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Why isn't it mentioned that Strawberry Gashes and Vivica are commonly listed as self-injury favourites? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:30, 1 June 2008 (UTC)

Naming convention[edit]

In this and other articles, the name Jack Off Jill has been edited to Jack off Jill. According to Wikipedia's naming convention for album titles and band names, this is incorrect. Convention states that a preposition in a song or album title would, of course, not be capitalized; however, Jack Off Jill is the name of the group, and neither the title of an album nor of a song. The official policy only specifies that the lack of capitalization applies to titles, not to band names.

Consider this analogy: if my middle name were Off, the fact that the word off is a preposition would have no bearing on how I spelled my name, and I would be free to capitalize it as I saw (or my family had seen) fit. That said: the band, its former members, and their former record labels have consistently capitalized all three words in Jack Off Jill; the Wikipedia entry should do the same. — keepsleeping

Frankly I don't agree, and I think that the distinction between titles and names here is sophistic — but for the moment at least I can't be bothered to do anything about it (I have too many other things to do). --Mel Etitis (Μελ Ετητης) 08:57, 5 October 2005 (UTC)
I appreciate your letting the edit stand. My reading of the convention was not an attempt at sophistry; I simply believe, as I wrote earlier, that the Wiki entry for this band should format its name the way the band itself did — whether stylistically correct or not. --keepsleeping (talk) 03:30, 6 October 2005 (UTC)
      • Proper Name; not format.

This sounds pretentious sycophantic, in the same style as nin and manson articles.

Can they really be considered alt-rock?

They Should considered goth rock/punk, maybe?

my ruin[edit]

perhaps it is worth to tell that Jessicka is the guest-singer at the my ruin cd "A Prayer under Pressure of Violent Anguish" song "Miss Ann Thrope"

kind regards from germany oliver


i dont really think they should be called gothic in this article, they bare no resemblance to "real" goth bands such as Bauhaus, The Cruxshadows, Siouxsie & The Banshees, Bella Morte, etc

i think this should be changed

I agree, they are more of a Riot grrl group. The only thing goth about them, is their appearance. Superme 20:52, 16 September 2006 (UTC)

Jessicka stated that they were influenced by bands such as The Cure and Bauhaus and they used to top the Gothic rock and Gothic metal charts on They weren't "pure goth" so to speak but then some would argue the same about The Cruxshadows or Bella Morte. - DNewhall 21:23, 16 September 2006 (UTC)
True my friend but i dont know if you remember when Radiohead stated they were influenced by the Aphex Twins, it was more or less in the end, Aphex Twins had nothing to do with Radiohead, just because you say your influinced by something dosent mean you actually are...

(sorry for my horrible spelling and grammar, im in a hurry) 17:14, 24 September 2006 (UTC)

I put it back to its' normal genre. Sorry. -MysterySkin

JoJ was never Goth. Wanna-be Goths think they are because they know nothing about the genre they claim to be part of. (talk) 02:29, 6 May 2011 (UTC)


Considering that Fodera and Moulder were the only two constants in the band throughout its lifetime, their projects should occupy the top two spots in the Descendants category. Further, including the current project of a person whose sole contribution to the band was playing a single show raises the question of why her project should be prominently billed, while those of far-more-significant contributors Clint Walsh (Tweaker, Gnarls Barkley, and The Motels Featuring Martha Davis), Scott Putesky (Three Ton Gate), Norm Block (Mark Lanegan), and Chris Vrenna (Tweaker, Gnarls Barkley, and numerous production credits) are ignored. Either these should be included (though most are already mentioned in the body of the article, as is the Storer link), or the Storer link should be deleted. Snuppy 17:28, 15 February 2007 (UTC)

Duties and Responsibilities[edit]

I am trying to show what, in the context of Moulder and Fodera being the only members of JOJ through its tenure, each of them was primarily responsible for bringing to the band. If left in its previous iteration, one might legitimately think that one of them was providing the bulk of the work and the other just riding along. Clearly, this was not the case.

As for this particular quote:

"Obviously you guys know about having SMP in the band, which is awesome because I've been the main music writer this whole time, and now I have another writer," Moulder told MTV News recently. "That takes off a little pressure, and it also adds a whole new element of new directions in music and everything. It's just so good for the band in general to move forward so we have more options and more avenues."

... it's clear that Moulder's duties as main music writer continued after Putesky's departure. I don't see Putesky's name listed as a music writer for the majority of the songs on "Clear Hearts, Grey Flowers", but I do see nine songs of 15 credited to "Jessicka/Moulder". If you can think of a better way to explain the primary workload and creative dynamic of the band, please do so, but eliminating the discussion outright makes this a weaker article. Snuppy 12:46, 22 February 2007 (UTC)

Hey, look, another undiscussed reversion. This is EXACTLY what it says in the liner notes from the JOJ albums. I count Moulder as the sole music writer on 9 of 14 on Sexless, 9 of 15 on CHGF. She is credited with writing on all other tracks. That makes her responsible for "the bulk of the music", or, if you prefer, "the main music writer".

