Title - 'Best In Show' (Mighty Loud)
Artist - Jackyl
As you must all know by now, Jackyl is an American rock band formed in the early '90s. With a sound having been described as hard rock, heavy metal and Southern metal, the band is probably best known for its song 'The Lumberjack' - which features a chainsaw solo by lead singer Jesse James Dupree!
Indeed, now specialists in down and dirty blue-collar rock and roll, Jackyl's legacy of its wild, untamed and uncouth approach to rock 'n' roll is well established after all these years.
And now they are back with Best In Show, and being that is is their 20th anniversary from their first release, as Jesse James Dupree puts it himself, "We made sure Best In Show would show we have not let up one bit."
The album kicks-off with the title track, 'Best In Show,' a song that blasts out the cannon from the off and never lets up once. The loud funk foot stomp of 'Encore' is next, with both 'Screw Driver' and the metal hipsway of 'Horns Up' following close behind.
Next up is the brilliantly-titled 'Golden Spookytooth,' before they take their foot off the pedal for their rendition of 'Cover of the Rolling Stone' (Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show). The tempo is still kept at medium pace for the throaty storytelling of ' Walk My Mile,' before it is stoked up a notch for the Cult-ish 'Favorite Sin.'
The dynamite album then gives us the powerfunk of 'Better Than Chicken,' and then 'Don't Lay Down On Me,' before closing out with both 'Eleven' and the frantic '(Untitled).'<>