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SLEEPING --2016  Bob Jordan--Seattle- “Sounds great! Your lyrics slice and slash away at the insane times we live in.”

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In memory of the Telepathic Cat  2015

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeQ1FapKO64&feature=share&list=UU6vmmxZ9s_i6nluXV9wXsrQ&inde x=2

PLEASE WATCH............This is a Jim Jacobi mini documentray. Roger Mah from Rhino records is doing an article about “Victims” and “Police State” (1977-1980) He says “I’ve interviewed plenty of bands over the years. I am happy to report that everyone I spoke with regaurding  the crap detectors only had complimentary things to say about you. Which is highly unusual” Naturally there is always someone who is a negative person that as a narcissist that needs to prove superiority.


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A case of Sour Grapes and other stories    Dec.2014



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GHOSTS FROM THE PAST Vol. 2 1996-2006   Compilation 2014

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 “Ghosts from the Past  vol. 1  1977-1993” Compilation 2013

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On theOn the Psycho Path of Life review

Yeah, I enjoyed your latest CD. I especially like the spoken word/abstract stuff you've been doing for the last few projects. Very strange and interesting creations. Don't stop making music, Jim. The world needs more people like you! Remember, Van Gogh wasn't understood in his day, but he created unique, beautiful, and original work that took time to catch on. You know how it is...most people need to be told what to like. So, I wouldn't spend much thought on being liked or not. You are a truly creative person, so keep on creating!! To hell with everyone else!

Bob Jordan—Seattle music lover, connoisseur and artist


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!!!

Marina Sylbakoff


Review by Mary McPage

I have had this song running through my head for the past month and a half … “Every time I’m wiping, I think of __ I insert my own verse here __ … and how it sucks.” Wipe Away is not the title song on the Crap Detectors newest CD Parrot Ma...n. But it is pretty darned clever & totally sing-along-able. First time I heard it I laughed out loud and then went back and listened again, until I couldn’t get it out of my head. Now when I hear or see or encounter something I don’t like, I sing Jacobi’s Wipe Away. This is punk at its best, singing about wiping away all the shit that truly stinks!

Then there’s Conservative. Track 4. One of the lines “I’m a Conservative, I pander to the rich-I will destroy the poor, cause I’m a son-of-a-bitch.” As Jim sings, at first the refrain is nice, it slowly becomes louder and before you know it, you’re screaming along, Conservative! Conservative! It’s not a pretty sight.

I’m also fond of Parrot Man the title track of the CD and track number 13. I haven’t fully grasped this tune, but I love the gurgle at the end of the phrases. “He’s looking for his Parrot woman.”

On my CD player, the vocals aren’t as clear as I would have liked them to be. Jacobi’s lyrics are compelling and entertaining at the same time, and I feel they could have been brought to the front a little more. His guitar playing is crunchy, gritty and he easily moves between rock, funk, and country.
For someone who was going to hang it up a couple years ago, the songs keep coming and his passion for music keeps burning.

Mary McPage Was an editor for musicians network magazine. Seattle, Wa. 1990's


It Got Too Deep!!
-released 08/21/08

It’s been 30 years since Jim released his first L.P. “Victims of the Media”. Now Jim resurrects Crap Detectors because...

(And he’s not talk’n about snow).

On this musically diverse release, he is combining 30 year old musical and lyrical ideas with modern themes. Jello Biafra delivers the liner notes.


“Jim continues to hit many a nail on the head in ways I wish I had thought of myself. I respect him because he’s smart, he won’t back down and remains deep down a genuine human being who still gives a shit.”

 Living in COMAha, Nebraska, the capitol of pretentiousness and condesention, Jim is finding a wealth of material to write about.

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