This is Hicks at his most vitriolic, his most virulent-you can't help but laugh even as his humor plunges deep into darkness. Includes People Who Hate People; Artistic Roll Call; Fevered Egos; Pro Life , and more recorded in '92 and '93.
Bill Hicks was crass, obstreperous, and undeniably offensive. He was also one of the funniest comedians ever, in the malicious tradition of George Carlin
and Lenny Bruce
, hiding social commentary in the bluster of standup. Rant in E-Minor
is probably the best introduction to his work, containing his opinions on such tame subjects as abortion, gays in the military, and Rush Limbaugh. Agree with him or not--and you'd be hard put to find anyone who agrees with everything
Hicks had to say--it's devilishly clever stuff; even the dated material is still funny and fresh. Hicks was a twisted genius of the highest order, and he's sorely missed. --Genevieve Williams