|Live album by|
|Released||February 25, 1997|
|Recorded||November 22, 1992 - June, 1993|
|Venue||Laff Stop, Austin, TX|
|Studio||Fossil Creek Studio, Austin, TX|
|Bill Hicks chronology|
Arizona Bay is an album by comedian Bill Hicks, posthumously released in 1997. It was released alongside Rant in E-Minor , marking three years since his death. The album's title refers to the hope that Los Angeles will one day fall into the ocean due to a major earthquake. Hicks contends that the world will be better off in L.A.'s absence:
William Melvin Hicks was an American stand-up 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.
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.
Los Angeles, officially the City of Los Angeles and often known by its initials L.A., is the most populous city in California, the second most populous city in the United States, after New York City, and the third most populous city in North America. With an estimated population of four million, Los Angeles is the cultural, financial, and commercial center of Southern California. The city is known for its Mediterranean climate, ethnic diversity, Hollywood and the entertainment industry, and its sprawling metropolis. Los Angeles is the largest city on the West Coast of North America.
Ahhh, it's gone, it's gone, it's gone...All the shitty shows are gone, all the idiots screaming in the fucking wind are dead, I love it...leaving nothing but a cool, beautiful serenity called Arizona Bay. That's right, when L.A. falls in the fucking ocean and is flushed away, all it will leave is Arizona Bay.
Several of Hicks's albums are unique in that they feature background music, meant to enhance the album's mood. Such additions were made well after the initial recordings and are the product of Hicks's own musicianship.
According to Kevin Booth, in the BBC documentary Dark Poet, it was during the early recording sessions for Arizona Bay, around Christmas 1992, that Hicks first started suffering from the pains in his side, which would later be diagnosed as pancreatic cancer. Upon learning that he had developed cancer, Hicks used his time to mix music into Rant in E-Minor and Arizona Bay, calling it his Dark Side of the Moon .
The Dark Side of the Moon is the eighth studio album by English rock band Pink Floyd, released on 1 March 1973 by Harvest Records. Primarily developed during live performances, the band premiered an early version of the record several months before recording began. New material was recorded in two sessions in 1972 and 1973 at Abbey Road Studios in London.
All music composed by Bill Hicks
|1.||"Goodbye You Lizard Scum"||3:52|
|2.||"Step on the Gas (L.A. Riots)"||4:50|
|4.||"Officer Nigger Hater"||5:27|
|5.||"As Long as We're Talking Shelf Life (Kennedy)"||5:00|
|6.||"The Elephant is Dead (Bush)"||1:57|
|7.||"Me & Saddam"||3:10|
|8.||"Bullies of the World"||1:22|
|10.||"Dinosaurs in the Bible"||5:45|
|12.||"Marketing & Advertising"||4:38|
|13.||"Don't Talk for Me"||1:40|
|14.||"Clam Lappers & Sonic the Hedgehog"||3:02|
|15.||"She's Got a Broken Heart"||1:09|
On April 28, 2015, the Arizona Bay Extended edition was released by Comedy Dynamics. It consists of the full, uncut stand-up performance without any of the music.
|3.||"Goodbye You Lizard Scum"||2:15|
|4.||"Ha-Ha Los Angeles"||1:11|
|5.||"Step on the Gas (La Riots)"||3:44|
|7.||"Officer Nigger Hater"||5:46|
|8.||"As Long as We're Talking Shelf Life (Kennedy)"||4:16|
|9.||"The Elephant Is Dead (Bush)"||3:03|
|10.||"Deficit-Tighten the Belt"||1:19|
|11.||"Me & Saddam"||0:50|
|12.||"Dinosaurs in the Bible"||6:00|
|13.||"Fetus on Tv"||1:21|
|15.||"Bring Granny to the Show"||0:31|
|16.||"I Quit Smoking"||1:09|
|17.||"Old Smoker in Central Park"||0:36|
|18.||"Smoking in La (No Tolerance)"||1:19|
|19.||"No Smoking on Airplanes (But They Allow Children)"||3:58|
|20.||"We're Recording an Album Tonight"||0:20|
|21.||"Going for the Record (Nothing but Air)"||1:02|
|22.||"Marketing & Advertising"||1:56|
|25.||"Clam Lappers & Sonic the Hedgehog"||1:54|
|27.||"I Blame the Women"||2:00|
|29.||"Microphone Is Getting Lower"||0:43|
Kevin Booth is an American film director, producer, lecturer and musician. He was known for his documentary film series American Drug War. Booth worked with comedian Bill Hicks, until the time of his death on February 26, 1994 and posthumously produced Hicks' records Rant in E Minor and Arizona Bay.
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