It's Jackyl day here at Bring Back Glam! I don't mean to ignore Jesse James Dupree and his merry men -- so now I make amends for my grave oversight.
I'll be seeing Jackyl live Saturday night, and I'm pretty excited. The show is free and Black Stone Cherry is the opening act. (If you don't know Black Stone Cherry, check out the review at the Hard Rock Hideout. The link is to the left of this entry).
On Saturday, Jackyl will perform at Aces and Eights Harley Davidson. The concert is part of the 2007 Rumble Rally.
Now, Jackyl isn't necessarily Glam in the traditional sense: yes, they have long hair and catchy riffs, but they don't wear makeup and wear hot pink.
Not that there's anything wrong with hot pink, but I digress.
Jackyl also sounds exactly like AC/DC. Again, I digress.
The first - and only time - I've ever seen Jackyl in concert was at Rocklahoma. Jackyl was one of the handful of bands I wasn't too worried about watching. In fact, I was getting dinner when the band took the stage. Suddenly, the crowd goes bonkers, people are rushing toward the stage and I decided maybe this was something I shouldn't miss.
Turns out, Jackyl put on one of the best performances of the entire festival. Since the schtick was entirely new to me, it was wildly entertaining watching Jesse split a stool in half with a chainsaw. Destruction is key at Metal shows.
The band's self-titled debut was released in 1992. This album features Jackyl's most famous songs including "I Stand Alone," "Down on Me," "When Will It Rain," and of course, "The Lumberjack."
Here's the video for "I Stand Alone." It's classic.