Monday, October 12, 2009

Your Store Could Use Some Fixin'

While not your typical nerd, cowpunker Mojo Nixon has everything that a discriminating music geek could possibly ask for. His lyrics are clever without being overly intellectual, his delivery is always frantic and humorous, and his overall style of beer-soaked redneck rock has, in the past three decades, been heavily imitated but seldom duplicated. Plus, Mojo's a Carolina hillbilly, and, as you're reading this blog, we can all assume you like those. :D

I bring this up because Amazon MP3 is giving – yes, I said giving – away the bulk of Nixon's musical catalog for the next three weeks. From his early work with Skid Roper to his 90s output as backed by the Toadliquors and even his intermittent solo efforts are all freely available for a limited time. And considering that Amazon has a good ¾ of his official releases, this isn't the kind of thing you'll wanna pass up.

I'd recommend downloading everything, but at the very least you should cop Root Hog or Die ("Debbie Gibson Is Pregnant With My Two Headed Love Child," "She's Vibrator Dependent"), Otis ("Destroy All Lawyers," "Don Henley Must Die"), Bo-Day-Shus ("Elvis is Everywhere," "Don't Want No Foo-Foo Haircut on My Head") and Whereabouts Unknown ("Tie My Pecker to My Leg," his amazing cover of The Smiths' "Girlfriend in a Coma"). If nothing else, head over the Amazon and browse the album selection and track listings. I'm sure you'll find something you dig.

And afterward, make it a point to pass on your thanks to Snipe, as she's the one who hipped me to this unbelievable deal!


Gareth said...

Cheers for the heads up Z!

Z. said...

Glad to do it, Gareth!

Church said...

Damn, I posted that at least an hour or so before Snipe, but nobody reads my tweets... (Well, Hubcomics does, whatever that's worth...)

More importantly, there are *multiple versions* of Elvis is Everywhere!

Also, if using Safari, you'll D/L a placeholder. Double-click that to D/L the song (and then check iTunes, because there's no indication it actually D/Led.)