Jackboot Suicide

Jackboot Suicide

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Jackboot Suicide is an explosive force in the Midwest. The band's sound has been classified as a combination of progressive rock mixed with the distinct southern California flow.

Biography

From the heart of the Midwest, one band stands above the rest with an upbeat, feel good sound ...Jackboot Suicide. Jackboot Suicide has created their own kind of magic by redefining their own unique sound. Their music is ever-changing, always original and definitely fresh!

Jackboot Suicide is comprised of four dynamic, distinct and very talented musicians. The band includes: Mike Driscoll, master of powerhouse vocals that range from aggressive and comanding to melodic and harmonious. Driscoll's sound comes from his diverse musical influences and hard work. His style combines his love of harder music (Metallica, Nine Inch Nails and Primus) with the sound of more traditional rock bands (Creedence Clearwater Revival) and the diversity of current musical legends (Beastie Boys). While Driscoll previously enjoyed success with the popular regional band Storyteller, he has found immense satisfaction with the uniqueness and diversity of Jackboot Suicide.

Lead Guitarist Dale Brink's intricate guitar stylings gives Jackboot Suicide a freshness and uniqueness. His love of driving guitar stylists (Jimmi Hendrix, Sex Pistols and Suicide Machines) and catchy guitar stylings of modern bands (Red Hot Chili Peppers and Violent Femmes) have inspired his own one-of-a-kind sound. Previously performing with regional band BIL-EE-ROO-BIN, Brink says Jackboot Suicide has inspired him to reach new musical heights. "It is Jackboot Suicide's goal to make creative, long lasting music which everyone will enjoy," he says. "With this dynamic combination, we convert even the most die-hard skeptics."

Chandler "The Prophet" Jansen, Jackboot Suicide's stylistic drummer, provides the underlying driving beat that classifies their uncanny sound. Jansen's drumming style comes from his love of a variety of drumming legends. His influences range from the driving sounds of modern rock (Brain from Primus, Dr. Chubb of the Misfits and P.O.D.) to the funk based sounds of Sheila E (Prince and the Revolution). While Jansen has performed with jam bands, punk bands and rock bands, he has found his niche with Jackboot Suicide.

The line-up would not be complete without bassist extraordinaire Brandon "B" Webb (aka Dr. Webb). His aggressive bass lines and original styling adds dimension and depth to Jackboot Suicide's mix. His unique sound has been developed and influenced by his love of legendary and timeless intense music (Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath and Primus). Dr. Webb also adds to Jackboot Suicide's lighter side with his on-stage antics and commanding stage presence.

Lyrics

My Street

Written By: Jackboot Suicide

On my street,

everybody gets the beat,

you see them out there in the heat,

they all got 6-packs they're just kickin' back,

it's cool, when nobody got it in for you,

you can do what you want to do when your on my street,

'cause everybody gets the beat,

you see them out there on the concrete,

they all got 6-packs,

they're all just kickin' back,

it's cool ain't nobody got it in for you,

you can do what you want to do,

when your on my street,

we go HUH...

Late at night,

I see this guy kick on his lights,

yeah,

and maybe I'm way too high,

(could be),

but I'm thinkin' maybe he's some kind of Russian spy,

but it's cool,

'cause he's probably just another Tool,

another 9-5 fool,

just like me,

like me and everybody else here on my street,

we go HUH...

WHADDUP.

On my street,

they're just like you,

they're just like me,

we're just like everybody else here on my street.



Shy

Written By: Jackboot Suicide

I'm intoxicated ,

what's your name,

cuz i asked for an angel and you came.

God will it make her lay down next to me tonite?

God will it tell me that I'm right,

tell me that I'm right,

say I'll be just fine...

cuz I've been dreamin' this whole thing.

Yeah , I dreamed this whole thing up 'till now,

everyday has been the same.

I'm invigorated by your flame cuz you asked for an angel but the devil came.

To show you things that you ai'nt never seen before,

to open your eyes to a world that's been waitin' right outside your door....

while you were dreamin' everything just sort of fell away.

Well maybe I'm crazy,

well maybe you're crazy too,

maybe you're just like me,

maybe I'm just like you.....

yeah maybe you're crazy too.

I'm intoxicated,

what was your name,

cuz i asked for an angel,

and I'll be damned one came.

To show me things that I ain't never seen before,

to open up my eyes to the world that's been waitin' right outside of my door,

while I was dreamin' everything just sort of fell away.....


Helm

Written By: Jackboot Suicide

I just wanna be me and you can be you, and you can do whatever it is you do, 'cause It's nothin' to no one , nothin' to no one.

And this is a virtue but you're never ever gonna have it 'cause you never really take the time to look around.

And there goes tomorrow but you're never even gonna see it 'cause you never really take the chance to lay it down. And it feels like you're cut from stone when you're carrying this weight alone it's nothin' to no one , nothin to no one, Ah, to be the hand about your neck cuttin' off the oxygen. It's nothin' to no one, to no one.

Time put me here with you.

I know why you're runnin' but i don't know where to, I could never figure you, I could never figure you, I could never figure you...

(chorus).

Discography

Assjackwards released 2003
Shy and Late Night both received airplay on the following:
89.7 The River on Planet O and Road Rage
Z-98 during their regional program
Z-92 on Homegrown
93.3 the Dam on the local show

The Size of Some Things released 2004
Purgatory received airplay on the following:
89.7 The River on Planet O and Road Rage
Z-98 during their regional program
Z-92 on Homegrown
FPD Radio (which also played Li'l Bastard and made it their theme song)
BNRX.FM

Baja Trajic released 2005
My Street is receiving airplay on the following:
89.7 The River on Planet O and Road Rage
Z-92 on Homegrown
FPD Radio
BNRX.FM
KXVO WB 15 (they promotionally using the song)
The Source internet radio

Set List

Purgatory
My Street
West O Ho
Suicide
Jackboot
Jackboot 2
Mariachi
Shy
Paper and Pen
Big Ego Man
One Day
Doin' Just Fine
Helm
Li'l Bastard
Son
Tip The Scales
Covers
Funky Monks
Santaria
Bad Fish
Great Balls of Fire

Jackboot Suicide's sets go from 45 minutes up to 2 hours depending on the venue and the situation. They change the set list according to the venue, age of the crowd and promoter's requirements.