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Jimmie's Chicken Shack

534 Pushing the Salmanilla Envelope by Jimmie's Chicken Shack

Pushing the Salmanilla Envelope

Island Records
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Steven Haigler

Jimmie's Chicken Shack's major-label debut avoids funk metal cliches on 1997's confident Pushing the Salmanilla Envelope

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Bands only get to make their debut album once, but for Jimmie's Chicken Shack, a few practice swings paid off. Taking tracks from several low-profile independent releases and combining them for the 1997 major label debut means the material on Pushing the Salmanilla Envelope sounds refined and well-thought out without being stale and lifeless. Unlike some contemporaries who relied on thick, down-tuned guitars to push their angst, JCS work in layers of intricate guitar leads that recall 1970s progressive rock or 90s math rock but with a funk metal twist.

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Songs in this episode

  • Intro - High
  • 21:00 - Dropping Anchor
  • 24:16 - When You Die You're Dead
  • 33:14 - This Is Not Hell
  • 36:02 - Milk
  • Outro - Hole

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