5 thoughts on “Bill Hicks DVD”

  1. hope you didn’t spen too much on it, I picked it up in Empire Music here in Limerick last summer for a a mere €15. It’s one crackingly good DVD though..

  2. Gav,
    I have the DVD in question. To be honest (and I say this as a Hicks fanatic) I think it’s pretty poor. Notably the fawning by Letterman and Leno on the Revelations documentary.

    Luckily for me, I have a copy of rare Hicks live performaces which includes the infamous ‘Bill goes mental in Chicago’ gig – where he went batshit at audience members who were daft enough to try to heckle him on a bad night. It’s hair-raising stuff.

    It also includes Bill’s performance at the Porn Oscars – ” Man. The last time I saw most of you ladies…”

    There are copies washing around out there – try to get your hands on one – it’s well worth the hunting.

  3. I have seen pretty much all his material via the web, including that hilarious chicago gig – but its nice to have some of his stuff on a dvd in reasonably high quality.

  4. Bill Hicks, my hero!
    I can recommend anyone to watch him and LISTEN to him word for word. He is funny, but he also tells the truth.

    Here’s a Bill Hicks quote:

    You never see positive drugs stories on the news, do ya. Isn’t that weird cos most of the experiences I’ve had on drugs, were rrreal fucking positive. Er. Who are these morons they’re finding that’s what I wanna know. I used to want to call the news, “Come over to our house! Watch Tommy, he’s a pig, film him!” “Oink oink.” “Hee hee, he’s been doing that for hours. He’s killing us. You getting all that?” You know what I mean. Always that same LSD story, you’ve all seen it. “Young man on acid, thought he could fly, jumped out of a building. What a tragedy.” What a dick, fuck him! He’s an idiot. If he thought he could fly, why didn’t he take off from the ground first? Check it out. You don’t see ducks lining up to catch elevators to fly South. They fly from the ground, you moron. Quit ruining it for everybody. He’s a moron, he’s dead, good. We lost a moron, fucking celebrate. Boy I just felt the world get lighter – we lost a moron. Put on the Hammer album, I’m ready to dance! [dances] “We lost a moron.” I don’t mean to sound cold or cruel or vicious, but I am so that’s the way it comes out. Professional help is being sought.
    How about a positive LSD story? Wouldn’t that be news-worthy, just the once? To base your decision on information rather than scare tactics and superstitions and lies? I think it would be news-worthy. “Today, a young man on acid realised that all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration. That we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively. There is no such thing as death, life is only a dream and we’re the imagination of ourselves.” “Here’s Tom with the weather.”

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