back in stock as of
december 1st, 2011
first in stock on
august 25th, 2008
|drag city (usa) #dc 153 lp|
neil hamburger “inside neil hamburger” twelve inch single record
- interview snippet (0:16)
- international funnyman (6:30)
- inspirational speaker (0:37)
- why did the cow feel inadequate? (6:31)
|drag city press release...|
|in late 1999, the combination of an unfair court decision regarding alimony payments and an intrusive and inaccurate irs audit forced america’s beloved funnyman neil hamburger to seek temporary refuge in the overseas market. most of this time has been spent working the english-speaking crowds of australia, where he has been holed up awaiting a fair judgment in the us courts. the australian punk band frenzal rhomb, consistent gold-record earners in their home country, used their considerable local clout to repeatedly foist neil and his patented "zipper shtick" onto large bills, the likes of which he had only dreamed about previously.|
neil performed before mobs of 20,000-30,000 at large australian outdoor rock festivals such as livid, the big day out, homebake, and the falls, warming up the crowd for acts such as garbage, the offspring, and silverchair. of course, as he was basically an unwelcome intruder at these "alternative rock" youth-oriented events, a barrage of boos, shoes, bottles, and rocks accompanied his every punchline... and it wasn’t long before "the jig was up" and he was bounced back down to size with a series of much, much smaller bookings, from which the recordings on this new ep emanate.
with this cd, recorded in australia, and neil’s previous effort, recorded in malaysia, one could argue strongly that neil hamburger is now the "world’s funnyman". but, as neil realized recently while watching one of his favorite films on television, "there’s no place like home," and those of us who love to laugh have banded together to extradite neil to the usa so that he may undertake an extensive tour in september, 2000.
in the meantime, we hope you will enjoy “inside neil hamburger,” where fans will be delighted to find that once again, the laughs are on neil.