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Hour of Slack #1545 - Sacred SubGenius Media Barrage #1, from 1981

Before The Hour of Slack began airing in 1985, we produced thirteen 90-minute albums on cassette tape called Media Barrages. Some of those later became CDs, but not the first one. Tonight we're excerpting Media Barrage #1, edited in 1981, when there were but a few dozen self-declared SubGeniuses on the whole planet. Only about eight or nine of them were on this ancient tape: Rev. Stang, Dr. Philo Drummond, Puzzling Evidence, LIES, Glassmadness, Pope Sternodox, Dr. Snavely Eklund, Hellswami Satellite Weavers, Janor Hypercleats, and the late Dr. X. In other words, this was our very first official SubGenius album, made 35 years ago, when the only known Doktor-Subs were in Dallas, Berkeley and Little Rock. Some clips are from the very first appearances of Ivan and Philo on local Dallas talk radio, in early 1980. Church slogans, one-liners and concepts that had gotten old for some of us -- stuff that we now make fun of Bobbies for repeating -- miraculously sound fresh again, when heard being said FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME!

The old TEXT LOGS of these ancient Media Barrages, scanned from the crumbling Xeroxes, can now once again be seen! 

SIDE ONE of Media Barrage 1:



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Hour of Slack #1544 - LNI TORTURE Special

We were called away suddenly on family business, and our live WCSB show was by necessity a pledge drive last weekend, so for the other stations we're re-running a choice "Bob's" Slack Time Funhouse show from WREK-Atlanta by THE LYMPH NODE INSTITUTE -- specifically their 2006 episode on the theme of TORTURE. Unlike Hour of Slack, they use not only scripts (!) but music by bands who have actual commercial CDs in stores and contracts with Conspiracy music industry companies! In this episode there is also a lot of prime Negativland.

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Hour of Slack #1543 - Philo and Hal, Gorillas and Demons at X-Day

It's like the hideous mutated offspring of The Hour of Slack force-mated with The Puzzling Evidence Show! Dr. Philo Drummond, Overman First Degree, and the famous Dr. Hal of Ask Dr. Hal were both at Wisteria for 18X-Day Drill, and this was the very last of the live radio shows recorded at Caffeina's Café in 2015. You can see an extremely detailed log of the subjects covered -- plus the timestamps of all the cusswords! -- at the Hour of Slack page on (click on any show title). Suffice it to say that everything both cool and uncool, holy and unholy, is covered. And uncovered.

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Hour of Slack #1542 - The Trumpinator

We took a break from taking a break, and had big fun doing a good old-fashioned live show with Lonesome Cowboy Dave. First there's a fine mess of new collages by Rev. Christian Blatter, a Minute of Slack (Baby Stang in 1984), and some music by Rural War Room. Also, Stang runs an amusing little experiment to see what happens when one replaces the word "fuck" with the word "trump" in many types of sentences. As for the live part, we had so much fun that we don't rightly recall what-all we said! You'll have to tell us. All we know is, it was definitely fun. There may have been something about politics. There was definitely something about "Bob" Dobbs and the Church of the SubGenius.

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Hour of Slack #1541 - Deconstruction of Rock Band Interpersonal Dynamics

DON'T LISTEN TO THIS! It could harm your sensibilities. Seriously. We worked like the very dickens editing this material to make it palatable, but we still have mixed feelings about this particular episode. From the introduction: "... this won't be a typical episode. The first song you'll hear, by Andrew the Impaled, is a regular type of song, but after that we'll be hearing excerpts from other SubGenius bands, all recorded live at 18X-Day, but all involving much rock band member PATTER that is, if not of a completely sarcastic and satirical nature, actually very sincerely dumb and horrible. It is an exploration of what we call "doktor music" -- not always easy on the ears, but always REVEALING of the sheer vanity inherent in any performing band. We'll hear arguments between members of Drs. For Wotan, and 6 Fisted Tails of Connie, with some actual music included; we'll even hear Rev. Angry Larry of The Amino Acids teach the band The Coming of the Giant Germs his trick for remembering chords for rock songs by spelling out WORDS with the letters representing each note. (You'll HATE the tune we call "BGB DGBB!") Finally, and perhaps climactically, we'll hear some off the cuff improvisational parodies whipped out BETWEEN bands by our M.C., Priestess Pisces."

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((PLEASE NOTE: They DON'T sound ANYTHING like this particular show!))

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Hour of Slack #1540 - Ask Dr. Hal at 18X-Day with Philo Drummond

"What toothpaste does the one dentist out of ten recommend?" "Why is Dr. Kleiner always thinking about sex and reproduction?" "What was the first recorded case of butthurt?" "What question has any meaning when X-Day is only two days away?" "What is the best key for doktorbands?" "Which aliens will we meet, from nicest to meanest?" "Will sex with one's sister continue the mutant race?" "Why do they call them 'hot dogs'?" "Which extraterrestrial beings are the Xists?" "What pheromone attracts Yetis?" "Okay, what the fuck are we doing?" You'll be surprised at Dr. Hal's answers, we promise. Other subjects that came up include the Confederate battle flag, MySpace vs. Facebook, the secrets of Jesus and Judge Punch, rain, and new SubGenius babies. At the beginning of the show, Philo and Hal stall well while waiting for Stang to emerge from the Portable Sweat Lodge. During the course of the show Dr. Hal recites three poems, including a Walt Whitman. Thanks to Dr. Hal, this episode will probably increase your intelligence -- but not so much as to disqualify you from the Church of the SubGenius.

