September 16th marks the release of a new album by the late George Carlin titled I Kinda Like It When A Lotta People Die, scheduled to be released on CD, digital and vinyl.
What's special about the new album, apart from it being a posthumous release of rare material, is that it includes some of Carlin's darkest routines ever about mass fatalities, recorded on September 10th 2001, just one day before 9/11 happened. Carlin later removed the sensitive material for obvious reasons and even renamed the whole thing, as I Kinda Like It When A Lotta People Die was initially going to be the title of his then record and HBO special which was finally given the title Complaints And Grievances, nominated for a Best Spoken Word Comedy Album at the Grammies in 2003.
On this never before heard bit George Carlin jokes about natural disaster like it's common entertainment and "prays" for an asteroid the size of Minnesota...
I Kinda Like It When A Lotta People Die will also feature some other rare Carlin goodies like a 1957 home recording of his and interviews with Jerry Hamza, Carlin's longtime manager and best friend, and Rocco Urbisci, director of ten Carlin comedy specials.