Blasters guitarist Dave Alvin spent the early '90s touring with the Pleasure Barons, featuring Mojo Nixon and Beat Farmers drummer/singer Country Dick Montana. Their rowdy stage show was chronicled on a 1993 concert album that didn't include the following encounter with an audience member.
"Some guy in the audience in Isla Vista was heckling me nonstop," Alvin tells me, "and Mojo...jumped off the stage, grabbed the loudmouth, threw him to the floor, and dry-humped him into submission while the audience cheered. The poor heckler -- after Mojo was finished punishing him -- ran out the front door and probably never heckled anyone again. When Mojo jumped back onstage, Country Dick said, 'Good job, Mojo. Please come by my room later.'"
You might spot Alvin having a taco at El Indio in Old Town before he hits the stage at Acoustic Music San Diego in Normal Heights on Saturday, November 5. A tribute to Montana -- "10 Years Without Dick" -- takes place at the Casbah on Monday, November 7; the Penetrators (for whom Montana once drummed) will reunite for the event.