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Cornfield Savages

by Crap Detectors

Pogo blues with winchester punk rock. Electronics and strangeness.Fun Fun Fun
Genre: Metal/Punk: Garage Punk
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1. The Decline and Fall of Everything
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2. Stupefied
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3. They'll Be Back
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4. New
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5. It Has to Be Good
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6. Compulsive Liar
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7. Mystery
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8. Endangered Feces
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9. Over Your Head
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10. Do the Stupefied
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11. Moolah Ruse
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12. They Traded Eden for Idols
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13. Ernie Ego Is a Vampire
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14. Metamorphosis
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15. My Dead Cat
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16. Forever
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17. Analogue Guy
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18. In a Digital World
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19. Joe Hartslob Memorial
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20. The Internet Dating Request (A True Story)
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21. Cornfield Savages
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22. Hi Def Tv Low Def Mind
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23. Those People
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24. Someone Told Me This Is How the World Will End
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25. Junk Thought
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Album Notes
This is the 20th release by Jim Jacobi in over a 31 year span of recording. This CD is the compainion to the 2008 release "It Got Too Deep!". Jim Jacobi has remained true to his mission of serving up independent garage music for 30 years. His biting sarcasm and witty lyrics that cut to the bone complement his chunky, meaty guitar licks to perfection. He is a voice in independent American music being an outsider looking in, reinventing himself several times.
Jim Jacobi began recording in 1977 and released what has been known as one of the first DIY (Do It Yourself) records, called Victims of the Media in 1978. This recording was picked up by Dead Kennedy’s lead singer, Jello Biafra, who named his record label Alternative Tentacles as “an antidote to the tentacles on the (Victims L.P.) cover”--possibly one of the first references to the word Alternative with music. Jacobi played all musical instruments on first L.P. and 1st 45 (1979) with the help of a drummer. He called this non-band Crap Detectors and soon had many incarnations in Lincoln, NE, Dallas, TX and Seattle, WA. The bands were incorrectly dubbed “punk” when the music and lyrics didn’t match the English and Americans of that Genre in the 1970’s but fit more into the punk sound of the late 1960’s. Some of the Nebraska bands didn’t pull off the tone set by Jacobi on his first L.P , but the Dallas/Seattle bands were aggressive, thought out musical odes, more like the original conception of Crap Detectors. In 1998, he returned to Nebraska and called the next bands the Joe Jakimbi Band and Jojakimbi Band as a phonetic anagram for Jim Jacobi. (Given to him by Charlie Burton in the early 80’s) The songs were of a more personal nature opposed to the political/social/absurdist style of Crap Detectors with music that was a departure from the 1st 20 years. Then he returned to his roots to record solo work, experimenting with different musical styles and re-adapting a more political/social stance. In 2008 Crap Detectors are back.
Jacobi has opened for Wayne Kramer (MC5) and has done gigs with a variety of Seattle, Texas and Nebraska bands. He has played festivals with Reverend Horton Heat and The New Bohemians.
He has been described as “One of rocks great underrated heroes.” (babysue LMNOP reviews- December 2003) “Jacobi is an ‘old dog’ that can teach YOU a thing or two” (Mark Lush 2005) and “ Lo Fi garage roots music never died, it just got a bigger garage” (J Wallace Indie 2005) His genre was named CHUNKARUNKUS in mid 1990’s by University of Washington students. It is a modernization of Roadhouse music incorporating ska, metal, punk and grunge into the blues, jazz, rock a billy and garage rock. He is a general practitioner in a world of specialists and has never considered working for a major record label. (He considered that “Selling Out”) “It Got too Deep!” was the 30 year anniversary of his 1978 release “Victims of the Media” with liner notes by Jello Biafra and emotes the same brand of rebellion as the original."Cornfield Savages" is the newest Crap Detectors release.



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Kyle Eustice

Cornfield review for Omaha city weekly April 29th 2009
Jim Jacobi is pissed. Record labels, the government and music industry in general is under attack. As the mastermind behind punk rock outfit The Crap Detectors, the veteran Omaha musician uses all of his pent up distaste for mainstream America to fuel his music. Since 1977, Jacobi has spit out record after record of authentic, anti-establishment punk anthems to moderate notoriety within the local punk scene. Beginning with the epic Victims of the Media, Jacobi is now on his 20th release, a testament to his dedication to his DIY ethics. He has refused to sign to a major label instead preferring to release them on his own. A close friend of Dead Kennedys’ front man Jello Biafra, Jacobi is the real deal.
“There aren’t too many people who enjoy somewhat tongue-in-cheek, absurdish punk music,” he says.
But for those who do, Jacobi is back with his follow-up to It Got Too Deep! and it’s as raw as ever. Cleverly titled Cornfield Savages, the 25-track LP is oozing with elements of, punk rock and weird, electronic interludes. The album starts off with a T.S. Eliot excerpt from “Hallow Man” called “The Decline and Fall of Everything,” an introduction perfectly suited to set the tone for the rest of the album. Noticeably different is the prominent use of slide guitar which was encouraged by Biafra himself.
“Cornfield Savages is the remaining songs from It Got Too Deep! plus some new material with a lot of slide guitar work,” he explains. “I put in the slide songs after my last phone conversation with Jello who complimented me on my slide work on a previous release.”
However, Jacobi’s eternal sense of humor is still firmly intact. With song titles like “Endangered Feces” and “My Dead Cat,” not every song is a serious rant against the system. In fact, underlying almost every track is a subtle sense of irony that the listener must pay close attention to in order to appreciate. Jacobi is actually quite funny. Combined with his unmistakable messages of “fuck the system,” his style is original and genuine. Cornfield Savages is just another slap-in-the-face example of Jacobi’s punk-rock power and endless pursuit of true independence in every sense of the word.
Kyle Eustice Review for Omaha City Weekly April 29th 2009