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Jackyl: Live at the Full Throttle Saloon

Recorded live at the Sturgis Biker Rally, Jackyl has delivered to us an energetic set of their classic numbers. The piece is a pretty standard live album with little bantering between the singer Jesse James Dupree and the audience. This leaves more time for the music but also makes the piece run very quickly. The tracks selected are perfect for the seasoned fan of the group as well as someone who would like to give them a try. I was never more than the casual listener, thus this CD worked for me as I viewed it more of a greatest hits live piece. Since it included all of the songs that I knew I was able to enjoy it a little easier.

Tracks that stood out to me most specifically are "The Lumberjack Song", which is still played with a chainsaw and actually very amusing to hear in a live setting. Also "Push Comes To Shove" which was probably the bands biggest hit. While I felt the piece was good this is more for the diehard fan than the new or casual listener in an immediate sense. Such a listener will probably be better served first by a greatest hits studio piece.

There is not really anything special in terms of the interior booklet, just a two page fold out. This CD has a seperate DVD released and I think it might have been smart for them to package the two together. Jackyl has a defined audience these days, and if it can be done for a band like Creed and Evanescence - Jackyl could have done the same thing. Take a look at the piece anyway.

Track Listing
1. The More You Hate It
2. I Stand Alone
3. Mr. Evil
4. You Want It Heavy
5. Push Comes To Shove
6. Down This Road Before
7. Down On Me
8. Dirty Little Mind
9. Redneck Punk
10. The Lumberjack

Added: December 21st 2004
Reviewer: Ken Pierce
Related Link: Jackyl's Website
Hits: 4918
Language: english

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Jackyl: Live at the Full Throttle Saloon
Posted by Steve Ambrosius, SoT Staff Writer on 2004-12-21 15:09:28
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Jackyl once played 21 shows in 24 hours. That alone makes the fact that in 15 years they have never produced a live CD for release in the US. But in 2003 they recorded the show they did at the Sturgis Biker Rally. Live at the Full Throttle Saloon is the all out hard rock show you would expect in front of 15,000 bikers.

Jackyl has always mixed the metal vocals of lead singer Jesse Dupree with straight 4/4 rock to create party rock and roll. No one will ever accuse this band of being sophisticated. There are more sexual references than in a high school locker room, but I don't think any at Sturgis were looking for intellectual stimulation.

There is nothing special about the live version of these 10 songs except for there is no doubt that Jackyl holds nothing back when live on stage. The best party example on the CD is a nice version of "Dirty Little Mind" with a great bass grove by Roman Glick. The song groves while Dupree brings Biker Chicks on stage to "bunny hop."

Live at the Full Throttle Saloon is a must for fans of Jackyl and would fit in for anyone looking for good old-fashioned party rock.

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