Release Date: 21 July 2014
Format: LP Vinyl
|Neil Hamburger First Of Dismay Limited Vinyl LP
· Drag City invite you to celebrate Dismay Day with America’s hardest working funnyman in show business, Neil Hamburger.
· A sombre work from a seasoned entertainer clearly carrying the weight of the world on his shoulders, ‘First Of Dismay’ is being issued in answer to many who have applauded for “More! More!”
· Specially-chosen stand-up comedy recordings from Neil’s
recent appearances at coveted nightclubs in London, Savannah and Los Angeles are interspersed with musical cries for help as Neil emotes with the purely professional panache of the Too Good For Neil Hamburger Band in support.
· Song highlights include ‘Endless Roll’, a disco complaint
letter aimed at Kirkland Signature trash bags (featuring
guest spots from members of The Germs and Jefferson
Starship) and ‘Nickel Candy’ - societal decline set to music.
Although Neil was strongly advised against the risk of
merging side-splitting comedy segments with melancholy
musical numbers, the exciting potpourri that resulted has
enhanced his sparkle into a veritable milky way of
· ‘First Of Dismay’ effectively captures the excitement of the popular comedian’s nightclub presentation, featuring
ruminations on history and the bible that, besides provoking laughter, will also be educational for the whole family.
· Neil’s 10th full-length album is his first since 2012’s muchloved ‘Live At Third Man Records’.
· The release of ‘First Of Dismay’ is backed by a 17-show UK
tour this Summer.
1. Heckler Mumbler
2. Your Town USA
3. He Refused
4. Endless Roll
5. He Spoke
6. Mama Tried
7. It's in You
8. Nickel Candy
9. Mark 5:19
10. Overhurt and Underloved
11. Empty Vodka Bottles