M-783. “American Made” by Jack Off Jill

This band caught my attention when I saw several of their songs showing up in the Top Ten in several different genre charts on the Original MP3.com. Sadly, this was in 2002, more than a year after their break-up. Yet the music the made lives on. As time moved forward, I slowly acquired their MP3s and CDs. My better-half ™ is also a fan so I bought her the remastered singles collection for her birthday not long after it was released, but those posts are a long way off for now.

The most important and most relevant thing about my discovery of Jack Off Jill is it created a desire in me to listen to more female vocalists. Long time readers will remember how I swooned over Jessicka‘s voice during my scarling. posts. Now, I am not only reintroducing you to her, but you will hear what her voice is truly capable of.

This is first track from their debut album, 1997′s Sexless Demons and Scars which starts off with a simple bass line becomes an infectious hook followed by lyrics that embody the ideal of the Riot Grrrl culture and music scene.

Give me something pretty I hope I’ll never be
I’d rather be creepy and very strange
Give me a cake that I can mix and bake
In a Betty Crocker oven that I will break

Bake it up and we will
Stab Stab Stab
Come on, don’t be afraid
We will make you
Stab Stab Stab
My world is evil but American made

Music over album cover

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M-783. “American Made” by Jack Off Jill — 2 Comments

  1. Oh wow, her voice remains amazing. The mix of the song in video is interesting – I like how clear her vocals are, but wish they were pushing the guitar a little more. It almost sounds like she’s playing a karaoke tape of the band in the background and is singing in the foreground.

    I mean, her voice is what sells the song and maybe I’ve been thinking too much of mixes lately. :D

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