Bill Hicks

Bill Hicks
William Melvin "Bill" Hicks was an American comedian, social critic, satirist and musician. His material, encompassing a wide range of social issues including religion, politics, and philosophy, was controversial, and often steeped in dark comedy. He criticized consumerism, superficiality, mediocrity, and banality within the media and popular culture, which he characterized as oppressive tools of the ruling class that keep people "stupid and apathetic". At the age of 16, while still in high school, he began performing at the Comedy Workshop in Houston, Texas. During the 1980s, he toured the United States extensively and made a number of high-profile television appearances; but it was in the UK that he amassed a significant fan base, filling large venues during his 1991 tour. He also achieved a modicum of recognition as a guitarist and songwriter. Hicks died of pancreatic cancer on February 26, 1994 in Little Rock, Arkansas, at the age of 32. In subsequent years – in particular after a series of posthumous album releases – his work gained a significant measure of acclaim in creative circles, and he developed a substantial cult following. Read more...
 
 

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Bill Hicks Albums (Discography) List

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    Arizona Bay
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    Rant in E-Minor
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    Dangerous
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    Relentless
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    Salvation
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    Shock and Awe
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    Flying Saucer Tour, Volume 1
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    Philosophy: The Best of Bill Hicks
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    Love, Laughter and Truth
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    Chicago, 1992
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    The Perfect Gig
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    Moon Is Smiling
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    American: The Bill Hicks Story
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