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If the Shoe Fits

by Jim Jacobi

The 25th release since 1977 from Americas D.I.Y. guy, rocking in a garage/punk absurdist kind of way.
Genre: Rock: Psychobilly
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1. Benson Part 1
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2. Coyotes
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3. Place Where Rock Died
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4. Corporate Corpses
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5. Bob H. Day
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6. Sycophant City
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7. White Noise Prison
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8. Art Snobs
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9. Dawn Red
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10. If the Shoe Fits
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11. Ashamed
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12. A Scab Is a Scab Is a Scab
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13. Horrible Place
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14. Since You've Been Gone
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15. Victims, Pt. 2
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16. Piece O' Crap Furniture
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17. Pay to Play
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18. Absurdist Kind of Way
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19. Fool the Fools
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20. Benson 2 (Zombie Something)
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21. Don't Explain the Word Brainwashed
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22. Rape of America, Pt. 666
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23. Presswashed
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Album Notes
This is Jim Jacobi's 25th release. He began recording in 1977 and is considered a pioneer in garage/punk/D.I.Y. music. This release will be his 35 year anniversary of the release of the 1st L.P. "Victims of the Media". Jello Biafra wrote in the Liner notes for the 30 year anniversary liner notes. "few people I know of have maintained such a dim third-eye view of our mindless rodent- like consumer behavior as JIM JACOBI, best known for his (mostly) punk project, The Crap Detectors. '
If the Shoe fits is as usual, an eclectic assortment of Jacobi's wide variety of musical experiences described as "it is like walking from one different room to another." These are not just a group of individual songs but an inter connected thesis of mainly rock based material.
Jim Jacobi has remained true to his mission of serving up independent garage music for 36 years. His biting sarcasm and witty lyrics that cut to the bone complement his chunky, meaty guitar licks to perfection. He is a voice in independent American music being an outsider looking in, reinventing himself several times.
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 said in a letter to Jacobi; his record label Alternative Tentacles was “an antidote to the tentacles on the (Victims L.P.) cover”-. 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 soon 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) The songs were of a more personal nature opposed to the political/social/absurdist style of Crap Detectors with music that was a departure from the 1st 20 years. Then he returned to his roots to record solo work, experimenting with different musical styles and re-adapting a more political/social stance. In 2008 Crap Detectors are back.
Jacobi has opened for Wayne Kramer (MC5), the Street Walk’n Cheetahs 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) “Jacobi is an ‘old dog’ that can teach YOU a thing or two” (Mark Lush midwestbands.com 2005) , “ Lo Fi garage roots music never died, it just got a bigger garage” (J Wallace Indie Music.com 2005) “The music is fun, gritty with a true sense of humor”( 12/2010 Ginger coyote, Punk globe) and “This underground Icon has been at it this long.” (Babysue Jan, 2011). His genre was named CHUNKARUNKUS in mid 1990’s by University of Washington students. It is a modernization of Roadhouse music incorporating ska, metal, punk and grunge into the blues, jazz, rock a billy and garage rock of roadhouse. He is a general practitioner in a world of specialists and has never considered working for a major record label. (He considered that “Selling Out”)



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Marina Sylbakoff

Shoe fits
I bought the new release, “IF THE SHOE FITS” by Jim Jacobi and I have to say that Mr. Jacobi’s lyrics are some of the best I’ve ever listened to. (I’ve been listening to his music for a long time).
His lyrics are cynical and brilliant and always au courant with what is in the news. He’s political BUT NOT POLITICALLY CORRECT. He says what many of us would like to say….but don’t…..AND he plays all of the instruments on this cd as well as mixing the whole thing in a clever, cool way that is very fun to listen to. BRAVO, JIM!! Can’t wait for the next one!!!