Jimmie's Chicken Shack

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Jimmie's Chicken Shack
OriginAnnapolis, Maryland, United States
GenresAlternative rock, post-grunge, funk metal[1]
Years active1992–present
LabelsKoch Records
Def Jam Records
The Rocket Record Company
Fowl Records
MembersJimi Haha
Island Styles
Christian Valiente
Jerome Maffeo
Past membersDerrick Dorsey
Kevin Murphy
Mike Sipple
Dave "Double D" Dowling
Che Colavita Lemon
Jim Chaney
Jim McD
Matt Jones/ Joe Shade
Casey Hean

Jimmie's Chicken Shack is an American alternative rock band from Annapolis, Maryland. They emerged through MTV as one of the first post-grunge bands of the 1990s.

Pushing the Salmanilla Envelope[edit]

Singles from ...Pushing the Salmanilla Envelope were "High," "Dropping Anchor," "Blood," and "Another Day." "High" and "Dropping Anchor" both have music videos. The video for "High" was shown on MTV's 120 Minutes. Many of the songs that were included on PTSE were included on previous independent releases.

Bring Your Own Stereo[edit]

Bring Your Own Stereo was released by Island Defjam in 1999; the time between the two major releases was a troubled time for the band internally. There were several changes of members and also trouble with the major label as they were shunted from Rocket/Island to Rocket/A&M then back to Rocket/Island and after the sale of Polygram to Universal Music Group, they were moved onto Island Defjam. "Do Right", "Trash" and "Lazy Boy Dash" were singles released from B.Y.O.S. "Do Right" was the first single released and the only JCS music video to make it onto MTV's Total Request Live with Carson Daly. "Trash" never received much airplay but was played live on music show on the USA Network. A promo single of "Lazy Boy Dash" was released when it was featured in the 2000 movie The In Crowd. "Ooh" was featured in the 2000 movie Pay It Forward.

With early releases of B.Y.O.S, there was a card to mail to Fowl Records for a free copy of the Slow Change EP. This EP is rare, but can still be occasionally found.

The tour for this album included dates playing with bands such as 311, Creed, Fuel, Finger Eleven, and Joydrop.

In January 2000, the band received arguably its highest compliment to date when it was chosen as openers for 311.[2] Fresh off a New Years show with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Omaha, Nebraska quintet announced a month-plus long, 27-show tour, spanning from February 21 to March 29, with Jimmie's Chicken Shack as the sole opening act (including one special guest appearance by Incubus at a Winston-Salem show).[3]


After fighting for nearly three years to get released from Island Defjam, they released re.present on Koch Records in April 2004. "Falling Out" (featuring Aaron Lewis of Staind) was the only single released from re.present. A music video was made for the single and received limited airplay through various outlets.

Fail On Cue[edit]

Fail On Cue was released in January 2008 on Fowl Records; some of the new songs on the album are "Mutha Luvas," "The Quiet Ones," "Another Great Idea," and "Making Babies." The album also included the band's second studio recorded cover of a song, Fugazi's "Waiting Room".


Jimi Haha started a band in 2002 called Jarflys, they put out a record called Anonymous. They continue to play in Annapolis, they have never had a band practice.

"Mend The Hollow"[edit]

Jimi Haha put out his first solo cd under the name Mend The Hollow in December 2016; the record was produced by Jim Wirt who produced J.C.S.'s Bring Your Own Stereo and was mixed by Tom Lord-Alge and mastered by Robert Ludwig. www.mendthehollow.com


Role Album
2 for 1 Special Pushing the Salmanilla Envelope Bring Your Own Stereo re.present Fail on Cue
Vocals/Guitar Jimi Haha
Guitar Jim McDonough Dave Dowling Casey Hean Matt Jones
Bass Che' Lemon Derrick Dorsey Christian Valiente
Drums Jim Chaney Mike Sipple Kevin Murphy Jerome Maffeo


Studio albums[edit]

Independent albums[edit]

Live albums[edit]

Compilation albums[edit]

  • 2 for 1 Special (1995) [combination album containing both independent albums "Chicken Scratch" & "Spit Burger Lottery"]

Extended plays[edit]


Year Song Peak chart positions Album
Main. Rock
Modern Rock
1996 "High" 20 Pushing the Salmanilla Envelope
1997 "Blood"
1997 "Another Day"
1998 "Dropping Anchor" 33
1999 "Do Right" 12 Bring Your Own Stereo
2000 "Trash"
2004 "Falling Out"
(featuring Aaron Lewis of Staind)
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.


  1. ^ Bush, John. "Jimmie's Chicken Shack – Artist Biography". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 24 April 2014.
  2. ^ Basham, David (2000-01-19). "News - Articles - 1430628". Mtv.com. Retrieved 2012-04-03.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-07-20. Retrieved 2008-11-21.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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