Western Music And Variety
DVD - $14.00
A document of the final tour performance of comedian Neil Hamburger's foray into Bakersfield-style country and western. Recorded during an invitation-only Fourth of July gala event at Hollywood's famed Radio Recorders Recording Studio, hosted by the infamous radio personality Dr. Demento! The whole thing comes wrapped in an eye-catching package utilizing newspaper advertisements from days gone by.
The film of the Radio Recorders gig, now titled Western Music and Variety, is an accurate, entertaining document of Hamburger's country efforts. In addition to three short sets of the jokes Hamburger built his reputation on, the film features the "live and dirty" versions of many of the songs heard on his popular LP album, as well as a dramatic reading of The Bee Gees' "I Started a Joke." The DVD also includes plenty of bonus material to satisfy the entertainment needs of the financially-devastated consumer, including Steve Moramarco's music videos for the Country Winners album: "Jug Town" and "At Least I Was Paid," as well as a clip of Neil performing his song "Three Piece Chicken Dinner" live on the Chic-A-Go-Go television show; a short film about a Neil Hamburger comedy performance at a cat boarding facility in Burbank, California; a never-before-seen episode of the withdrawn web series All Alone With Neil Hamburger and a slide show documenting "life on the road." The whole thing comes wrapped in an eye-catching package utilizing newspaper advertisements from days gone by.