While we all long to feel the warmth and sunshine imminently approaching, nothing can mask the realism that Neil Hamburger brings to his "classic" "comedy" routines or to the songs to which he has become increasingly devoted to singing in recenty years. Dark times call for dark records, and that's why like it or not, this summer is when we'll be releasing First of Dismay - what were we supposed to do, wait until Christmas to bum everyone out with this? For the Hamburger fans still around, mark July 22nd on your wall-calendar. No, it's not the day you go into hospice! That's when the anxiously anticipated new album from Neil Hamburger, First of Dismay, drops! 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 the 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. 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. Be sure not to forget that date, because First of Dismay comes but once this year - July 22nd!
FIRST OF DISMAY COMES IN LATE JULY THIS YEAR, THANKS TO NEIL HAMBURGER
posted May 14th, 2014
Artists in this story: Neil Hamburger