Mark Petruccelli

Member Since: 8/28/2001
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Squeegee Your Third Eye

Artist Song
Bill Hicks  Your Wrong Night 
Bob Dylan  One More Cup Of Coffee  
Bill Hicks  Hooligans  
The Clash  I'm So Bored with the U.S.A.  
Bill Hicks  We Live In A World...  
The Rolling Stones  Under My Thumb  
Bill Hicks  Pussywhipped Satan  
Lyle Lovett  Lonely In Love  
Bill Hicks  Drugs Have Done Good Things  
The Beatles  Yellow Submarine  
Bill Hicks  Time To Evolve  
Neil Young  Comes A Time  
Bill Hicks  Artistic Roll Call  
Tom Waits  Step Right Up  
Bill Hicks  Clam Lappers & Sonic The Hedgehog 
Bill Hicks  Beezlebozo  
Warren Zevon  Genius  
Bill Hicks  Confessions Time (Cops) 
Willie Nelson, Janis Ian  Memphis 
Bill Hicks  Your Children Aren't Special  
Cream  I Feel Free  
Bill Hicks  The Vision  


I've been trying to figure out how to do a Bill Hicks mix for awhile now. Simply burning bits from the four stand-up discs I have of his seemed too boring (Bill even faded music in and out of some of the bits on three of the discs himself). I started putting together a comp of other stand-up and spoken word stuff (and I'll probably go back to that as a seperate project at another time) but it didn't put enough focus on Bill. I finally settled on mixing his stand-up with musicians that were either mentioned in the bits, wrote on subjects in the routines or were artists he and I had discussed.
I had the opportunity to work with Hicks a few times in the early nineties (after he had given up drugs and alcohol and before he found out he had cancer.) He was a couple of months younger than me and was interesting to talk to and an adventure to watch perform. At this point he hadn't really hit yet but was generating a buzz among other comics. He had been famous for self-destructing on stage when he was still drinking and taking his material into some very dark corners. Once he got sober he still could turn on an audience and head into the abyss. It was often brilliant or uncomfortable (or both at once). One of the great things about his CDs is that they weren't afraid to include bits the audience didn't like along with the ones that got screams from the crowd. Once he died there was alot of hero-worship and overstating of his profundity and influence (In my opinion). I had seen him as a talented and idealistic guy who couldn't help bur bare his soul on stage. Bill is definitely not for the squeamish or easily offended (although my mother thought he was hysterical when she saw him live.) Anyway, I like the way this turned out. I think it's an honest representation of what watching Hicks was like and I think the music ties it together pretty well.
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Rob Conroy
Date: 4/27/2006
This looks great. I'd love a copy one of these years (sometime after I actually manage to speak with you on the phone, I'd imagine. ;-) )
Mr. Mirage
Date: 4/27/2006
Bill Hicks was dropped into my consciousness like a clean tab of high powered blotter acid hidden in a Coca-Cola. This man was incredible, even when he wasn't fully "on" he was remarkable. This is a superb cross sampling of his best stand up routines combined with some fine tunes.
Date: 4/27/2006
Yeah, this is excellent.Bill Hicks was one of the best comedians of all time and is sorely missed. It's amazing how well his material still stands up today. I was listening to Relentless just recently and his disection of the first gulf war could just as easily be about the current war. Top Notch.
Date: 4/27/2006
Yeah, you have a good style to this one.
Date: 4/28/2006
Date: 4/30/2006
Soooooooo good. Ouch!
Date: 4/30/2006
Nice stuff, but if there's one song that enters my mind when I think of Hicks it's Metallica's "Enter Sandman", since he walked onto the stage to that song at least three of the times I saw him. No Debbie Gibson "Shake Your Love"? :)
Date: 12/21/2007
Best wishes MP, keep mixing!!!!