Remy Maxwell

remy Remy Maxwell Born on the very day that Jimi Hendrix died, Remy Maxwell was destined for greatness. But mediocrity would have to do. Raised on a farm in South Louisiana by free-spirited freaks, Remy was inundated with music from day one.

Weaned on a healthy diet of Zeppelin, Elton John, The Beatles, Joni Mitchell (no, not Ween … they weren’t born yet) and the like wafting from the speakers in the trees, Joni and Elton were quickly replaced by Nugent and KISS, which provided an effortless transition to Van Halen, Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Pantera, Alice in Chains, Janes Addiction and TOOL to name but a few.

Finally, the impressionable youth’s life calling was made apparent! Since that lucrative gig as an exterminator didn’t pan out, Remy spent his formative years playing in bands in New Orleans, Orlando, and Los Angeles. That never blew up into rock-star-size proportions, so a life behind the mic bouncin’ off the walls doin’ a show on the radio would have to suffice.

During a brief two-year interlude in L.A., he engineered records for such luminaries as Motörhead, Great White, Blind Melon, Irene Cara (FAME, baby!), Keith Sweat (pullin’ jailbait waaay before R.Kelly), and Gerardo. After stints at the ground-breaking KNAC and KLOS in Southern California, the allure of monster mosquitos in the summer and sub-zero ice fishing temperatures in the winter became too tough to ignore. Remy packed up his Harleys, DVD collection, and rolling wet bar and landed in Minneapolis, where he has reigned as rock radio’s premiere “Dirtbag Dujour” for almost a decade.

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JACK’s Inside Track: Keith Richards

Dr. Seuss ain’t got NUTHIN’ on Keef!

104.1 JACK-FM–03/18/2014

(Courtesy of INXS)

JACK’s Inside Track: INXS

What, is it 1988 all over again?

104.1 JACK-FM–03/17/2014

NEW REMY

JACK’s Inside Track: Music Icon Stamps

Good thing we don’t have to lick ‘em anymore…who wants to end up like Costanza’s girlfriend?

104.1 JACK-FM–03/14/2014

Photo: Timothy Kuratek/CBS

JACK’s Inside Track: Soundgarden

There hasn’t been a rock record that’s spent more time in my player over the last twenty years than Superunknown…a MASTERPIECE straight through!

104.1 JACK-FM–03/13/2014

NEW REMY

JACK’s Inside Track: Slash & Jimi

If Kanye and Hova knew what they were doin’, they’d have gotten Slash to jam with ‘em last night at SXSW!

104.1 JACK-FM–03/12/2014

Robert Smith of the Cure (David Wolff – Patrick/Getty Images)

JACK’s Inside Track: The Cure

Ellen’s got nuthin’ on Robert Smith–HE should be the new face of Covergirl!

104.1 JACK-FM–03/11/2014

NEW REMY

JACK’s Inside Track: Gerry Rafferty

No, not “Dream Weaver” from Wayne’s World–that was Gary Wright.

104.1 JACK-FM–03/10/2014

The Offspring - Americana (Columbia, 1998)

JACK’s Inside Track: The Offspring

Secret to Success: Having a two guys named Dexter and Noodles in your band.

104.1 JACK-FM–02/28/2014

NEW REMY

JACK’s Inside Track: Foster the People

My kicks are pumped up!

104.1 JACK-FM–02/27/2014

U2 (Frederic J Brown/AFP/Getty)

JACK’s Inside Track: U2

What’s left for a guy who’s actually changing the world that we live in?

104.1 JACK-FM–02/26/2014

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