Mojo Nixon and Skid Roper parted ways in 1989 after a string of unlikely MTV and college-rock radio hits — including “Stuffin’ Martha’s Muffin,” “Elvis is Everywhere” and “Debbie Gibson is Pregnant with My Two-Headed Love Child” — but the rambunctious duo will reunite on stage in San Diego this fall at the Adams Avenue Street Fair.
According to the San Diego U-T, the duo are getting back together for a performance at the hometown street festival, which runs Sept. 29 and 30, and also will feature a performance by roots-rock favorites The Paladins, who have reunited a few times in recent years.
Nixon and Roper released five albums of together between 1985 and 1989, but the pair is still best known for 1987’s “Elvis Is Everywhere” (“Elvis needs boats!”) and being a punchline in The Dead Milkmen’s biggest hit (“We asked for Mojo Nixon/They said ‘He don’t work here’/We said ‘If you don’t got Mojo Nixon’/’Then your store could use some fixin'”).
MTV famously refused to play the video for “Debbie Gibson is Pregnant with My Two-Headed Love Child,” but did allow Nixon and Roper to perform the single live on “120 Minutes” when it presumably would be found less offensive to the pop star. Check out that performance below.