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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
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  1.   Song
  2.   I Stand Alone
  3.   Down on Me
  4.   The Lumberjack
  5.   Dirty Little Mind
  6.   When Will It Rain
  7.   Push Comes to Shove
  8.   She Loves My Cock
  9.   Cover of the Rolling Stone
  10.   Crazy
  11.   My Moonshine Kicks Your Cocaine's Ass
  12.   Better Than Chicken
  13.   Dixieland
  14.   We're an American Band
  15.   Secret of the Bottle
  16.   Screwdriver
  17.   Redneck Punk
  18.   Mercedes Benz
  19.   Just Like a Negro
  20.   Brain Drain
  21.   Reach for Me
  22.   Encore
  23.   Back Off Brother
  24.   Favorite Sin
  25.   Billy Badass
  26.   Rock-a-Ho
  27.   Deeper in Darkness
  28.   Band Cooking And Rigging
  29.   It's Tricky
  30.   Don't Lay Down On Me
  31.   Golden Spookytooth
  32.   I Stand More
  33.   Headed for Destruction
  34.   She Loves My Cook
  35.   Just Like a Devil
  36.   Limpdick
  37.   Just Because I'm Drunk
  38.   Eleven
  39.   Walk My Mile
  40.   When Moonshine and Dynamite Collide
  41.   Freight Train
  42.   Mister, Can You Spare a Dime
  43.   I Am the Walrus
  44.   Locked and Loaded
  45.   Rally
  46.   Horns Up
  47.   The Overflow of Love
  48.   She's Not a Drug
  49.   You Want It Heavy
  50.   Down This Road Before
  51.   Mr. Evil
  52.   If You Want It Heavy (I Weigh a Ton)
  53.   Mental *@%#!
  54.   Back Down in the Dirt
  55.   I Am the I Am
  56.   My Life
  57.   [Untitled]
  58.   I Could Never Touch You Like You Do
  59.   Everyone's a Winner
  60.   Disasterpiece
  61.   Blast Off
  62.   Best in Show
  63.   Loads of Fun
  64.   I Can't Stop
  65.   Full Throttle
  66.   Curse on You
  67.   Private Hell
  68.   I Want It
  69.   Mental Masturbation
  70.   Dumb Ass Country Boy
  71.   Open Up
  72.   Misery Loves Company
  73.   Let's Don't Go There
  74.   Cut the Crap
  75.   Twice as Ugly
  76.   God Strike Me Dead
  77.   Thanks for the Grammy
  78.   Speak of the Devil
  79.   Push Pull
  80.   Problem
  81.   Crush
  82.   Can't Beat It With a Stick
  83.   Open for Business
  84.   Street Went Legit