Dangerous (Bill Hicks album)

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Live album by
Recorded1990, Caroline's, New York City, New York
ProducerPeter Casperson
Bill Hicks chronology
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]

Dangerous is the first live album by American stand-up comedian and satirist Bill Hicks, released in 1990 on the New York-based label Invasion Records. The album was recorded over two nights at Caroline's in New York City.

Nearly all of this material was previously performed in Hicks' Sane Man special in 1989.

The album sold about 5,000 units.

Hicks explained the title to the Los Angeles Times by referencing a quote he attributed to Thomas Jefferson, although the veracity of the quote is not confirmed.

[Jefferson's] quote was "No idea is dangerous to society wherein that idea can be openly discussed." That's why the album is called "Dangerous," because I'm discussing drugs and things drugs do.[2]

In 1997, Rykodisc issued remastered versions of both Dangerous and its follow-up, Relentless, on CD, as well as the posthumous albums Arizona Bay and Rant in E-Minor.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks by Bill Hicks

1."Modern Bummer"6:34
2."Flying Saucer Tour"3:21
4."We Live in a World..."10:51
5."The War on Drugs"9:14
6."Burning Issues"4:00
7."I Love My Job"1:33
8."My Parents"5:26
9."Please Do Not Disturb"7:02
10."The Vision"0:58
Total length:54:21


  • Nancy Albino – Engineer
  • Peter Casperson – Producer, Executive Producer
  • Matt Hathaway – Engineer
  • Steven Saporta – Executive Producer
  • Sam Smith – Editing
  • Joel Soyffer – Editing, Mixing


  1. ^ Dangerous at AllMusic
  2. ^ McLELLAN, DENNIS (1990-11-17). "'Dangerous' Appearance by Bill Hicks : Comedy: The former member of the Texas Outlaw Comics is slated to perform at the Irvine Improv on Monday". Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved 2017-04-22.
  3. ^ https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:aSsDA22f_kAJ:https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-1997-02-28-9702280367-story.html+&cd=18&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&client=firefox-b-1-d