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Photos from 18X-Day and Starwood 

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Hour of Slack #1539.5_XXX - 18X-Day For Hard-Core Subs Only

We do not recommend using this second not-for-broadcast X-Day special as a recruitment tool for potential new SubGenius cultists, not because of the cussing, of which there is actually not that much, but because it is very atypical. The first half has all the "good" stuff and the second half has all the, er, challenging "doktor" material, which is heavy on the inside jokes and in some places of borderline acceptable audio quality. You might say this is a "You Had to Have Been There" episode for people who were there or who THINK they would have WANTED to be there. Rants by Rev. Faux, Sexmortus and Pisces; songs by Rev. Andrew Genus and St. Andrew the Impaled; a "comedy skit" by Rev. Susie the Floozie and Rev. Stang; and a bunch of screaming over live jam tunes by 6 Fisted Tails of Connie. Some sample song titles: "Sand In His Vagina," "Anal Fissure Tissue," "The Queer in You," "Hard Metal Dick Core," "Jack Off for "Bob"." Dedicated to the whole amazing fuck peas concept, let there be no doubt of it.

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Hour of Slack #1539 - 18X-Day Autopsy #3 - rantjams

Listening to this episode is exactly like being at an X-Day Drill! Therefore you're going to need suntan lotion, bug spray, ear protectors, a snakebite kit, and bear repellent before you push PLAY. Starring The Neanderthal Man (1953)! -- along with rants and/or music in praise and/or hatred of "Bob" Dobbs and the Church of the SubGenius. Music includes new ACTUAL SONGS by St. Andrew the Impaled, Rev. Andrew Genus, The Giant Germs and Six Fisted Tails of Connie, as well as some hellishly fevered jamming with rant-overs by DJ Gravity and Rev. Fidd Chewley. Dr. Hal does T. S. Eliot, Drs. 4 Wotan Reunited does "Louie Louie" and "Would You Tell Me If My Face Was On Fire?" Rev. Grill Ninja delivers a sobering but not sober rant; Pisces manufactures lyrics on the fly while Rev. Angry Larry, Bishop Stick, "Suds," Rev. Rock God, Rev. Hazel of the Windmills, and a whole gang of other idiots manufacture drivin' jazzdada jams alongside. There's even a Bowie cover at the end!

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Hour of Slack #1538 - Special Guest Philo Drummond @ X-Day

"My destiny was to be like Igor, throwing rocks down on people and leading monsters around." Philo Drummond, Ivan Stang, and Dr. Hal rant together, recorded at 18X-Day in one fell take on Friday, July 3, "2015." It's like a glimpse backstage inside the uncircumcised minds of the uncircumscribed SubGenius forefathers and their foreskins circa 1983. Oddly, these mighty forefathers probably sound more like nerds than gods, but hey. We didn't call it Church of the Genius, now did we? As always, see the radio area - - for extremely detailed logs of each show's content, ulterior links, alternate high-resolution formats, subscription information, syndication, and the other fine SubGenius radio programs like Puzzling Evidence, Ask Dr. Hal, "Bob's" Slack Time Funhouse (Rev. Susie the Floozie), National Cynical, and more. Plus: etc.!

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Hour of Slack #1537.5 XXX - 18X-Day Internet-Only Special

The X-Rated Internet-Only shows are always the best. They're certainly the easiest to censor, anyway. And if they're way longer than one hour, SO WHAT? This one has many of our very favorite moments from 18X-Day. NOT SAFE FOR TWERPS! Starts with Rachel Weirdagain's X-Day song, some Kaosmic BobKat tomfuckery, a throat-ripping rant by Pisces about ADVERTISING, TWO count 'em TWO more filthy old timey songs by Wei and WeiMawMaw, ""Bob" Is All Up In You" rant-jam with DJ Gravity & the Fuck Peas Band. Then: Andrew the Impaled's new song, "Fuck It," Pisces on pooping and fuckery, Lord Angry Larry's new dance craze tune "Do the Hairball," Pisces and the jammers jamming it up the Con's ass, some trivia about The Shitty Beatles ("Bob's" early Wotan band with Ronald Reagan), a comparison between the new live version of Drs. 4 Wotan's "Split the Anus of a Moonie Now" and the 1980 original, more Kaosmic fuksinging, and finally Exmortus crooning "Kill the Pinks" and the Baby Bear/Pisces Audience Hate Song. You'll "lak ta shit!"

Photos from 18X-Day and Starwood

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