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Jackyl
When Moonshine And Gasoline Collide

Company: Mighty Loud Entertainment
Release: 2010
Genre: Hard Rock
Reviewer: EC

  • Another solid hit record for Jackyl



  • I remember helping my father with carpenter work while growing up. We often accepted side jobs on the weekends or during late Summer evenings building additions, tearing down old houses or general manual labor. I can always remember picking up the hammer under my father's watchful eye and attempting to drive a nail straight. My frustrated father would nicely say to me "HIT IT LIKE YOU MEAN IT SON!". That was probably mentioned to Georgia's Jackyl at some point or another...and they really took it to heart.

    Hard rock's hardest working act has returned with a new album titled "When Moonshine And Dynamite Collide". The record is released courtesy of Mighty Loud Entertainment and is the band's first push to the studio since 2002's "Relentless". Jesse James Dupree and the boys had some big shoes to fill, with both "Relentless" and '97's "Cut The Crap" seeing the band at all time highs in terms of quality. Both of those albums rip and tear from start to finish, punctuated with Dupree's characteristic pipes and the chugging sweaty blues chords made famous by the likes of AC/DC and Ted Nugent. While Jackyl have not been very busy with their collective works, Dupree has been fairly active. The vocalist released his second solo album last year with Dixie Inc. entitled "Rev It Up & Go Go". That solo effort saw Dupree exploring some Country and Southern Rock roots, with half of the album trademark hard rock and the other half full Country and Hillbilly romp.

    "When Moonshine And Dynamite Collide" sounds just like the title advertises...Jackyl in a rampage here as they explore the country-fried Georgia hard rock that they have perfected. The album has great chemistry and really mixes it up to keep the listener in tune. "My Moonshine Kicks Your Cocaine's Ass" is a booming audible, complete with Dupree's obnoxious tantrum and some gang chorus bits. The songwriting here reminds me of the George Jones' classic "White Lightning". The loudest ass ripper, "Full Throttle", is a head on collision with some of the heaviest down-tuned chords and some faster blues riffing. "Loads Of Fun" and "Freight Train" play well as quick paced blue collar fare, while "Deeper In Darkness" would fit comfortably on the "Cut The Crap" record. The group also do a fun lax cover of Janis Joplin's "Mercedes Benz".

    Overall this is another solid hit record for Jackyl and brands the group as one of the best long running hard rock bands in the US. "When Moonshine...." is far better than the last AC/DC and KISS albums and really should be a huge release if they can find radio play. Highly recommended!


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    Eric Compton // Eric Compton lives in the most haunted city in the world, St. Augustine, Florida with his family and two yorkies. He has served as senior editor for MaximumMetal.com for nearly 10 years and is the author of the heavy metal book series--Denim & Letters. His reviews, interviews and social commentary has been featured on websites like Brave Words, Blabbermouth, Metal Temple, Metal Rules, Ultimate Metal, Metal Maniacs and Wikipedia.

    Maximum Metal Rating Legend - Click for Full Details
    5 Excellent - Buy it and say a prayer to the metal gods that you were tuned on to this masterpiece. A classic.
    4-4.5 Great - Almost perfect records but there's probably a clunker or a lacking somewhere to keep it from perfection. You won't feel bad about dropping some bones on these.
    3.5 Good - Most of the record is good, but there may be some filler. This is the OK range where you'd search for the record on sale or used.
    3 Average - Some good songs, some bad ones at about a half/half ratio. Could show skills but be dull overall. Redeeming qualities for indy bands are effort and passion. Majors that don't try or suck outright end up here.
    2-2.5 Fair - Worth a listen, but best obtained by collectors. There is much better metal out there.
    1-1.5 Bad - Major problems with music, lyrics, production, etc.
    0 Terrible or an otherwise waste of your life and time.

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    ALL FULL REVIEWS FOR: JACKYL
    CD
    TITLE BAND
    DOR
    REVIEWER DATE
    Live At The Full Throttle SaloonJackyl
    2004
    Ken Pierce12/28/2004
    When Moonshine And Gasoline CollideJackyl
    2010
    Eric Compton6/15/2010


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    ALL INTERVIEWS FOR: JACKYL
    INTERVIEW BAND INTERVIEWER DATE
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