Mojo Nixon
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Mojo Nixon's art of wit, parody and sarcasm is not always (and not often) musical, but it constituted the most irreverent take on the American way of life since the Fugs.

Coming out of San Diego, Neill McMillan (a North Carolina native) hooked up with Skid Roper (harmonica, mandolin, washboard) and began delivering sardonic parables with songs that employed the rootsy strylistic mixture of every bar-band (blues, rockabilly, country). Jesus At McDonald's, from Mojo Nixon & Skid Ropert (Enigma, 1985), The Amazing Bigfoot Diet and Stuffin' Martha's Muffin, from Frenzy (Restless, 1986), and Elvis Is Everywhere and I Ain't Gonna Piss In No Jar from Bo-Day-Shus (Enigma, 1987), established the basic paradigm.

Root Hog Or Die (Enigma, 1989) offered the usual dose of sub-human teenage humour (Debbie Gibson Is Pregnant with my Two-Headed Love Child) but also unleashed vigorous boogie numbers (She's Vibrator Dependent, Louisiana Liplock) that make it his most musical work ever.

Unlimited Everything (Enigma, 1990) is an anthology of the Nixon & Roper albums.

Flanked by veterans of roots-rock, Nixon disposed of Roper and proceeded to record Otis (IRS, 1990), that contains the infamous Don Henley Must Die. A new line-up accompanied him on the Christmas album Horny Holidays (Triple X, 1992), that contains his It's Christmas Time. Prairie Home Invasion (Alternative Tentacles, 1994), a collaboration with Jello Biafra (and, needless to say, his most political work ever), and Whereabouts Unknown (Blutarski, 1995), that contains the demented six-minute rant You Can't Kill Me,

Gadzooks (Needletime, 1997) is a collection of rarities.

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