The SubGenius Hour of Slack Podcast
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Hour of Slack #1567 - Lonesome Cowboy Dave In Hell

We're busy packing to move the Bulldada Time Control Labs back to Cleveland Bluffs for the summer, so it's (still) rerun time. Luckily, this particular rerun is one of the best of the 1990s ESO/SubGenius live radio collaborations, from ESO Swamp Radio on WCSB Cleveland. Chas Smith still had his life, and his original band, and you hear them playing along musically with wherever Stang and Lonesome Cowboy Dave go -- which was primarily to Hell and back. It is a torturous route, but it has a happy ending: Dave saves the world, and Chas covers a Residents classic.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1567.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:23pm EDT

Hour of Slack #1566 - Stang Ranch Special

Our first show recorded and mixed at the Dokstok Mountain studios in the 9th MegaFisTemple Lodge at Stang Ranch, Stangsville, Stang County, Texas. In fact, all of this show except for the credits -- and the music -- was recorded outdoors. The music is all new: a fresh and topical "Bob" hymn by Dr. Morgan Gutentag, two truly horrifying cover songs by The Rudy Schwartz Project (from the new CD "Sunshine Supershits"), two from Rev. Jimmy Ryan and a wild instrumental by The Psycho Skeletons. The ranch location recordings feature fossil discoveries, bone wars, and the debuts of the Stang Ranch Goats and the StangDoe grandchildren.

Stang Ranch drone video #

Stang Ranch and environs "normal" photos

Stang Ranch panorama shots

Dreamscoped

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1566.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:37pm EDT

Hour of Slack #1565 - Live Time Control Show ( from 2006)

A cosmic and lively live show from late 2006, with Lonesome Cowboy Dave in the WCSB studio with StangDoe and a movie score (THE TIME MACHINE). The convoluted discussion involves speculation on identity, time travel, and the nature of belief and religion. HEAVY STUFF! Lots of collages by LeMur and Rev. Norel Pref. Hopefully this will be the last of the old reruns; next up is a new show produced entirely outdoors at Stang Ranch.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1565.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:57pm EDT

Hour of Slack #1564 - OTE/HoS/PuzEv Combo Pt. 3

Part 3 of an epic live show recorded on Jan. 5, 2007 at the KPFA studios in Berkeley, with Over the Edge host Izzy Izzint of Negativland (the late Don Joyce) and Puzzling Evidence host Doug Wellman. SubGenius Doktors participating included Dr. Hal, Puzzling Evidence, Dr. Philo Drummond, Rev. Ivan Stang, Rev. John Shirley, Dr. Gary G'broagfran, Michael Peppe, Princess Wei R Doe, Rev. Kaosmic Bobcat Drummond, Rev. Phineas Narco, K-ROB, somebody named Walter, the Ubergoober Booby Baby, and Bishop Joey from the First Church of the Last Laugh. Opening and closing title bumpers are by Fernandinande LeMur.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1564.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:16pm EDT

Hour of Slack #1563 - Part 2 - Over The Edge/HoS/PuzEv Combo

This is part 2 of a 5 hour epic live show we recorded on Jan. 5, 2007 at the KPFA studios in Berkeley, with Over the Edge host Izzy Izzint of Negativland (the late Don Joyce) and Puzzling Evidence host Doug Wellman. SubGenius Doktors participating included Dr. Hal, Puzzling Evidence, Dr. Philo Drummond, Rev. Ivan Stang, Rev. John Shirley, Dr. Gary G'broagfran, Michael Peppe, Princess Wei R Doe, Rev. Kaosmic Bobcat Drummond, Rev. Phineas Narco, K-ROB, somebody named Walter, the Ubergoober Booby Baby, and, Bishop Joey from the First Church of the Last Laugh. Opening and closing title bumpers are by Fernandinande LeMur. Background music in the credits is from the album by The Amino Acids: "HUMANITY WILL FALL LIKE PINS"

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1563.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:16pm EDT

Hour of Slack #1562 - 2007 Over The Edge/HoS/PuzEv Combo Pt. 1

This is part 1 of a 5 hour epic live show we recorded on Jan. 5, 2007 at the KPFA studios in Berkeley, with Over the Edge host Izzy Izzint of Negativland (the late Don Joyce) and Puzzling Evidence host Doug Wellman. SubGenius Doktors participating included Dr. Hal, Puzzling Evidence, Dr. Philo Drummond, Rev. Ivan Stang, Rev. John Shirley, Dr. Gary G'broagfran, Michael Peppe, Princess Wei R Doe, Rev. Kaosmic Bobcat Drummond, Rev. Phineas Narco, K-ROB, somebody named Walter, the Ubergoober Booby Baby, and, Bishop Joey from the First Church of the Last Laugh. Opening and closing title bumpers are by Fernandinande LeMur. Background music in the credits is from the album by The Amino Acids: "HUMANITY WILL FALL LIKE PINS"

