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.
Buttcrack - 1998 A fat guy who’s buttcrack was always hanging out dies, his sister voodoos him back to life, now anyone who glances at his ever-exposed buttcrack becomes a zombie. Did you guess it’s from Troma? Oh yeah, Mojo Nixon as a hilarious, fast-talkin’ preacher man.