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Arizona Bay
Bill Hicks
Arizona Bay
Genres: Special Interest, Pop
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All Artists: Bill Hicks
Title: Arizona Bay
Members Wishing: 5
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rykodisc
Release Date: 2/25/1997
Album Type: Live
Genres: Special Interest, Pop
Style: Comedy & Spoken Word
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 014431035227, 014431035265

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'Scuse me, 'scuse me.
Nathan Hatton | Utah, USA | 02/28/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Comedians come and go with no real impact or lasting effect on the audience. This is not the case with Bill Hicks. Hicks' style is such that what he says will stick with you, whether it disturbed you, made you laugh, or had some other effect, you will remember Bill Hicks once you've heard him.

What makes Arizona Bay so great is the manner in which it is carried out. The type of speech that Bill uses for different types of people is hilarious. Even though they are not necessarily accurate, it fits perfectly with how he is attemping to convey them. This is best portrayed in 'Hooligans.' That part in the show may very well be the highlight, even if it is at the beginning of the album.

The piece on the Rodney King trial is classic work as well. His views on the testimonies is some of the funniest commentary I've ever heard.

Anything and everything you'd want to know about Bill Hicks can be found on this record. Arizona Bay gives a great idea at his personal comedic style, as well as his personality. I highly recommend this to any fan of comedy."
Learn to swim, see you down at Arizona Bay (Tool, "AEnema") | Milford, CT | 05/05/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is probably the best Bill Hicks album to start with - it'sthe one I heard first, anyway. CLASSIC bits about the Rodney Kingtrial / LA riots, plus a lot more. There's also some good little musical interludes in between the blistering comedy bits featuring Bill Hicks on guitar. It may sound wierd, but the music works. 'Relentless' and 'Rant In E-Minor' are exceptional as well. Bill Hicks was a comedian for the thinking man. If you buy one of his CD's, you will NOT be sorry."
Rest In Peace Maestro
Rebecca Lyle | Garland, Texas United States | 11/24/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is currently my only Bill Hicks album. My brother in law gave it to me. I guess he figured since I'm a pretty young and angry lad, that I'd probably be interested in it. I gave it a listen one night while I was cleaning up the house, and boy was I in for a treat! I pretty much fell in love with it immediately. Now, I haven't heard any of his other albums yet, but because of this one, I do have full intention on picking them up as well. Bill Hicks knew how to put energy and heart into his performances. He has a stance with every issue and he stupendously holds his ground for the most part. I must forewarn you, however, that this is not for everyone. Some of this leans way past the vulgar side of things, but that's what comedy is all about. Now, I will also warn you that this is not just a spoken comedy album. They incorporated music inbetween the tracks, so you get about of minute or so of music after every spoken bit. The music is okay. It's mostly just laid back guitar and drums, and sometimes there's some humming. Most of the time I skip through it. It was just something he was experimenting with. It's not that much of a nuisance in my opinion, just hit the 'next track' button and you'll be on the spoken bit. To sum this all up, Bill Hicks was a genius. He was considered "over the top" by most, and went out of his way to shatter the rules. His philosophies were set forth as aid for the free thinkers of the world. He was a great, and energetic speaker, and any fan of intelligent comedy should definately be familiar with Hicks and his material. Highly Recommended!"