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1562.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:19pm EDT

Hour of Slack #1561 - 1982 - Women Take Over Church

Did you know that in the early 1980s, The Church of the SubGenius was taken over by women? It was not a peaceful usurpation of power, but involved blackmail, bloodshed, and "Bob." This is a heavily edited report on the Second World SubCon, held Sept 9 1982 weekend in Chicago at the Radisson Hotel. Puxzzling Evidence provided live radio commentary over Stang's live recordings. Everything was recorded on cassettes. The founding Doktors were young and savage then and their wives were even worse. The early Doktors on the ancient crumbling tape include Dr. Philo Drummond, Rev. Ivan Stang, Puzzling Evidence, Dr. G. Gordon Gordon, Rev. Bleepo Abernathy, Bob Nelson, Glassmadness, Pope Sternodox, Snavely Eklund, Janor Hypercleats, Doktors 4 Wotan, Drs. 4 "Bob," Pope Michael Flores, and ALL OUR WIVES at that time (someone else, Autumn G. Gordon, Dottie Keckhaver, Pam Smith, Faye Hansen). Former Rev. Buck Naked is also heard. These were the days when The Bleeding Head of Arnold Palmer Launchers Society held sway over much of the Church -- little did we realize it could all be subverted by a feminist conspiracy within the Hierarchy itself! For as you shall hear, at one point The Bleeding Head Itself was endangered!

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1561.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:02am EDT

Hour of Slack #1560 - Infectious Radio

The song "Overtime"" by The Fantastic Plastics opens the show. The rest is a collection of clips from Dr. Sinister's Radio Synaesthesia on WCSB Cleveland, recorded during January and February. Caller Stang (sounding croaky with a cold, calling from Stang Ranch in Texas) introduces his political theories regarding the Loudly Complaining Party versus the "prattling Prabobs of positivity" and answers questions about Ted Cruz. Lonesome Cowboy Dave explains Demonic Pneumonics. A number of suggestions are advanced as to which Hollywood star should play Dr. Sinister. The new movement of Stupid Pride is discussed but then The Management calls in and informs Dr. Sinister that there will be big changes in his show. In other segments, Stang declares War on Warren and everything else. Glue sniffing and cliff-jumping as teenage rebellion fads are discussed, as are the sad vain attempts by so many SubGenius teens to get laid by trying to seem normal.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1560.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:56pm EDT

Hour of Slack #1559 - Pufferdome Devival 2015

Rev. Phineas Narco's new song "Unelectable" starts the show. The rest was recorded last July at the Starwood Festival during a special Friday midnight show in The Pufferdome. The Pufferdome is a huge inflated half-dome that holds a whole band and audience, with 360 degree video projections by Waking Dream, although in this case Waking Dream was projecting Rev. Stang's psychedelic SubGenius videos. We had to filter the audio recording a lot due to noise from the blowers that keep the Pufferdome puffed, but it doesn't sound any weirder than it sounded in real life. The music at the end is the song "Planet X or Bust" by The El Queso All Stars. Rant subjects include: the quotes on "Bob" Dobbs. NSA hawk-drones and Facebook job privacy. Phones that talk back. Occult 102 graduation. Rosicrucian history. Cannibal rednecks and the Self-Terrifying Whites of Dumbassica. Let "Bob" smoke you. Sci fi vs. religion vs. history and science. Slack and the Con. Luck vs. smarts. Don't envy the rich. SubGenius kooks. Satanists at Starwood -- all one of them. Our heroes.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1559.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:45pm EDT

Hour of Slack #1558 - Stang's Main Stage Sermon at Starwood 2015

This episode is entirely composed of Rev. Ivan Stang's rant at the Starwood Festival of 2015. This internet version contains a section of the show that broadcast radio listeners won't hear: four RAUNCHY songs performed by the duo of Princess Wei and her mom WeiMawMaw, who is 87. The four songs that those two gals did were SO FILTHY DIRTY that it would definitely be considered offensive by FCC community standards. Starwood is held at Wisteria in southern Ohio the week after our X-Day Drills (see starwoodfestival.com or look at the SubGenius events page on subgenius.com. Related to Starwood, the Winterstar Ball is happening on Feb. 28 in Cleveland at The Beachland Ballroom, with Rev. Baby Bear doing the SubGenius preaching. 

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1558.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:38pm EDT