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Richie Rich wrote at 2006-06-20 02:16:40
My guess would be "LumberJack" by "Jackyl" featuring "Jessie James Dupree" on the chainsaw.  This actually came out in the Eighties if I remember correctly, could be very early nineties.

RnRknowitall wrote at 2006-06-24 23:41:36
The correct answer is Jackyl. The song is "The Lumberjack"

stormkitten wrote at 2006-08-13 08:01:10
JACKYL is the name of the band....  I think it was called "the lumberjack song"

D.V. wrote at 2006-11-24 02:35:50
The band Jackyl (Jakyl?) used a chainsaw doing a "call-and-answer" bit in one of their songs. It was a bluesy song, too so that is probably what you're thinking of.  

Rick wrote at 2006-12-04 02:52:31
It's Lumberjack by Jackyl

cc wrote at 2006-12-08 20:06:42
jackyl...the lumberjack

uncle cliffy wrote at 2007-03-29 16:21:55
The song you are thinking of is "The Lumberjack" by Jackyl. It's the most well known, but almost all of their albumns have one "chainsaw song".

lucholuis wrote at 2007-04-04 19:43:04
hello I am Lucholuis

The band that you are talking about is jackyl and the song is the lumberjack


pontiac wrote at 2007-05-08 13:16:02 may be referring to a tune "Lumberjack" by Jackyl on their album (named Jackyl)--I think it was their debut release, about 1990 or so...actually a pretty crative use of the instrument, and the effect was scattered through several cuts (no pun intended) on the CD...

griebage wrote at 2007-05-09 18:02:15
Jackyl - The Lumberjack Song  

Music Fan wrote at 2007-05-15 22:25:41
I think the band you are looking for is Jackyl (sp?) they used a chainsaw in a few of their was quite a novelty at the time.

MartinStJohn wrote at 2007-05-30 07:19:54
god, thanx for bringing that song back to my mind, I tried to block it out for  years.  

aframejo wrote at 2007-08-23 15:11:59
There is another song by Jackyl called "The Lumberjack" where you can hear some sort of chainsaw instead of the guitar.

Jayson wrote at 2007-09-20 15:06:38
I know what song u are talking about and I have also yet to figure out what the name of the band or song is.  If you have found it then I would greatly appreciate it.

Danny wrote at 2007-12-03 05:32:29
Dude, the guy your thinking about plays in a band called Jackyl..

i heard that songs with the chainsaw for the first time last weekend. its crazy!

Inga wrote at 2008-03-01 01:04:23
Are you thinking of Jackyl? The lead singer plays a chainsaw in "The Lumberjack" song. It's not a great song but pretty memorable.  

Custmguru wrote at 2008-07-31 17:07:13
I realize this is several years old, But the band Jackyl plays with a chainsaw. A Southern Rock style band from the mid to late 90's I think. Jesse Dupree and company put out a few hits, 'When Will It Rain' and 'I Walk Alone', but the chainsaw was featured prominently on the track titled 'The Lumberjack' on the first album.

Ra'akone wrote at 2008-11-18 10:53:42
You could be thinking of "I'm a Lumberjack Baby" by JAckyl. That had a chainsaw in it, with a special variable speed motor to play different notes.

buzzman wrote at 2008-12-03 00:43:32
I just heard the same song and also am looking for the name of the song with the chainsaw playing the guitar part. it kind of sounded like "bad to the bone".

Dave wrote at 2009-06-07 05:06:50
Actually, the group Jackyl has a chainsaw-solo in thier song "lumberjack". This solo was featured on the Rush Limbaugh radio program from time to time, back in the early 90's. They did play the chainsaw as a musical instrument, varying the rpms of the 2 stroke engine to hit the desired note. They also made extensive use of the chain brake to radically alter the engines pitch. It wasnt Eddie Van Halen, but it was pretty cool.

Angry dadcalled Ray wrote at 2009-12-30 22:44:30
The name of the band is "Jackyl" and the song is "Lumberjack". Originally featuring on their self titled first album, a rip roaring version 7 minutes long can be found on "Night Of The Living Dead".

You may also want to hear "Headed For Destruction" on the album "Push Comes To Shove" for a talking chainsaw.

Sean Reifschneider wrote at 2010-08-29 06:54:21
As I recall, back in maybe the '80s there was a band that the "lead guitar" was a chainsaw.  Or, at least, it sounded exactly like a chainsaw, and the music video showed him on stage playing a chainsaw.

After a bit of searching, it looks like it was a band called Jackyl in a song called "The Lumberjack".  I'm not very good at categorizing songs, I would have called it more "Rocky" but listening to it on youtube in response to this question I could call it "Bluesy".

It seems unlikely that Jackyl just played a guitar that sounded like a chainsaw...  According to Wikipedia:

He once had been asked, "How the hell can you play a chainsaw?" to which he responded, "How the hell can you not play a chainsaw?"


matt wrote at 2012-11-13 05:34:05
"The Lumberjack" by Jackyl, a southern hard rock band, has a lead chainsaw alongside their their other instruments.

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