When Moonshine and Dynamite Collide, the latest album by Jesse James Dupree and the guys in Jackyl, is an ass-kicking, in-your-face masterpiece of hard rock; a musical, chain saw-wielding massacre and a kick in the teeth to the pop divas and puerile teenagers whose synthed-up, electronically bloated music has lately been flooding the airwaves.
With not one ballad on the album, When Moonshine and Dynamite Collide, released by Mighty Loud on the Fontana/Universal label, features a mix of classic rock and roll and the blues-driven southern rock that has long been the calling card of this hard-working band.
Jesse had just come home to Atlanta when he and I had a chat over the phone. I wanted a chance to catch up with him and talk about the new album and what he has going on over at Tru.tv where his show, Full Throttle Saloon, is now in its second season. Jesse will be getting shot out of a cannon on the next two episodes, December 22nd and 29th.
Jackyl Interview - Jesse James Dupree - When Moonshine and Dynamite Collide Full Throttle Pt 1
You can watch the video from that call, Jesse talking about the new album, the music, and the songwriting process for When Moonshine and Dynamite Collide as well as getting shot out of a cannon to celebrate the Sturgis 70 Year Anniversary. Or you can check out the more personal part two of that interview Jackyl Interview - Jesse James Dupree - When Moonshine and Dynamite Collide Full Throttle Pt 2.
In part two Jesse James Dupree weighs in on life on the road, and his suspicion that those people who are constantly trying to find fault with him and his band are also the same people who are afraid to admit they masturbate. Which, by the way, was the one piece of advice that he wanted to make sure was well understood by kids who are looking to make it in rock and roll. "The most important thing for them to know," he said, "[is that] if they masturbate hair will not really grow in the palms of their hands, and if it does, it's easily removed with some Nair."