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Funky Nixons Downloads
Still Not Crooks
Here's all 18 songs from the Funky Nixons' first CD, plus three of the four Radio Free Nixon radio shows. Completely free.
Please download them and play them a lot! Give them away as birthday presents. Post them to elists and bulletin boards. Put them on your friends' iPods when they aren't looking.
At the top are songs from the band's notorious CD, Still Not Crooks. You should definitely download and memorize these songs immediately.
Following that are some radio mixes starring the Funky Nixons. Radio Free Nixon features tightly-edited sound-bites from such prestigious sources as Ronald Reagan, Daffy Duck, and Monty Python and dozens of others, plus the music of the Funky Nixons.
At the end are songwriting credits for the truly obsessive.
Radio Free Nixon
Berkeley's DJ Milhous pillaged American pop culture to create these sound-collages featuring the Funky Nixons' music. Sound-bites from Groucho Marx, Richard Nixon, Monty Python, Shakespeare, the Wizard of Oz, Daffy Duck, vintage radio commercials, and dozens of others sources are spliced into a 20-minute radio show originally aired on Berkeley Liberation Radio.
Please pass these shows along! Play them really loud at parties. Play them on your own radio station. Call your friends and play them into their answering machines. Thanks!
Note - In our humble opinion, the third show is the best
Radio Free Nixon - Second Show
Radio Free Nixon - Third Show
Radio Free Nixon - Fourth Show
Radio Free Nixon - Intro segment
Screw the Rich - Lyrics George Franklin / Music Hank Williams
(You Must Be) Stupid - Bruce Barthol (SF Mime Troupe) / New Lyrics Mark McDonald
Murder - Lyrics and Music Joseph Samudio
We Love the Pope - Music Parliament / New Lyrics Funky Nixons
Smoke a Joint with Jesus - Lyrics and Music Funky Nixons
Bum Rap - Lyrics Sheila Harrington / Music Funky Nixons
Surprise Surprise - Lyrics Mark McDonald / Music Rolling Stones
L. A. Driver - Lyrics and Music Joseph Samudio
Savings and Loan - Lyrics and Music Mark McDonald
Barbara Bush's Dog - Lyrics and Music George Franklin
Criticized - Lyrics and Music Joseph Samudio
Minimum Wage - Lyrics George Franklin / Music Traditional
Big Fish - Lyrics and Music Joseph Samudio
Hot Stuff - Lyrics and Music Funky Nixons
Paris in the Moonlight - Lyrics and Music Joseph Samudio
Move to Arizona - Lyrics and Music George Franklin
We Support the Troops - Lyrics and Music Mark McDonald
Immigrant Man - Lyrics and Music Joseph Samudio