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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.   She Loves My Cock
  8.   My Moonshine Kicks Your Cocaine's Ass
  9.   Cover of the Rolling Stone
  10.   Push Comes to Shove
  11.   Screwdriver
  12.   Mr. Evil
  13.   Reach for Me
  14.   We're an American Band
  15.   It's Tricky
  16.   Freight Train
  17.   Redneck Punk
  18.   I Can't Stop
  19.   Secret of the Bottle
  20.   Back Off Brother
  21.   Just Like a Devil
  22.   Encore
  23.   Best in Show
  24.   Mercedes Benz
  25.   Get Mad at It
  26.   Heaven Don't Want Me (And Hell's Afraid I'll Take Over)
  27.   Dixieland
  28.   Deeper in Darkness
  29.   Rock-a-Ho
  30.   Everyone's a Winner
  31.   Just Because I'm Drunk
  32.   Eleven
  33.   Better Than Chicken
  34.   Walk My Mile
  35.   The Overflow of Love
  36.   Full Throttle
  37.   She Loves My Cook
  38.   Headed for Destruction
  39.   I Am the Walrus
  40.   Locked and Loaded
  41.   Brain Drain
  42.   Limpdick
  43.   Hammer to the Head
  44.   Crazy
  45.   All Night Rodeo
  46.   [Untitled]
  47.   Don't Lay Down On Me
  48.   Horns Up
  49.   When Moonshine and Dynamite Collide
  50.   She's Not a Drug
  51.   You Want It Heavy
  52.   Billy Badass
  53.   Down This Road Before
  54.   Kill the Sunshine
  55.   I'm on Fire
  56.   The More You Hate It
  57.   Back Down in the Dirt
  58.   Private Hell
  59.   I Want It
  60.   Misery Loves Company
  61.   Dumb Ass Country Boy
  62.   Mental Masturbation
  63.   Ahead of My Time
  64.   Rally
  65.   Blast Off
  66.   Band Cooking And Rigging
  67.   Favorite Sin
  68.   Loads of Fun
  69.   Just Like a Negro
  70.   I Stand More
  71.   Billy Bad*ss
  72.   Donw This Road Before
  73.   Sparks from Candy
  74.   Vegas Smile
  75.   Lend Me a Hand
  76.   If You Want It Heavy (I Weigh a Ton)
  77.   Curse on You
  78.   Mental *@%#!
  79.   Chinatown
  80.   I Am the I Am
  81.   Open Up
  82.   Let's Don't Go There
  83.   Cut the Crap
  84.   Twice as Ugly