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Gonna Put My Face on a Nuclear Bomb
  • Gonna Put My Face on a Nuclear Bomb
  • Mojo Nixon and Skid Roper
  • Frenzy
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Artist: Mojo Nixon and Skid Roper
Track: Gonna Put My Face on a Nuclear Bomb
Album: Frenzy
Label: Restless Records
Year: 1986

So many things from the 1980’s, the good the bad and the indifferent, somehow managed to gain a second life once everyone finally got around to feeling nostalgic for that misbegotten decade. But, Mojo Nixon and Skid Roper weren't included in all the retroactive cultural cannibalism and that ain’t right.

Mojo, while not always the most nuanced of men, always managed to cut right to the ridiculous heart of a ridiculous time.  For instance, this song, his take on the threat of global thermonuclear war… insightful, yet populist, with just a hint of fart smell.

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Beer Ain't Drinkin'
  • Beer Ain't Drinkin'
  • Mojo Nixon
  • Gadzooks: The Homemade Bootleg
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You say the bar’s closed? 
Well hell son, just gimme a beer!
Whatcha mean no way - that shit’s practically clear!

I don’t care what your mamma’s thinkin’
Everybody knows that beer ain’t drinkin’!

I’m gonna tell you somethin’ else here now-
I don’t want a draft
Don’t want a dry
If I don’t get a beer I’m gonna fuckin’ die!

somebody get me a gin & tonic

The Ballad of Wendell Scott
  • The Ballad of Wendell Scott
  • Mojo Nixon and Skid Roper
  • Frenzy
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Artist: Mojo Nixon & Skid Roper
Track: The Ballad of Wendell Scott
Album: Frenzy
Label: Restless Records
Year: 1986

The Jackie Robinson of stock car racing, Wendell Scott (1921 - 1990) was a black moonshine runner who broke NASCAR’s color line in 1953.

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BURN DOWN THE MALLS. Mojo Nixon. Hehe