Prairie Home Invasion

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Prairie Home Invasion
Prairie Home Invasion album cover 1994.jpg
Studio album by Jello Biafra & Mojo Nixon
Released March 24, 1994
Recorded 1994
Genre Cowpunk
Length 62:00
Label Alternative Tentacles
Producer Marshall Lawless
Jello Biafra chronology
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(1991)Tumor Circus1991
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Mojo Nixon chronology
Horny Holidays!
(1992) Horny Holidays!1992
Prairie Home Invasion
(1994) Prairie Home Invasion1994
Live in Las Vegas (Pleasure Barons)
(1994) Live in Las Vegas (Pleasure Barons)1994
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Prairie Home Invasion is an album released by Jello Biafra with Mojo Nixon in 1994. The title is a play on the popular public radio program A Prairie Home Companion and the Ice-T album Home Invasion. There was also a single released for "Will The Fetus Be Aborted?" which included an outtake from this album titled "The Lost World" and a parody of Billy Ray Cyrus's "Achy Breaky Heart" titled "Achy Rakey Heart" as B-Sides.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Buy My Snake Oil" - 9:07
  2. "Where Are We Gonna Work (When the Trees Are Gone?)" - 3:12 (Darryl Cherney cover)
  3. "Convoy in the Sky" - 3:33 (The Willis Brothers cover)
  4. "Atomic Power" - 3:06 (Fred Kirby cover)
  5. "Are You Drinking With Me Jesus?" - 3:10 (Lou and Peter Berryman cover)
  6. "Love Me, I'm a Liberal" - 4:01 (Phil Ochs cover)
  7. "Burgers of Wrath" - 3:51
  8. "Nostalgia for an Age That Never Existed" - 4:56
  9. "Hamlet Chicken Plant Disaster" - 3:48
  10. "Mascot Mania" - 4:50
  11. "Let's Go Burn Ole Nashville Down" - 2:38 (to the tune of Old Joe Clark)
  12. "Will the Fetus Be Aborted?" - 3:42 (to the tune of Will the Circle Be Unbroken?)
  13. "Plastic Jesus" - 4:31 (Ed Rush and George Cromarty cover)


  • Sean McCarthy - Bass
  • Mike "Wild" Middleton - Percussion, Background Vocals, Drums
  • Marty Muse - Pedal Steel
  • Ted Roddy - Harmonica
  • Stuart Sullivan - Engineer, Mixing
  • Marshall Lawless - Producer
  • Sandra Patyk - Background Vocals
  • Amy Boone - Background Vocals
  • Cindy Yates - Background Vocals
  • Deborah Kelly - Background Vocals
  • Louis Jay Meyers - Banjo
  • Danny Barnes - Dobro, Electric Guitar
  • Pete Gordon - Organ, Background Vocals, Accordion, Piano
  • Champ Hood - Fiddle
  • Evan Johns - Guitar
  • Don Leady - Electric Guitar
  • Jello Biafra - Vocals, Photography, Main Performer
  • Mojo Nixon - Banjo, Harmonica, Tambourine, Vocals, Guitar

Hamlet Chicken Plant Disaster[edit]

This particular song deals with a disaster at a chicken processing plant in Hamlet, North Carolina.[citation needed] The plant caught fire, killing 25 workers and injuring 40 after they were trapped behind locked fire doors.