Welcome to Track X Track – episode 2. This time, I’m so proud to bring you my conversation with Jackyl’s Jesse James Dupree. We discuss their debut album track by track. Jesse tells me about working with a fairly unknown producer named Brendan O’ Brien. “I’m proud to say that we were the first, if not one of the first, to recognize his talents as a producer to get him his first gold record.”
He tells a funny story of a legendary grunge band that was kicked out of a Jackyl show. What two things did they guys have to promise to do after getting signed to a record deal? Jesse tells me all about that story, as well as a song he wrote for the band Kansas that Jackyl eventually used. We talk about the album artwork and lots more.
This is a very fun, interesting conversation about a record that broke these boys loose on the world!
Check out every song from the debut album below. A huge “Thank You” to Jesse for spending so much time with me discussing this record!
You can watch episode one of Track X Track with Brent Smith of Shinedown here.