Mojo Nixon (born Neill Kirby McMillan) is an American psychobilly musician, probably best known for his irreverent and comedic Take That
songs about celebrities which earned him acclaim in the 1980s college rock scene and MTV
, being namedropped in The Dead Milkmen
's hit "Punk Rock Girl"...and for playing Toad in the Super Mario Bros.
Tropes that apply to Mojo Nixon:
- '80s Hair: Not a fan of the mullet hairstyle, about which he once wrote the song "Don't Want no Foo-Foo Haircut" describing his supposed failed experimentation with the hairstyle.
- Bawdy Song: Among many others, "Tie My Pecker To My Leg" which, aside from the title, gives us lines such as "Yeah her asshole is tighter than a steel drum/And I'd eat a yard of her shit to watch her cum" and "I need a woman six foot ten/She's gotta be that tall so I can get it all in."
- The Bermuda Triangle: According to "Elvis is Everywhere," Elvis Presley is responsible for all the disappearing vessels here, simply because "Elvis needs boats."
- Christmas Songs: The Christmas album Horny Holidays as well as the later single "Christmas, Christmas" which is essentially a Christmas-themed parody of "Louie, Louie."
- Circus of Fear: "Circus Mystery"
- Cover Version: Several, including Dead Kennedys' "Winnebago Warrior," Alice Cooper's "Be My Lover," and The Smiths' "Girlfriend in a Coma," the latter of which contains a long rant poking fun at lead singer Morrissey.
- A Date with Rosie Palms: "She's Vibrator Dependent" is a rare female example by a male artist.
- Digital Piracy Is Evil: Averted. Mojo, who is a staunch libertarian, strongly supports file-sharing, claiming he's "not an asshole like Metallica" on the matter.
- Elvis Has Left the Planet: "Elvis is Everywhere" also claims that all aliens in outer space look like Elvis "because Elvis is a perfect being."
- 555: Averted in "(619) 239-KING," which was an actual phone number supposedly belonging to Elvis which was created to promote the same song.
- Large Ham: Mojo has been compared (by himself) to a cross between Elvis, Foghorn Leghorn, and Otis Campbell, the town drunk from The Andy Griffith Show.
- Lesser Star: Skid Roper, the folk musician who accompanied Mojo on his first four albums, only penned four songs which were panned by critics.
- Nostalgia Filter: "Lincoln Logs" is a tribute to Skid Roper's favorite childhood toy of the same name.
- Ode to Intoxication: Many, including "Gin Guzzling Frenzy" and the Roger Miller cover "Chug-A-Lug."
- Shout-Out: He has released two musical tributes to fellow satirical country musician and gubernatorial candidate Kinky Friedman, including "Kinky is Everywhere," a rewrite of his hit "Elvis is Everywhere."
- Take That: One of his music's best known characteristics. Don Henley surprised Mojo by showing up at one of Mojo's concerts and offering to perform "Don Henley Must Die" with him.
- 10-Minute Retirement: In 2003, Mojo declared himself to be retired from the music business. However, six years later, he came out with his most recent album, Whiskey Rebellion and he still tours to this day.
- Vanity License Plate: The music video of "Elvis is Everywhere," which was notably featured on Beavis And Butthead, contains one reading "P. ELVIS."