Neil Hamburger First Of Dismay on LP
Drag City invites you to celebrate Dismay Day with America's hardest working funnyman in show business, Neil Hamburger! A somber 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 fans who have asked for more from the wisecracking comedian.
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 entertainment!