Monthly Archives: August 2010

Comedian Bill Hicks – The Essential Collection in store September 14th

In memory of iconic stand-up comedian Bill Hicks, Ryko has announced the release of “The Essential Collection”, a four disc box-set encompassing Hicks’ short but influential career as a satirist, social critic, and stand-up comedian.

The collection is to be issued on September 14th and contains two DVD discs with over five hours of footage of never-before-seen performances, in-depth interviews, personal family photos, as well as the cult film ‘Ninja Bachelor Party’ (starring Bill Hicks, Kevin Booth and David Johndrow). The two CD discs contain over two hours of Hicks’ best stand-up pieces, including never-before-released performance pieces from a San Ramon, CA show recorded by Bill Hicks and found in his archive. Along with this rare material, the box set also features new liner notes written by both family members and such prominent public figures as Henry Rollins, Eric Bogosian, UK author Paul Outhwaite, and UK journalist/TV personality, Clive Anderson, as well as a bonus download card containing previously unreleased original song recordings by Bill Hicks (re-mastered at Abbey Road Studios – London, England) entitled, ‘Lo-Fi Troubadour’’.

For more information on the collection, check out Bill Hicks website.

Elektra Trivia Continues This Week!

The Elektra60 weekly trivia contest continues this week giving fans a chance to win exclusive Elektra 60 prize packs including; t-shirts, mugs and posters!

Elektra60 twitter followers have the chance to win each Monday, with questions posted every hour between 1 and 4PM! Again, to be eligible, twitter users must be residents of North America, follow the Elektra60 twitter and add the #E60TRIV hashtag to the end of their tweeted answer!

Good luck!