Dangerous (Bill Hicks album)

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Dangerous
Bill hicks - dangerous (front).jpg
Live album by
Released1990
VenueCaroline's Seaport and Village Gate, New York City
GenreComedy
Length54:21
LabelInvasion
ProducerPeter Casperson
Bill Hicks chronology
Dangerous
(1990)
Relentless
(1992)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[1]

Dangerous is the first live album by American stand-up comedian and satirist Bill Hicks, released in 1990 by Invasion Records. Much of the material was previously performed in Hicks' Sane Man special in 1989.[2]

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.[3]

In 1997, Rykodisc issued remastered versions of both Dangerous and its follow-up, Relentless (1992), on CD, as well as the posthumous albums Arizona Bay and Rant in E-Minor.[4]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Modern Bummer"6:34
2."Flying Saucer Tour"3:21
3."Smoking"5:30
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

Personnel[edit]

Technical
  • Peter Casperson – producer, executive producer
  • Matt Hathaway – engineer
  • Nancy Albino – engineer
  • Sam Smith – editing assistant
  • Joel Soyffer – mixing, editing
  • Andre Roquette – technical assistant
  • Steve Rosenthal – technical assistant
  • Hell's Kitchen Grafix – design
  • Graham Haber – cover photo
  • Bill Scheft – introduction
  • Jack Mondrus – direction

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dangerous at AllMusic
  2. ^ Sinnott, John (December 17, 2005). "Bill Hicks - Sane Man". DVD Talk. Retrieved December 28, 2022.
  3. ^ McLellan, Dennis (November 17, 1990). "'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 April 22, 2017.
  4. ^ Ankeny, Jason. "Bill Hicks Biography, Songs & Albums". AllMusic. Retrieved December 28, 2022.