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Solo You Can't Hear It!

by Jim Jacobi

This cd encompases sounds from hard rock/pop/rockabilly/some mideastern influence/some complex rhythms and a lot of fun.
Genre: Rock: Garage Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Or Again
3:46 $0.99
2. Victim
3:12 $0.99
3. Telepathic Cat
2:44 $0.99
4. Press One
2:23 $0.99
5. Fat
4:09 $0.99
6. Gone but Not Forgotten
3:39 $0.99
7. Post Moron Depression
3:31 $0.99
8. The Man
3:16 $0.99
9. Mystery
2:21 $0.99
10. Pizza
2:20 $0.99
11. U.s.f.u.w.
2:24 $0.99
12. Putz'n
2:31 $0.99
13. Epilogue
3:09 $0.99
14. Mark On You
1:42 $0.99
15. Inside
3:23 $0.99
16. Solo You Can't Hear It
3:18 $0.99
17. Suite #1 & #2
4:23 $0.99
18. Obscene
2:57 $0.99
19. Suite #2 & #3
3:20 $0.99
20. The Top
2:21 $0.99
21. Over & Out
1:23 $0.99
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Album Notes
Jim Jacobi has remained true to his mission of serving up some of the best garage punk music for over 25 years. His biting sarcasm and witty lyrics that cut to the bone complement his chunky, meaty guitar licks to perfection.
Jim Jacobi began recording in 1977 and released what has been known as one of the first DIY (Do It Yourself) records, called Victims of the Media in 1978. This recording was picked up by Dead Kennedy's lead singer, Jello Biafra, who named his record label Alternative Tentacles as "an antidote to the tentacles on the (Victims L.P.) cover"--possibly one of the first references to the word Alternative with music. Jacobi played all musical instruments on first L.P. and 1st 45 (1979) with the help of a drummer. He called this non-band Crap Detectors and had many incarnations in Lincoln, NE, Dallas, TX and Seattle, WA. In 1998, he returned to Nebraska and called the next bands the Joe Jakimbi Band and Jojakimbi Band as a phonetic anagram for Jim Jacobi. (Given to him by Charlie Burton in the early 80's) Now he has returned to his roots to record solo work.
Jacobi has opened for Wayne Kramer (MC5) and has done gigs with a variety of Seattle, Texas and Nebraska bands. He has played festivals with Reverend Horton Heat and The New Bohemians.
He has been described as "One of rocks great underrated heroes." (babysue LMNOP reviews- December 2003) and "Jacobi IS punk rock personified" (Mark Lush midwestbands.com 2003)
2005 Solo you can't hear it! CD Omaha, NE
2003 Get Out! CD Omaha, NE.
2002 I'm Datin' Satan! CD Lincoln, NE.
2000 Crap Circles the Jim Jacobi Chronicles 1978-2000 CD Lincoln, NE.
1999 Jim Jacobi and the Joe Jakimbi Band CD Lincoln, NE.
1998 Cat Patrol CD Seattle, WA.
1996 Hidden Agenda CD Seattle, WA
1994 A Taste for the Absurd CD Seattle, WA.
1991 Deprogramming Time is Now Cassette Seattle, WA.
1984 Cut the Crap L.P. Lincoln, NE./Dallas, TX.
1983 Diseases on Display L.P. Lincoln, NE.
1982 Crap Detector E.P. Lincoln, NE
1981 Someone's Sick/Expatriates from Reality 45 Lincoln, NE.
1980 Superficial World L.P. Lincoln, NE
1979 Police State 45 Lincoln, NE.
1978 Victims of the Media L.P. Lincoln, NE.
Compilations Blimp Kitty Seattle Compilation #1, #3 & #5
Homework #8 and # 9
Hyped to Death #61
Bootlegged on Bloodstains across Midwest and Killed by Death #9
Appears on Or What! By Charlie Burton 1982 Synthesizer



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J. Wallace

By J. Wallace

Lo-Fi garage roots music never died, it just got a bigger garage, and here’s proof. Jim Jacobi’s CD pushes the limits of his recording gear -- most everything is distorted somehow, the audio range of this disc is somewhere square in the middle, and most of the high and low end is lost in translation. But that’s the genre. Don’t expect Guided By Voices-style lo-fi perfection here.

Now that we’ve run the disclaimer, this CD works very well on the strength of Jacobi’s personality. Yes, there is some good guitar playing, and when the garage sound works, it works well, but Jacobi puts a lot of heart into his singing and songwriting, and that’s the real draw. Does it really matter that he’s actually screaming the words “telepathic cat” over and over on track three?

Hell, no. This CD has character. The songs are funny, rude and opinionated. Nobody on this project is terribly worried about who’s going to like it and who won’t. There’s some real attitude on these songs. The ingredients list of "Pizza" makes you want one, but don’t eat it til after "U.S.F.U.W.," as you’ll be doing the punk-rock-head-shake in spite of yourself.

"Mark On You" is southern-fried twang/rock; "Inside" goes all-out in the best tradition of the Butthole Surfers. Did I mention that there are twenty-one songs on this CD? Towards the end, there’s an awful lot of variety going on here, including a little Ramonesy ditty called "Obscene" that also manages to explore some Rev. Horton Heat sounds. None of these sonic homages fall flat -- they’re all dead-on and fun to hear.

Either Jacob’s production values get better the longer this album plays, or your ears just adjust and you don’t care. Solo You Can’t Hear It is a good six-pack album. When you come home after a lousy day at work, crack open a can of your favorite and crank this up to eleven. You’ll be feeling better in no time.

By J. Wallace