Jackyl – Cut The Crap (1997)

Jackyl is an American hard rock band formed in 1991. Their sound has been described as hard rock, heavy metal and Southern metal.

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The music on Jackyl’s fourth album, Cut the Crap, isn’t markedly different from the group’s previous Southern-fried, white-trash heavy metal, and they even seem to be running out of ideas within that idiom — the “Lumberjack Song” chainsaw gimmick returns on the title track (its lyrics are underscored by a front-cover painting of the earth in a soiled diaper and a back-cover photograph of the band lined up to use a portable toilet). Thankfully, the album never descends to the level of its artwork; then again, aside from “Push Pull” and the Brian Johnson collaboration “Locked and Loaded,” it only rarely achieves the level of dumb, sleazy fun that makes Jackyl appealing. In between occasional praises of booze, marijuana, and sex, much of the album is devoted to rants about the music industry (“Dumb Ass Country Boy,” “Thanks for the Grammy,” “Twice as Ugly”) and ballads that try to address emotional pain (“Misery Loves Company,” “Let’s Don’t Go There,” “Speak of the Devil”). As such, most of the album comes off as a whinefest from a band that is no longer having fun.

Tracklist

  1. “Dumb Ass Country Boy” – 2:49
  2. “Locked and Loaded” (Dupree, Brian Johnson)
    • features Brian Johnson of AC/DC on vocals – 3:29
  3. “Open Up” (Dupree, Dion Murdock) – 3:33
  4. “Misery Loves Company” (Dupree, John Hayes) – 3:46
  5. “Lets Don’t Go There” (Dupree, Hayes) – 3:24
  6. “Cut the Crap” – 2:04
  7. “Twice as Ugly” (Dupree, Jeff Worley) – 4:09
  8. “God Strike Me Dead” – 3:35
  9. “Thanks For the Grammy” – 3:21
  10. “Speak of the Devil” – 4:40 (Dupree, Dupree)
  11. “Push Pull” – 3:55

Songs written by Jesse James Dupree unless noted.

Personnel

Notes

Released:  October 14, 1997
Recorded:  1997 Cock Of the Walk Studios, Atlanta, Georgia
Genre:  Hard rock
Length:  38:46

Label – Epic Records

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