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Jackslacks

RIYL

Carl Perkins, Stray Cats, Traveling Wilburys, Wilco, John Lennon, Forbidden Pigs, Mojo Nixon, Skid Roper, the Beat Farmers

Inception

San Diego , 2002

Influences

Carl Perkins, Eddie Cochran, Beach Boys, Beatles, CCR, Traveling Wilburys

Discography

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Based near SDSU, Americana/roots rocker Chris Giorgio, aka Jackslacks, was a founding member of Forbidden Pigs, Hot Rod Lincoln, and Dead Engines. Taking the name Jackslacks from the 1957 Sparkletones hit “Black Slacks,” he embarked on his solo career in 2002 with the smooth sliding rockabilly album Rock & Roll Dinosaur, with guest players Tommy Byrnes, Buzz Campbell, and Johnny Mercury on guitars, Billy Bacon and Johnny D'Artenay on upright bass, plus the ace studio production of Stray Cat Lee Rocker.

A full-length called Jackslacks Lucky Man was released in 2012, along with a single called “Best Friend Gone Away.” Farm Jazz was released on the indie label Shield Of Love in 2013. Collaborating this time around with San Diego State University jazz prodigies, Eric Hutchinson, Dave Votel, and Alejandro Aste-Nieto, the new title track “Generations Hypnotized” (b/w “Don't Mind Me”) was produced by Mike Kamoo and Jackslacks at Earthling Studios in El Cajon.

The Farm Jazz EP includes the track “Don’t Mind Me.” “That song was actually co-written with my ex-Pig mate Billy Bacon, who unfortunately suffers from rheumatoid arthritis and is unable to gig much anymore,” says Giorgio. “It was cool to work with him again after so many years.” A video was released for the track “Generations Hypnotized.”

Jackslacks founded a side band called Flipside Burners in 2013.

April 2014 saw the release of Jackslacks' Other Side EP, again on the Shield of Love label,
recorded at Earthling Studios with co-producer Mike Kamoo and mastering completed at DRT. Jackslacks sings and drums while brother Bill, frontman for Detroit’s Nobody’s Business, contributes his signature guitar licks, nephew Billy sings back-up, and Jackslacks’ daughter Taylor Giorgio plays violin. Other guests include guitarist Mark Fahl and upright bassist Bill Grubbs, both from Flipside Burners, Dave Roof (paino), and Chris Cote (acoustic guitar).

The Jackslacks full-length Earthling Sessions was released in January 2018, featuring an ode to O.B. called “The 92107.” “It seems to me, Ocean Beach has long been a place for songwriters to feel creative and free,” says Giorgio. The album includes guest appearances from Billy Joel guitarist Tommy Byrnes and his former Forbidden Pigs bandmate Billy Bacon.

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Kudos Jackslacks!

Nov. 4, 2014

Thanks for keeping this style of music alive...

Dec. 1, 2014

Lucky Man bouncy and fun.

Dec. 5, 2014

Funny video~killer track!

Jan. 26, 2015

San Diego Rockabilly!

Jan. 31, 2015

Jackslacks...the rock and roll dinosaur. Keep rockin' JS!

Feb. 3, 2015

Been catching this cat perform for years!

Feb. 7, 2015

New EP sounds great Jack!

Dec. 1, 2015

Just checking out new release on bandcamp: www.jackslacks.bandcamp

Dec. 1, 2015

Love me some Jackslacks.

Aug. 16, 2017

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