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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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Stations Featuring
Jackyl

    Southern Rock

    Southern Rock
    1 song

    Hair Metal

    Hair Metal
    1 song

Albums by
Jackyl

Top Songs by
Jackyl

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

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