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Crescendo

by Jim Jacobi

1. Every song is an all-out blitz of gritty guitar, driving drums, rumbling bass, and greasy saxophone.
Genre: Rock: Garage Rock
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1. Crescendo
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2. Center of the Universe
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3. T-Shirt
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4. Pot Holes
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5. Facebook
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6. Disapoint
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7. Religious Psychosis
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8. Slap In the Face
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9. My Insane Neighbor Is Driving Me Crazy
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10. Local Government Nightmare
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11. Jam Band-Aid
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12. Avatards
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13. Inhuman
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14. Alienation
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15. Insects before the Storm
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16. Trust
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17. Anti-Social Network Site
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18. Reptile Dysfunction
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19. Condesending Town
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20. Passive/Aggressive
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21. UFO Abduction-Live
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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BIO JIM JACOBI Over 30 years of punk/garage/electronic music. Jim Jacobi has remained true to his mission of serving up independent garage music for 33 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 midwestbands.com 2005) and “ Lo Fi garage roots music never died, it just got a bigger garage” (J Wallace Indie Music.com 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!”(2008) 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 with the follow up release “Cornfield savages” (2009)


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Ginger Coyote

Crescendo
Jim Jacobi from Omaha, Nebraska is a true to the bone musician and he has made it his mission to give the world his own brand of garage music... Hi band The Crap Detector's do well playing a mixture ska, punk, jazz and grunge on this CD... Jim Jacobi like the late Buck Naked (Buck Naked and The Bare Bottomed Boys) is doing his best to make Nebraska proud... Celebrating over 30 years in the industry this is Jim Jacobi/ Crap Detector's 22nd release... Jello Biafra has written liner notes for several his releases.The band has opened for Wayne Kramer, Reverend Horton Heat and The New Bohemians... He has been called one of the most underrated people in music..The music is fun gritty with a true sense of humor... Help Jim celebrate his 60th Birthday check this release out now.... You can find the CD at CD Now..... By: Ginger Coyote

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Babysue magazine

Crescendo
http://www.babysue.com/2011-Jan-LMNOP-Reviews.html#anchor80068


Jim Jacobi-Crap Detector - Crescendo (Independently released CD-R, Pop/rock)
Crescendo has been released to celebrate Jim Jacobi's 60th birthday (?). Hard to believe this underground icon has been at it this long. This is Jacobi's 22nd release...and 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. It's probably because he was never picked up by one of the ultra-cool labels...or because he probably always chose to play the game his way. Crescendo stomps out twenty-one tracks of fresh loud underground pop in true Crap Detector style. Plenty of fun stuff here...but our own particular favorites include "Center of the Universe," "Religious Psychosis," "Insects Before the Storm," and "Passive/Aggressive."