Dig Me Out - 90s Rock Review

#534: Pushing the Salmanilla Envelope by Jimmie’s Chicken Shack

April 5, 2021

Bands only get to make their debut album once, but for Jimmie's Chicken Shack, a few practice swings paid off. Taking tracks from several low-profile independent releases and combining them for the 1997 major label debut means the material on Pushing the Salmanilla Envelope sounds refined and well-thought-out without being stale and lifeless. Unlike some contemporaries who relied on thick, down-tuned guitars to push their angst, JCS work in layers of intricate guitar leads that recall 1970s progressive rock or 90s math rock but with a funk metal twist.


Songs In This Episode

Intro - High

21:00 - Dropping Anchor

24:16 - When You Die You're Dead

33:14 - This Is Not Hell

36:02 - Milk

Outro - Hole


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