American roots-rocker Jackslacks is back with his sixth release, "Farm Jazz", out on the indie label Shield Of Love. New title track "Generations Hypnotized" (b/w "Don't Mind Me") was produced by Mike Kamoo and Jackslacks at Earthling Studios in El Cajon, CA and mastered by DRT.
"Generations Hypnotized" is a cheeky harangue to a culture held in thrall of their smartphones. Jackslacks rockabilly bedrock remains, with some added color.
B-side, "Don't Mind Me", is a swinging country number in the same vein as his last year's single, "Lucky Man" which (along with its b-side, "Best Friend Gone Away") received substantial airplay not only in the US, but across Europe and Australia.
Singer/songwriter/drummer Jackslacks was a founding member of The Forbidden Pigs and Hot Rod Lincoln, two of San Diego's most important rockabilly bands of the late 1990's. After relocating to Detroit to lend his talents to Nobody's Business, Jackslacks embarked on his solo career in 2002 with the critically acclaimed smooth sliding rockabilly album "Rock & Roll Dinosaur".
He has recorded and performed with Lee Rocker (Stray Cats) and Tommy Byrnes (Billy Joel) and shared the stage with key players of the genre, from hero Carl Perkins and veterans Jerry Lee Lewis and Chuck Berry, to second generation acts like The Stray Cats, The Blasters, Robert Gordon, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, NRBQ, Junior Brown, The Beat Farmers, The Paladins, and Mojo Nixon.