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09 October 2010

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KISSINGER IS DEAD

Dedicated to Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, take a trip with Brian Jay Cline, Richard Abboud, Jake Wickstrom, and Johnny Punish through the 20th Century and declare it’s dead as they, Twisted Nixon, sing KISSINGER IS DEAD or as the bald guy in the last frame of the video said when he woke up “I love that new song KISSING JERRY’S DAD but what does it mean?”. Who was that guy anyway?

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11 September 2010

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Twisted Nixon on San Diego vs. Orange County Compilation Record

Back in 1999, Common Cause Records released an amazing compilation of 53 songs on two discs of local bands from California. The record put the San Diego bands versus Orange County bands. It was truly a unique work. The record was called “San Diego vs. Orange County”

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16 August 2010

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Meet the Long Lost First Lead Singer for Twisted Nixon

Was Some Guy Named “Joe” the First Lead Singer of the Twisted Nixon? California State University at Fullerton’s Most Famous Student Claims a Very Early History with Twisted Nixon. Last Night, Joe, real name Joe, was torn to obvilion by the crowd at The Pub at Cal State Fullerton during a Battle of the Bands show. Charged with disturbing the Peace Process, the curtain was dropped on Joe just before he finished the last verse of SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO while Johnny Punish played guitar and Richy Abboud pounded his drum…….

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15 August 2010

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Las Vegas Stripper Empties Twisted Nixon’s Pockets

Who Really Was Yvette? Learn the Truth about the Las Vegas Stripper Hottie that emptied Twisted Nixon’s pockets. Written in early 1998 by Twisted Nixon when Yvette, the infamous Las Vegas exotic dancer stripper hottie knocked the pants off the band at the notorious Olympic Garden on Las Vegas Blvd. Referred to by the band as “The O.G.”, the boys went out for what they thought were a few beers and some eye candy relaxation when she walked in. They must have been ripe for the picking. After all, they just finished up a long rehearsal for an upcoming gig and they were looking for some new energy.

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15 August 2010

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The Riot Over Who Wrote Stone Throwing Riot

Twisted Nixon’s Classic Rock Opera About the Palestine Intifada Gets Rocks Thrown at It By Every Band Member Claiming they Wrote the Song. Written in winter of 1997 after the 1st Palestinian Intifada, this song was later dedicated to Mohammed Al-Dura, the young 12 year old boy who shot dead in the arms of his father by the guns of Israeli Soldiers on Sept 30, 2000. But like with most successful classics, there is a plethora of credit takers lurking and claiming stake to it’s ownership. Frankly, it’s an ongoing riot about who wrote Stone Throwing Riot.

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15 August 2010

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Left is Right for Twisted Nixon

The Story of Twisted Nixon’s Most Popular Song. Written in 1998 after Johnny Punish who was sitting at the Las Vegas Hilton Sports Book and was hit by the absurdity of the place. It absorbed him and he wrote the phrase “LEFT is RIGHT for me” on a drink napkin. That night in a studio in the seedy back alleys of Las Vegas, LEFT IS RIGHT was born when then lead guitarist, Brian Jay Cline, wrote the clever verses while Twisted Nixon added the melodies.

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15 August 2010

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Save the Nico-Teens

THE SONG DEDICATED TO SAVING THE NICO TEENS. Written by Johnny Punish in 1997 and performed by Twisted Nixon, this song was a fan favorite at concerts with it’s hard driving guitar and strong anti-smoking message. On drums is Gary Richter, bass Jason “Skoor” Wickstrom, Guitars performed by Alex Taush of The Skeletones, and produced by Paul Hampton at Skeletone Studios in Riverside California 1997

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15 August 2010

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The Story of Mister Sick Money Man

Written in 1997 by Johnny Punish. The song was written directly about Johnny’s dad who is a professional con man. Originally from Brooklyn New York, Johnny’s dad who everyone callled “Charlie” was the Sicilian guy with a huge cigar in mouth, driving his caddy to the “the track” every day at 1pm to make the daily double, with a wife at home and his mistress at the Copacabana.

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15 August 2010

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Hit in the Head by Johnny’s Revenge

The Personal Story Behind the Tragic Song “Hit in the Head”. A fan favorite in the most pit, this song seemed to always get outstanding play at concerts. Because the chorus can sound like just any fight to some, the most pit was always biggest when this song played to live audiences. However, the song has a much deeper and more sinister back story.

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15 August 2010

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ROBIN WILLIAMS: The Movie Star and The Video Clerk

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