Henry Rollins: Shock and Awe - The Tour
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Thats pretty much it, you probably already know what to expect if you've heard Henry's other spoken word material. But I suggest if you ever get a chance to see him live, then do it, it's well worth the 20 bucks.
I did find it hard to believe that he doesn't get a lot of phone calls from friends, though, or a hard time finding his dream woman. It says a lot that he is looking for an intelligent woman (aren't we all?) and comes up disappointed when he finds out she reads books he wouldn't touch (for the "populist/mass market appeal") or listens to music he doesn't like. He's funny in how he expresses his shock of discovery about another person with habits or interests he doesn't share...but doesn't that make him a little bit judgmental and narcissistic? I loved hearing how even he, famous as he is, gets nervous when meeting icons like Ike Turner and William Shatner; his solution to ending calls by telemarketers (quite brilliant!), and his aw-shucks humility when meeting soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. He is entertaining to watch and I enjoyed this dvd a lot. I hope he will go on another spoken word tour, as I think he would be much better live, but until then, there's this one, "Live at Luna Park" and another one coming out soon. They will suffice, as his physical energy and manner of speaking add a lot to the presentation of overall funny insights and experiences. He's the man!
If you have read some of the reviews for his other items, don't get caught up in the individuals that say his best days are behind him and that they have heard the stories told differently.......take the performance at face value and laugh until you can't breath. I did.
it's stand up comedy and great story telling
you dont have to be a black flag fan to like it
the way he walks out and takes control of the show as he grips his mic lookin like he feels like crackin skulls with it as only rollins can do
he has his own style and its a nice long show you really get in to it cuz its great story telling
you owe it to yourself to check this out
it will go great in your stand up comedy DVD collection
His stories here as always vacillate between the humorous and the serious until the two are one and the same. More great cosmopolitan observations in a time when we're just beginning to get away from media casting everything as black or white when there are really more different shades of gray than could fill a one hundred crayon box of Crayolas with the sharpener in the back that featured nothing but different grays. Thanks again, Mr. Rollins.
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I boufht this DVD a few years ago, but it got destroyed in a flood. I love this guy, witty, angry, intelligent and funny as hell. Big fan of his work, music and writing. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Carol
Honestly it's Henry Rollins... if you like his stuff can you really go wrong with any of the DVD's I have a few and like them all.Published on November 14, 2013 by Tim C.
Big Rollins fan for years, have seen him live and have many of his books and albums. This political spoken word DVD is entertaining and sadly accurate. Read morePublished on October 13, 2012 by Minx Grrl
Pretty funny. But the political allusions are boring when its from 5 years ago and you've heard enough of it.Published on August 17, 2008 by Mr. Shmandles
Henry Rollins is like the neighbor who constantly purchases new gadgets to mount on the walls of his garage as some weird pack rat feng shui disorder. Read morePublished on December 29, 2007 by Automated Message
While not the type of guy you would expect to do standup, Henry Rollins really does a good job. Beginning with political jokes which aren't his forte, Rollins starts slow. Read morePublished on May 9, 2007 by Matthew J. Hager
If there was one bit that watching it would render you laughing to the point of incontinence, it is Rollins' description of what would embody "unleashing compassion" on someone... Read morePublished on April 12, 2006 by epsteinsmutha