Jacobi and the Jojakimbi Band
I'm Datin' Satan!
Old school punker
Jacobi's been doing his thing since the first punk wave hit the
shores in the '70s. You'd think a guy his age would lose his stamina,
but he manages to keep it up on most of the heavier, harder, noisier,
angrier numbers. The opener is two minutes of sheer Midwestern Ramones,
with Jacobi spitting out the inspiring line "She's turned
from a lovely woman / Into a lunatic bitch." Nice. "Hung
Over" is pounding surfaholic heavy metal with an Iggy Pop twist.
In fact, Iggy's influence is all over the noisier songs, from the
growling title track to the burning "Old Fashioned Love"
to the thick-lipped chugger "Chunk-a-runkus."
Less interesting are
the seedy, countrified howlers. It's a fine line between cheese
and camp, and Jacobi walks it like a blind man on the funk-guitar-fueled
"Nervous White Guy," horror-metal grinder "Stella"
and truck-stop back-beater "Four Beer Story." Maybe
he's mellowing as he gets older, just like a fine malt liquor. I
just assume he leave the hick stuff at home -- it's the punk that
makes him legend.
Posted Nov. 1,
2002. Copyright © 2002 Tim McMahan. All rights reserved.
influence is all over the noisier songs."