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Happy Jackyl Day

Posted on Thursday, September 20, 2007 at 11:10AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments11 Comments

jackyl.JPGIt'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.


Reader Comments (11)

Black Stone Cherry could be pretty good, but I can safely say I wouldn't mind living the rest of my life without hearing Jackyl again.
September 20, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterbob_vinyl
I will see you at the show!

You will be a Black Stone Cherry fan after this! I guarantee it!

Rob Rockitt
Hard Rock Hideout
www.hardrockhideout.com
jackyl kicks ass cant wait for a new cd
September 20, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterglam rocker
I saw Jackyl open for Aerosmith years ago and they were very bland.
September 20, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterMetal Mark
Jackyl is a really good band. Black Stone Cherry is pretty good too. It should be a great show!
September 20, 2007 | Unregistered CommenteraXe mAn
I enjoyed the Jackyl performance at Rocklahoma. Sometimes a band has good entertainment value (even when their sound is not the best) and I think Jackyl does. Perhaps that is why they have a following.
September 20, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterEric
I actually love Jackyl just for the music, but I'd agree, Jesse's schtick is the main draw card. He's hilarious.
September 20, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterChristian Graus
I brought Jackyl back to Pittsburgh last year for a GlamSLAM show over Labor Day weekend. By far THE best club show EVER. Those guys were playing like they were onstage at the Arena. Every single band that played that night agreed that Jackyl had to have been the most UNDER rated band of the early 90's. That weekend we had Quiet Riot, The Bulletboys, Ron Keel, Danny MacMaster (ex lead singer of Bonham) and Phil Varone for a weekend of loud rockin, drunken, debauchery. Every band kicked maximum ass and for Jackyl to be the stand out of the WHOLE SUMMER was just awesome.
You can check out the reviews at www.Glam-Metal.com or www.myspace.com/glamslamproductions good times and great Crown Royal and PBR with Jesse hahahaha.
September 21, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterSweet Lou.
I caught Jackyl with Aerosmith way back when but I also caught them with Vince Neil in Boston a few years ago. They were solid live. I never reach for their albums but the first one is probably the best, 'Down On Me' is a great tune.
September 25, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterRhodeislandrock
You may know this - I think there was an LA band called Aces & Eights that played with Faster Pussycat / LA Guns etc - however I can't find any information on them anywhere - there was one song that I liked, and I'd like to get a hold of it again if I could find the information / where to buy it.Also - If you could, email me the info if you have it - I stumbled across this site through Google...

Thanks in advance for any info you may have.
December 21, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterBib Sugar
You may know this - I think there was an LA band called Aces & Eights that played with Faster Pussycat / LA Guns etc - however I can't find any information on them anywhere - there was one song that I liked, and I'd like to get a hold of it again if I could find the information / where to buy it.Also - If you could, email me the info if you have it - I stumbled across this site through Google...

Thanks in advance for any info you may have.
December 21, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterBob Sugar

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