Essential Collection

The Essential Collection

by Bill Hicks
     
 
Much more than a collection of greatest hits, Ryko's posthumous Bill Hicks set The Essential Collection crams tons of material into its two-CD/two-DVD box, which also holds a download code giving access to a digital version of the comedian's long-lost musical effort Lo-Fi Troubadour. The two CDs feature well-chosen selections from Hicks' official albums

Overview

Much more than a collection of greatest hits, Ryko's posthumous Bill Hicks set The Essential Collection crams tons of material into its two-CD/two-DVD box, which also holds a download code giving access to a digital version of the comedian's long-lost musical effort Lo-Fi Troubadour. The two CDs feature well-chosen selections from Hicks' official albums along with quite a few bits from an unreleased show in San Ramon that was found in the late comedian's archives. The DVDs are very desirable for fans as they collect a set of early-'80s shows from Houston and a set of early-'90s shows from Austin, plus Hicks' low-, low-, low-budget feature film Ninja Bachelor Party, which has no ninjas, just cough syrup addicts. If the two audio discs were released on their own, this would be a perfect primer, but the avalanche of extras is overwhelming and only loyal fans will be able to devour them all. That said, they will be devoured and with the Hicks family's full involvement plus Ryko's solid commitment finding the best source material, the set ends up a Hicks lover's dream. Check a couple of his regular albums before coming here, but feel free to open this treasure chest once you realize the man's claim to be "Chomsky with dick jokes" was spot-on.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/14/2010
Label:
Rykodisc
UPC:
0014431109522
catalogNumber:
11095

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Fevered Egos
  2. I'm Talking to the Women Here
  3. My Favorite New Kid
  4. Marketing & Advertising
  5. Artistic Roll Call
  6. Orange Drink
  7. Save Willie
  8. Menu?
  9. A Killer Idea
  10. Goodbye You Lizard Scum
  11. Summertime
  12. Elvis
  13. The News
  14. Confession Time (Cops)
  15. Please Do Not Disturb
  16. Spectravision & Housekeeping
  17. Girl Of Your Dreams
  18. Clam Lappers & Sonic the Hedgehog
  19. What Is Pornography?
  20. Renting Pornos & Girlfriends
  21. Name & Address Not Withheld
  22. Beelzebozo
  23. Pussywhipped Satan
  24. I Love My Job
  25. Audience Member/Old Folks Home Manager
  26. Worst Audience Ever
  27. The F Word
  28. My Parents

Disc 2

  1. Drugs Have Done Good Things
  2. Rockers Against Drugs Suck
  3. We Live In a World
  4. Drugs Have Done Good Things, Pt. 2
  5. Ding Dong
  6. Gays In The Military
  7. Speaking of Homosexuality
  8. Children on Airplanes
  9. Your Children Aren't Special
  10. Pro Life
  11. Non-Smokers
  12. Audience Memeber/Dental Assistant
  13. Smoking
  14. Smoking Tastes Great
  15. Yul Brynner
  16. Smoking in Heaven
  17. Flying Saucer Tour
  18. Burning Issues
  19. Odd Beliefs
  20. Kennedy & The Warren Commission
  21. Handguns: UK vs. USA
  22. The Vision

Disc 3

  1. The [Untitled]
  2. The Early Years – Stand Up: Houston, TX – 1984
  3. The Early Years – Stand Up: Indianapolis, IN – 1985
  4. The Early Years – Stand Up: Houston, TX (Pt. 1) – 1986
  5. The Early Years – Stand Up: Houston, TX (Pt. 2) – 1986
  6. The Early Years – TV Interview
  7. The Outlaw Comics
  8. [Bonus Material]

Disc 4

  1. [Untitled]
  2. About Ninja Bachelor Party
  3. Austin Bootleg Series: November, 1991
  4. Austin Bootleg Series: December, 1992
  5. Austin Bootleg Series: June, 1993
  6. Austin Bootleg Series: October, 1993
  7. About The Austin Bootleg Series

Disc 5

  1. Introduction
  2. She's a Woman
  3. Hey Mama
  4. The Road Can Be Hard
  5. Jazz Instrumental
  6. The Moon Is Smiling
  7. Turn Your Mind Over to Your Heart
  8. No Music In My Soul
  9. Waiting to Meet You
  10. I Never Really Cried for You
  11. Outro Instrumental

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