The Funky Nixons – the House Band of Peoples Park – have been active since the 1990s. As Tricky Dick himself said: Now more than ever!
Now More Than Ever – free on youtube, spotify etc – collects the Funky Nixons’ most notorious and crowd-provoking songs in one easy-to-play album. You get all their smash hits: Screw the Rich, LA Driver, We Support the Troops, and of course Smoke a Joint with Jesus.
Please download these songs and play them a lot! Give them away as birthday presents. Post them to elists and bulletin boards. Foist them on your co-workers. Upload them to your friends’ cellphones when they aren’t looking!
Radio Free Nixon – Cultural Sound Collages
Radio Free Nixon sound collages were created for Berkeley Liberation Radio around 1999. Now we’ve gone all hi-tech and added video!
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 15-minute radio show originally aired on Berkeley Liberation Radio. Now with video clips of Nixon, Barbara Bush, the Three Stooges, Daffy Duck, the Keystone Cops…
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!
- Screw the Rich – Lyrics George Franklin / Music Hank Williams
- (You Must Be) Stupid – Bruce Barthol (SF Mime Troupe) / New Lyrics Mark McDonald – recorded with permission
- 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