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Bill Hicks - The "Hamburg" Years,
This review is from: Bill Hicks - Sane Man (DVD)
Someone described Bill's albums to me in terms of Beatles output....."Dangerous" was a powerful start ("Please Please Me/With The Beatles"), "Relentless" was more polished, ("Hard Day's Night/Rubber Soul") then came the masterwork of "Arizona Bay" ("Revolver/Pepper"), and the extraordinary and disparate finish of Rant In E Minor ("White Album").
In these terms, "Sane Man" is "Live At The Star Club (Hamburg)" or "The Beatles At The Beeb". It the provocative prototype of what was to come, none the less important than what was to follow. The solid underwork of a magnificent career to come....
I don't think the comparison to the world most important band ever is overstreching, either. He was the rock and roll comedian, and he was that good!
"Sane Man" is unmissable for any Hicks devotee. The funniest man of my generation.