A "post-grunge" alternative band out of Oklahoma City. The tag 'alternative' is somewhat misleading here, as their sound is definitely harder than your average R.E.M. or what have you. Original lineup: Zac Maloy, vocals/guitar; Jesse Davis, guitar; Ricky Brooks, bass; Ty Robison, drums. Current lineup: Zac Maloy, vocals/guitar; Jesse Davis, guitar; Ricky Wolking, bass; John Humphrey, Drums. As you can see, Maloy and Davis are the dynamic duo that make this band possible; Maloy's passionate vocals dancing around Davis' sinister and piercing guitar lines really makes the Nixons shine. The music is pretty straightforward rock, kind of like the Foo Fighters, but less gimicky. The lyrics (the ones I can understand) are thought-provoking, interesting, well-crafted, and well-sung. Overall, they are a refreshing change from the (currently) prevalent rap metal and indy rock.

Discography, with track listing:

The Nixons (1990, Burning Records)
Zac Maloy (vocals/guitar), Jesse Davis (guitar), Ricky Brooks (bass), Ty Robison (drums)

  1. One By One
  2. Rose And Dandelion
  3. 100 Miles
  4. Never Been To Spain
  5. This Song
  6. You Were Meant For Me
  7. Texas

Six EP (1992, Dragon Street Records)
Zac Maloy, Jesse Davis, Ricky Brooks, Ty Robison

  1. Displaced Aggression
  2. Head
  3. Killing the Clowns
  4. One by One
  5. Secret

Halo (1994, Rainmaker)
Zac Maloy, Jesse Davis, Ricky Brooks, John Humphrey

  1. Fellowship
  2. Blind
  3. Drink the Fear
  4. Sister
  5. Smile
  6. Phoenix
  7. Wire
  8. Trampoline
  9. Having Fun
  10. Scoop

Foma (1995, MCA)
Zac Maloy, Jesse Davis, Ricky Brooks, John Humphrey

  1. Foma
  2. Head
  3. Sweet Beyond
  4. Sister
  5. Fellowship
  6. Wire
  7. Trampoline
  8. Drink the Fear
  9. Blind
  10. Passion
  11. Happy Song

The Nixons (1997, MCA; not the same item as their first release)
Zac Maloy, Jesse Davis, Ricky Wolking, John Humphrey

  1. Baton Rouge
  2. Miss USA
  3. In Spite of Herself
  4. The Fall
  5. Sad Sad Me
  6. December
  7. Screaming Yellow
  8. Saving Grace
  9. Butterfly
  10. At The Sun
  11. Leave
  12. Shine

Scrapbook (1998, Rainmaker)
Zac Maloy, Jesse Davis, Ricky Wolking, John Humphrey

  1. One By One (live)
  2. Sister (acoustic)
  3. Heaven Tonight (studio)
  4. Sad Sad Me (live acoustic)
  5. Rocket Man (studio, Elton John cover)
  6. Passion (live acoustic)
  7. Happy Song (live)

Latest Thing (2000, Koch)
Zac Maloy, Jesse Davis, Ricky Wolking, John Humphrey

  1. The One
  2. Drama Queen
  3. First Trip
  4. Don't Cry
  5. Blackout
  6. Lifeline
  7. Calling Yesterday
  8. P.O.V.
  9. Latest Thing
  10. Gabriel
  11. Sacred Heart
  12. Nobody 101
  13. Last Song



much information from www.nixons.com and www.allmusic.com

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