It’s a sad day for Mojo Nixon fans.
Pigfoot, Louisiana- March 2004-Mojo Nixon, has announced that on March 20, 2004 he will perform his final concert at the Continental Club in Austin Texas. Rumors have been circulating about Nixon’s retirement for some time and Nixon finally confirmed this will indeed be his final performance.
“I have nothing more to say,” says Nixon. “Not only am I empty, but obviously nobody gives a rat’s ass about the things I have been saying for twenty years. The masses are just as blinded by the light of stupidity, prudery and the shiny objects of hate.”
Performing in Houston on March 18 and Austin on March 20 Nixon will cap a 20-year career that spawned such mega-hits as: “Elvis Is Everywhere;” “Don Henley Must Die;” “Debbie Gibson Is Pregnant With My Two-Headed Luv Child;” “Stuffin Marthas Muffin;” “I Hate Banks;” “Bring Me The Head Of David Geffen” and “I Saw Jesus At McDonald’s At Midnight.”
Nixon’s recording career encompassed more than a dozen albums and included a country album with punk icon Jello Biafra, a Las Vegas showroom big band with Dave Alvin and the late Country Dick Montana, a Triple X rated XXX-Mas album and more social commentary than the American people could swallow.
“He has been on the cover of the Wall Street Journal, he has appeared nude in magazines, he has been in bad movies, been censored by Hustler magazine, three record companies and MTV, he played every possible music joint where nutjobs congregate in 45 states, he even played in Moosejaw, Saskatchewan and did a three-week tour of Norway,” says longtime manager Scott Ambrose “Bullethead” Reilly. “He has suffered death threats; he sang with Don Henley; he has even been an answer on Jeopardy for God’s Sake. He was the captain of a US Olympic team and debated Pat Buchanan. For us. He did this all for us.”
“I have debased your false icons, mocked the myths and tried to shine the light of truth and freedom on the Big Lies” says Nixon. “I have done all I can.”
I think my all time favorite Mojo Nixon song is “Where the Hell’s My Money?”