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Jackyl “Live At The Full Throttle Saloon” Sanctuary Records 2004 --Ken Pierce

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
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 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.

Rating: 7/10

--Ken Pierce 12.23.04
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


ALL SUMMARY REVIEWS FOR: JACKYL

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ALL INTERVIEWS FOR: JACKYL
INTERVIEW BAND INTERVIEWER DATE
Jesse James DupreeJackylPsycho Sarah7/24/2006


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