Rant in E-Minor

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Rant in E-Minor
Bill Hicks-Rant in E-Minor.jpg
Live album by
ReleasedFebruary 25, 1997
RecordedNovember 1992 - December 1993
GenreComedy
Length73:54
LabelRykodisc
RCD 10353
ProducerKevin Booth
Bill Hicks chronology
Arizona Bay
(1997)
Rant in E-Minor
(1997)
Philosophy: The Best of Bill Hicks
(2001)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic5/5 stars [1]
Static and Feedback(favorable) [2]
Tiny Mix Tapes5/5[3]

Rant in E-Minor is an album by comedian Bill Hicks, posthumously released in 1997 through Rykodisc. It was released alongside partner album Arizona Bay on February 25, 1997, marking three years since his death.

The material on this album is darker and angrier in tone than some of his earlier work; Hicks can be heard screaming at his audience in between chapters, and very prominently during the track "You're Wrong Night".

In 2016, Comedy Dynamics re-released the album in an expanded double-disc edition called Rant in E-Minor Variations. [4]

Track listing[edit]

  • Part One
    • Chapter One
      • 1. "Fevered Egos" – 4:05
      • 2. "Easter" – 1:19
      • 3. "Gideons" – 1:05
    • Chapter Two
      • 4. "People Suck" – 0:21
      • 5. "Pro Life" – 4:13
      • 6. "People Who Hate People" – 0:32
      • 7. "Non-Smokers" – 2:39
      • 8. "Gifts of Forgiveness" – 5:09
      • 9. "Purple Vein Dick Joke" – 0:29
    • Chapter Three
      • 10. "Confession Time (COPS)" – 4:25
      • 11. "Wax Dart" – 0:30
      • 12. "I'm Talking to the Women Here" – 1:10
  • Part Two
    • Chapter Four
      • 13. "You're Wrong Night" – 5:37
    • Chapter Five
      • 14. "A New Flag (Patriotism)" – 1:13
      • 15. "Gays in the Military" – 2:24
      • 16. "I.R.S. Bust" – 1:09
      • 17. "Politics in America" – 0:39
      • 18. "Quiet Loner" – 0:57
    • Chapter Six
      • 19. "Artistic Roll Call" – 4:33
      • 20. "Orange Drink" – 1:08
      • 21. "Save Willie" – 1:30
    • Chapter Seven
      • 22. "Deficit (Jesse Helms)" – 2:47
      • 23. "Rush Limbaugh" – 2:21
  • Part Three
    • Chapter Eight
      • 24. "Time to Evolve" – 3:16
    • Chapter Nine
      • 25. "Waco (Koresh)" – 5:35
      • 26. "The Pope" – 1:02
      • 27. "Christianity" – 0:27
      • 28. "Seven Seals" – 0:28
    • Chapter Ten
      • 29. "One of the Boys (Clinton)" – 1:03
      • 30. "Car Bomb Derby" – 0:26
      • 31. "The Elite" – 1:06
    • Chapter Eleven
      • 32. "Love List (No Future)" – 2:56
      • 33. "Back to the Garden" – 1:20
      • 34. "Your Children Aren't Special" – 3:13
      • 35. "Wizards Have Landed" – 1:43
      • 36. "Lift Me Lord" – 0:53

Rant in E-Minor Variations[edit]

On April 15, 2016, Comedy Dynamics released Rant In E-Minor Variations, a double-disc set containing the uncut comedy performances without the music.

No.TitleLength
1."Bill Takes Stage"0:23
2."Fevered Egos"4:38
3."Dance Clubs"1:54
4."Homosexuality"2:40
5."People Suck"0:22
6."Pro-Lifers and Non-Smokers"4:59
7."Started Smoking Again"1:59
8."Hendrix Was an Alien"1:32
9."Let's Do Some Comedy"0:08
10."Keith Richards and the Ledge Beyond the Edge"1:32
11."Hendrix Language"0:15
12."Musicians Who Are Dead"0:14
13."La City of Hell"1:27
14."I've Smoked a Lot"0:30
15."Australia"2:24
16."Easter"1:23
17."Gideons"1:20
18."Gifts of Forgiveness"5:08
19."Riff on Comedy, Dick Jokes, And Plastic Plants"0:58
20."When Jesus Comes Back"1:11
21."Confession Time (Cops)"4:18
22."Wax Dart"1:01
23."I'm Talking to the Women Here"1:11
24."Pussywhipped Satan"1:41
25."Rebirthing"0:46
26."Rush Limbaugh"2:21
27."Glass of Water"0:24
28."Waco Koresh"4:18
29."One of the Boys (Clinton)"1:12
30."The Elite"1:17
31."Car Bombs and Cowards"0:56
32."Time to Evolve (More Dick Jokes Are Coming)"3:19
33."Deficit Jesse Helms"4:06
34."Alcohol Kills / Pot Is Better / A Job Has Been Created"2:58
35."A Better World (Are You Cool with That?)"0:45
36."Everything They Tell You About Pot Is a Lie (Play the Sitar)"1:08
37."Sacrifices"0:46
38."Carrot Top and Gallagher"2:53
39."Artistic Roll Call"4:07
40."Save Willie"1:04
41."Can't Breathe out of My Right Lung"0:09
42."Bradley Tanks Knocking Down Catholic Churches"0:35
43."The Pope"1:10
44."Childbirth Is Not a Miracle"4:02
45."People Who Hate People"1:00
46."Philosophical Discussion with a Christian"1:54
47."Childbirth Is Not Natural (Back to the Garden)"0:46
48."It's Women (Women)"0:40
49."Guys Don't Want Children"0:38
50."Your Children Are Not Special (Grey Gym Sock)"3:11
51."Welcome to Comedy"1:02

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ AllMusic Review
  2. ^ Static and Feedback Review Archived 2016-09-17 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Tiny Mix Tapes Review
  4. ^ "Bill Hicks: Rant In E-Minor: Variations". Comedy Dynamics. Retrieved 8 February 2019.