Sexless Demons and Scars

  1. "American Made"
  2. "Horrible"
  3. "My Cat"
  4. "Super Sadist"
  5. "Devil With the Black Dress On"1
  6. "Girl Scout"1
  7. "Swollen"
  8. "Poor Impulse Control"1
  9. "Lollirot"
  10. "Covet"1
  11. "Working With Meat"
  12. "Cumdumpster"
  13. "Everything's Brown"
  • Angels Fuck [track 99]1

All songs by Jessicka/R. Moulder except as noted:
1Jessicka/R. Moulder/L. Simpson/R. Tucci

Clear Hearts Grey Flowers

  1. When I am Queen2
  2. Fear of Dying2
  3. Nazi Halo
  4. Rabbiteen
  5. Strawberry Gashes3
  6. Author Unknown
  7. Vivica
  8. Witch Hunt
  9. Cinnamon Spider
  10. Underjoyed
  11. Surgery
  12. Star No Star1
  13. Losing his Touch3
  14. Clear Hearts Grey Flowers

All songs by Jessicka/Moulder except as noted:

Please provide proof of some sort that Moulder was not the primary music writer - not rumor, innuendo, or unsupported declaration of fact. Please do not force me to seek formal admin help to protect this page from vandalism. Snuppy 13:35, 24 February 2007 (UTC)

I am requesting a third opinion. Snuppy 15:01, 24 February 2007 (UTC)

Third Opinion[edit]

Glad to see the page temporarily protected to slow down the edit war. Snuppy appears to have provided appropriate verification and sourcing of the material in question. Perhaps there is some preferable phrasing than "bulk of"? Something like, "Although there are exceptions (list a few notable ones), Moulder composed the majority of the band's music, Fodera the lyrics ...".
On another note, edit summaries like "I have no interest in talking to you, thanks!" are not helpful, and I hope that IP (who I assume is also IP will take an interest in the consensus process of Wikipedia -- it is the only way that the encyclopedia works. I will continue to keep the page watchlisted, in the hope that the edit war will go away once the temporary page protection is lifted. -- Pastordavid 23:30, 26 February 2007 (UTC)

Removal of Trivia[edit]

I removed the triva, mixing it into the main text of the article, 'tis neater that way, though I couldn't find place for:

"The song "My Cat" contains the line "My cat can eat a whole watermelon," a reference to the film Rubin and Ed, starring Crispin Glover." & "Jack Off Jill has two songs in the 1998 film Wicked (film)."

Maybe there could be a part about references in songs &/or films?
I hope this doesn't cause too much trouble?  Doktor  Wilhelm  23:28, 22 October 2007 (UTC)


They have had more than 2 studio albums, can't we somehow incorporate any of them? This is an Encylopedia after all. —Preceding unsigned comment added by St.Jimmy666 (talkcontribs) 18:26, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

Can any of the primary page editors (Snuppy?) confirm JOJ's credit for the "Ugly Girl" (Aqua's "Barbie Girl" parody)? I came across a comment on YouTube that stated the parody was written and performed by JOJ. Can that be right? It's not really their musical avenue, in my opinion. I am just hoping one of JOJ's bigger fans could confirm/disprove this statement. Thanks, Kris  :) KTMasters (talk) 20:59, 1 December 2010 (UTC)
Definitely not JOJ. Snuppy 01:44, 2 December 2010 (UTC)

Proposed addition to the last portion of History.[edit]

JOJ officially called it quits in late 2000. Jessicka co-founded noise-pop outfit Scarling., and Moulder began her studio project, TCR.
Post-breakup, critics have touted JOJ as "riot-goth legends" [1] and refer to Jack Off Jill's final album as," excellent, yet under-appreciated". [2]

This provides pointers to each of the primary members' new bands, allowing readers to pick up this information here - rather than scrolling through the rest of the article. I'm hesitant to include any previous members' acts here in the article, primarily because these were the only two who stuck it out through the entire history of the band. Other related acts should, I believe, be included below in the Related Acts section. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Snuppy (talkcontribs) 19:53, 27 March 2009 (UTC)

I agree 100% .That reads really well. Excellent job! Xtian1313 (talk) 23:11, 27 March 2009 (UTC)

Riot Grrl[edit]

JOJ wasn't a Riot grrrl band. They didn't identify themselves with it, and their style and lyrics wasn't particularly in line with such bands/the movement. Babes in Toyland, a female band they're often compared to, were not associated with the Riot grrl movement either. Not all forthright female or female-fronted bands from the 90s were "Riot Grrl". A band should deliberately identify with the movement for them to be considered Riot Grrl.

Under the Media Misconceptions section in the Riot Grrl Wiki page, Jack Off Jill would be correctly associated: "As media attention increasingly focused on Grunge and Alternative Rock in the early nineties, the term "Riot Grrrl" was often applied to less political female alternative rock acts such as 7 Year Bitch, Babes in Toyland, The Breeders, The Gits, Hole, L7, PJ Harvey, Veruca Salt, and even No Doubt". --Lpdte77 (talk) 19:29, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

Who made an unsigned ghost post below mine? --Lpdte77 (talk) 19:33, 10 July 2014 (UTC)