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Very much like "Rant in E-Minor," Bill proves once again why he was so great at being funny. He makes you laugh, but makes you think at the same time. He doesn't go over the "typical routine," like family gimmicks and so on. He talked about the stuff that no one else would have the nerve to talk about. This album may not be as political as the "Rant in E-Minor," but it's just as well thought out and brutally honest. Very original and courageous material.
My favorite track? Don't have one. Why? Because this ENTIRE album is great. You lose the vibe you get from Bill if you only listen to certain tracks. Speaking of tracks, the track listing on the album is in the wrong order. It's okay, you don't need them. Because you will listen to the entire album over and over again.
Bill Hicks really deserved more recognition when he was alive. It's a shame. Why did I have to find out about him AFTER he died? Why wasn't he on TV enough? It's up to us to get his name out there and let people know that this is a brilliant comedian. I will be sure to get the other albums. We miss you Bill.
There are lots of comedians who focus completely on subjects we can all relate to, but sometimes that means catering to the lowest common denominator. Then there are comedians who place a bigger emphasis on intellectual and political rants, but sometimes make you feel disconnected from them. So few comedians have been able to weave both of these extremes into a style all their own, and on top of that create something extremely funny and memorable. Bill Hicks was one them.
You'll find several of Hicks' well known routines here: smoking, the south, good times on drugs, popular music acts we love to hate, topical political rants. Granted, there have been plenty of comedians who have done routines on these same subjects both before and after Bill Hicks. [Yes, "before". Denis Leary bashers take note: there were way more than two comedians with rants on smoking, drugs, Jim Fixx, and the Judas Priest trials! Research before you jump to conclusions.] However, I find that Hicks' own approach to these subjects was exceptional and memorable. It's anything but hack. Most importantly, his material still remain very funny. This can't be said of most other topical comedy from years past.
So what makes "Dangerous" different from some of his other albums? Most of the posthumous releases from Bill Hicks are either compilations of incomplete shows, shows with lots of repeating material, or has Hicks' instrumental music added in between the tracks. Although the repeating pieces often have different twists to them, and the idea to add music was something that Hicks himself intended, personally I prefer going to the straight-forward, full comedy act recordings found in releases like "Dangerous".Read more ›
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I only recently discovered Bill Hicks. He's funny, sarcastic, and has biting social commentary- as timely now and when it was recorded (this is kind of sad, actually).Published on May 20, 2014 by McLeod
Bill Hicks had some real balls, especially during his heyday of the 80s when the right-wing had all of us wondering "are these bastards serious? Read morePublished on May 8, 2014 by laptophobo
I can't recommend this CD enough!!! Bill Hicks left us FAR too soon!! Bill, you are very much loved and missed!!!Published on September 3, 2011 by BeneeKent
This is a great album showing Bill at his funniest and probably one of the best places to start, along with Relentless. Read morePublished on March 4, 2011 by Spider Monkey
I have come to the end of my Bill Hicks Odyssey!
I haven't read all the books, but this is the last DVD/ CD of Bill's that I hadn't tried &, needless to say, I wasn't... Read more
Dangerous is the first release from, and a great introduction to, the comedy of Bill Hicks. The routine is shorter and cleaner (but not that clean, mind you) than most of his... Read morePublished on September 12, 2008 by ninjasuperstar
Bill Hicks was wise and wonderful. I miss his perspective, imagine what he would have to say about today's leaders and the sorry state of affairs we find ourselevs in at the... Read morePublished on April 11, 2006 by Lorraine Forston
"I get pulled over by the cops, I be so drunk I'd be out dancing to their lights thinking I made it to another club."
"...Turn the music up!! Read more