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Another Bill Hicks Gospel
on 17 November 2002
The good news for Hicks fans is this material has never been available to the public before. Even if you have all of the cds and have downloaded all the shows available (I'm Sorry Folks, Dark Poet, Filling Up The Hump etc...) - this is new.
It's also very, very good. Recorded in Pittsburgh in 1991, this is almost a complete show, rather than a recording edited together from several shows. It starts off with Bill in a relaxed mood but, as the show progresses, the audience don't come with him on some of the more "far out" topics he discusses and - YES! - he gets mad.
The fact that 3 of the tracks are called "VS the Audience" should give you some idea. However, unlike some of the more agressive material available from Hicks, Bill manages to reign in the rants and prove, once again, that he is the voice of common sense. From subjects as diverse as the Gulf War, pornography, drugs, the F-word, smoking and the media, he punctures myths and stamps out double standards. That he can do this while being the most hilarious stand-up comedian you have ever heard is a testament to his genius.
It's not often that a performer will lay himself bare in front of an audience and tell it like it is. For this Bill was, and still is, indispensable.
Basically, buy it - it will make your life better.
"How much do you smoke a day sir? Two packs? Pussy. I go through two lighters a day dude, alright so - two packs? You're like a health nut to me"