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Frenzy

Mojo Nixon

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Album Review

Still quite early in the Mojo Nixon canon, this album presents a well-produced session featuring his duo with percussionist Skid Roper, augmented slightly by guest vocalists and a drunken-sounding choir. Musically, Nixon always seems to be taking baby steps, but his creations here indeed become more elaborate and silly, the creative behavior more than justified by a Nixon lyric such as "I'm Living With a Three Foot Anti-Christ." While the man's debut effort, simply entitled Mojo Nixon & Skid Roper, had established that the San Diego-based rocker was something of a weirdo, some of the songs on Frenzy make it plain that it is a full-out weirdo the listener is dealing with. Sometimes his ammunition is crude, attacking the over-hyped MTV with sexual innuendo or the rambling incoherency that befalls this particular performer when he simply runs out of ideas. What is delightful about this record is the feisty social commentary, delivered with lots of heart in a manner that recalls great performers of the past such as Harry McClintock of "I'm a Bum Fame." There is no doubt that McClintock himself would have highly approved of tracks such as "I Hate Banks" and "Ain't Got No Boss." The cover version of "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" is better, and shorter, than the original.

Customer Reviews

Not for the mediocre

Mojo's music is irreverent, and catchy. He seems to find the pulse of what is current during the time of recording, which tends to date some of the songs. However who cares! Mojo is a fun entertaining guy, and one of the best live performers you will see. His songs make you want to buy a Cadillac and go on a search for lost America in a stupor.

Not as Good as I Remembered it...

I was waiting for iTunes to get the song "Jesus at McDonald's". Not great music (hardly even a song), but entertaining nonetheless...I should have dug out my cassette tape copy first though - this one sounded much better when I was a drunk college student in the early 90's...oh well, worth .99 to hear it again and reminisce! Also remember "Stuffin Martha's Muffin" to be funny back in the MTV Martha Quinn days.

Amazing

The best way to explain Mojo's sound... give an insane homeless guy a guitar and fifty shots of espresso, then shake him up and tell him to explain the world's problems through the medium of rockabilly. Mojo Nixon is to rockabilly as Tenacious D is to metal. I purchased this album on a whim because of a Dead Milkmen lyric, and not only do I not regret it, I'm actually glad I did. If your iPod doesn't have Mojo Nixon, then your iPod could use some fixin'. Look no farther then "Burn Down the Malls" to test your Mojo-worthiness. If you can handle that, you can handle anything.

Biography

Born: August 2, 1957 in Chapel Hill, NC

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s

One of the most outsized personalities on college radio in the '80s, Mojo Nixon won a fervent cult following with his motor-mouthed redneck persona and a gonzo brand of satire with all the subtlety of a sledgehammer. Nixon had a particular knack for celebrity-themed novelty hits ("Elvis Is Everywhere," "Debbie Gibson Is Pregnant With My Two-Headed Love Child," "Don Henley Must Die"), but he was prone to gleefully crass rants on a variety of social ills ("I Hate Banks," "Destroy All Lawyers," "I Ain't...
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