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Jim Jacobi's latest (A Case of Sour Grapes) is like spinning the radio dial back when radio programmed something other than banal sameness: each song is widely different from the one preceding and the styles he accesses span musical genres. The rage at hypocrisy and various other human idiocies is a consistent theme, but the anger seems less heated than in previous albums, tempered by a witty lyric or riff that bring a smile. There is more pleasurable listening here than gnashing of teeth." 2015      J. M.

 

Another genius release from the original "King Of Psychobilly" Mr. Jim Jacobi... Ginger Coyote-Punk Globe magazine   2011

 

Been listening to it on my drive to work. I've been enjoying it! Haven't listened to the other one yet. I'm always amazed at how prolific you are! As always, the lyrics are awesome   Bob Jordan on Thirty second time is a charm. Bob lives in Seattle.

 

 It's a keeper. Unlike most musicians who alter or change their style to become more accessible and make money, Jacobi has stuck to his guns...writing and recording hard driving underground fuzz pop/rock with plenty of biting sarcasm in the lyric department. Considering the fact that Jim was one of the very early home recording artists, you would think that he would have received more recognition (?) for his contributions to underground music.  Baby Sue  2011

 

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Check out IMDB.com — Jim is in credits for two movies and working on another.

I just listened to THE CRAP DETECTORS-32nd TIME IS A CHARM—I had to check this guy’s website—THIS GUY’s been doing his own independent, cool music since the 70’s!  Now I’m going to have to buy some of his earlier stuff!

This CD is a bunch of different styles with some Eastern Indian influences on some songs, punk rock, instrumentals, you name it-he does it….and does it really well!

The lyrics are definitely original, some sharp, bitter, ANYTHING but PC—?but MOSTLY fun with clever construction of songs with a dim view of society’s drones.  Each song is as unique as the last song. I was very entertained and have become a big fan!! Well done, Mr. Crap Detector!

T. Persie   2015

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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 in my experience.”

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THIRTY SECOND TIME IS A CHARM- 2015- 32nd release -416 songs recorded and published.

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THAT THAT THAT IS, IS NOTHING  BCD  vol. 1-  CD 

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A case of Sour Grapes and other stories    Dec.2014

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TTHE ZODIAC 1977       BCD VOL.2

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ON THE PSYCHO PATH OF LIFE   2014

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

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

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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...

IT GOT TOO DEEP!!
(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.

EXCERPT:

“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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