Slacker Logo



Boogie rockers Jackyl were instantly lumped into the hair metal category upon their debut in 1992, but their sound was only vaguely reminiscent of the genre. Still, this label stuck with them after the sound became un-hip and their loud rock & roll was largely ignored by the mainstream. But due to the well-rounded Southern rock they were releasing throughout the '90s, they maintained a dedicated following that few other bands from the era could claim. The band started in 1990, forming in Georgia out of vocalist Jesse James Dupree, guitarist Jeff Worley, drummer Chris Worley, bassist Tom Bettini, and guitarist Jimmy Stiff. The fivesome shared an enthusiasm for AC/DC, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and other like-minded artists, and were soon crafting their own blend of hard rock and Southern boogie around their native state. Record executives got hip to their live show, which included chain saws, among other things, and soon the band signed to Geffen. A self-titled debut enjoyed several hit rock singles, including "When Will It Rain," "I Stand Alone," and "Down on Me." But the most attention was drawn by "The Lumberjack," an ode to burly chainsaw-wielders that witnessed a power tool solo by Dupree. His chainsaw abilities became their recognized gimmick, and equally gimmick-crazy guitarist Ted Nugent took the band on the road for a tour that included his own archery display as well. This was good for their career in the short term, but their reputation as a hair metal band was cemented by the appearances with Damn Yankees and Slaughter on the road. By the time 1994's Push Comes to Shove was released, Geffen was firmly against promoting a group with that reputation and allowed the record to sink to the bottom of the charts. The group left the label and moved to Mayhem, marking the occasion with a live album before leaving the label only a year later for a jump to Sony. Arriving in 1997, Cut the Crap enjoyed play on rock radio, but was still overshadowed by popular alternative rock acts. Sony dropped Jackyl, so they quickly signed to Shimmering Tone and began work on Stayin' Alive. The record came out to poor critical reception, and the cracks in the band's armor began to show. A lineup change was necessary, so Bettini and Stiff got the boot and former Brother Cane guitarist Roman Glick was drafted into the lineup. Writing tracks with AC/DC vocalist Brian Johnson, the band returned in 2002 with Relentless, followed by Live at the Full Throttle Saloon in 2004. Subsequent studio albums include When Moonshine and Dynamite Collide (2010), Best in Show (2012), and Rowyco (2016). ~ Bradley Torreano
Read More Read Less

Stations Featuring

    Southern Rock

    Southern Rock
    1 song

    Hair Metal

    Hair Metal
    1 song

Albums by

Top Songs by

  1.   Song
  2.   I Stand Alone
  3.   Down on Me
  4.   The Lumberjack
  5.   Dirty Little Mind
  6.   When Will It Rain
  7.   She Loves My Cock
  8.   Dixieland
  9.   Push Comes to Shove
  10.   Just Because I'm Drunk
  11.   Redneck Punk
  12.   We're an American Band
  13.   Just Like a Devil
  14.   Screwdriver
  15.   It's Tricky
  16.   Better Than Chicken
  17.   Cover of the Rolling Stone
  18.   Encore
  19.   Reach for Me
  20.   Mercedes Benz
  21.   Full Throttle
  22.   Billy Badass
  23.   Back Down in the Dirt
  24.   Mister, Can You Spare a Dime
  25.   Mental Masturbation
  26.   Secret of the Bottle
  27.   Everyone's a Winner
  28.   Walk My Mile
  29.   She's Not a Drug
  30.   Just Like a Negro
  31.   You Want It Heavy
  32.   Mr. Evil
  33.   Back Off Brother
  34.   Limpdick
  35.   Favorite Sin
  36.   Golden Spookytooth
  37.   My Moonshine Kicks Your Cocaine's Ass
  38.   Heaven Don't Want Me (And Hell's Afraid I'll Take Over)
  39.   Vegas Smile
  40.   I'm on Fire
  41.   The More You Hate It
  42.   I Could Never Touch You Like You Do
  43.   My Life
  44.   I Am the Walrus
  45.   Brain Drain
  46.   Eleven
  47.   Rock-a-Ho
  48.   Hammer to the Head
  49.   Don't Lay Down On Me
  50.   Sparks from Candy
  51.   Down This Road Before
  52.   Lend Me a Hand
  53.   Kill the Sunshine
  54.   If You Want It Heavy (I Weigh a Ton)
  55.   Curse on You
  56.   Mental *@%#!
  57.   Chinatown
  58.   I Am the I Am
  59.   Private Hell
  60.   I Want It
  61.   Deeper in Darkness
  62.   Locked and Loaded
  63.   Headed for Destruction
  64.   Ahead of My Time
  65.   Freight Train
  66.   All Night Rodeo
  67.   Disasterpiece
  68.   Horns Up
  69.   When Moonshine and Dynamite Collide
  70.   The Overflow of Love
  71.   I Can't Stop
  72.   Get Mad at It
  73.   Crazy
  74.   Blast Off
  75.   Loads of Fun
  76.   Best in Show
  77.   Rally

Artists Related to Jackyl

Loading Sliders...
  1. + -



Casting to |