Album of the Day
Louder Than Hell
Sam Kinison had been following in his father's footsteps as a Pentecostal preacher up to his mid-20s when he saw the light and turned to stand-up comedy. There's plenty of fire and brimstone in his debut album, LOUDER THAN HELL, directed at marriage (“Relationships”), religion (“Jesus,” “Devil”), current affairs (“World Hunger”) and much more. Including material from Kinison's breakthrough HBO specials, the 1986 Warner Bros. collection is a brilliant mix of the hilarious and the profane (its “explicit lyrics” label is well-deserved) punctuated by the high-volume tirades that made Sam legendary. We all need a good laugh these days, so on this April Fool's Day, let's give LOUDER THAN HELL another spin.