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Hour of Slack #1550 - The Eulogy of Pappy

Rev. Ivan Stang's father, "Pappy," boarded the saucers on Nov. 9 at age 88. This Radio Synaesthesia show was recorded at WCSB-Cleveland about two weeks later, with Stang and Princess Wei joining host Dr. Sinister by phone from Stang Ranch in Stangsville, Texas. Lonesome Cowboy Dave also called in. The discussion covers many other things besides the death of the Stang patriarch, but it included a perfect edit-point for Stang to insert the recording of himself reading Pappy's eulogy to the local Stangsville Methodist church -- a eulogy which Pappy wrote himself! When you hear it, you'll clearly understand how Stang got the way he is. (Although if we had any similar Mammy recordings, it would be clear that both parents made Rev. Stang the SubGenius preacher-man he is today.) We also offer a list of SubGenius prescriptions for Seasonal Affective Disorder -- a list that caused some sensitive Internet humans great butthurt. But SubGeniuses understood.

NOTE: Dr. Sinister did not believe that the last movie starring the late Andy Griffith featured the venerable actor and Mayberry sheriff getting a blowjob. It is true and the name of the movie is "Play the Game."

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1550.mp3
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Hour of Slack #1549 - SubGenius Ultimate Xistlessnessmess Mix Rerun

What are the holidays without reruns? Sappy, nostalgia-provoking reruns on TV are what Chistmas is all about, right? This is the hoary old annual traditional Xmas Re-Rerun of #867 (and 921 and 1026, 1077, 1129, 1236, 1338, 1497, etc.), which was itself a condensation of some ancient year's 3-show "Best of Xmas Sickness" compilation, which were themselves the concentrated best-of from 15 years' worth of previous Xmas SubGenius and other Xmas weirdo collections. Includes over 66 separate tracks/songs/bits! And no, not one bit has been changed in all these years. We are on XISTLESSNESSMESS VACATION from Hour of Slack! (But don't worry, Show #1550 is nonetheless already in the can and will be released soon as an antidote to this one.)

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1549.mp3
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Hour of Slack #1548 - Circus Apocalypse and a SubGenius Wedding

We're back to the Radio Synaesthesia show recorded at WCSB Cleveland the night that the 21st X-Day Drill ended: July 5th of what is obviously not really "2015." Host Dr. Sinister had Dr. Hal and Rev. Stang in the studio, and on the phone, Dr. Philo Drummond, Princess Wei 'R.' Doe, and Lonesome Cowboy Dave, all reminiscing about the so-called "19X-Day" that had just happened. Interspersed with the talk show are edited documentary recordings of the specific events, such as the amazing if stomach-turning sideshow acts by Circus Apocalypse (St. Andrew the Impaled and Rev. David Apocalypse). You can see the photos on Climaxing the show, as it might be, is a mostly uncut recording of the truly inspiring SubGenius wedding at X-Day of Rev. Faux and Rev. Aster, with music choices provided by Trademark G of ECC, and with a head launching at the end. It's an excellent example of a legal SubGenius marriage and full of helpful hints for beginning Ministers! One might call this Part Two of episode number 1546. There is a Part 3 to come.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1548.mp3
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Hour of Slack #1547 - A Smorgasbord of Shenanigans

We got a little behind, though some would call it big, so this Hour of Slack is a rerun of 2002's Hour of Slack #825. It's got some great bits from the late Chas Smith's ESO Radio on WCSB, with Chas, Stang and Lonecow Dave off the hook and on the loose. Interspered are some classic bulldada cuts from our ancient album Media Barrage #5. There's ranting by Stang, George Carlin, Hellpope Huey and many nameless crazy Texas preachers, rare music by Walls of Genius (Li'l Fyodor), The Four Letter Words and The El Queso All-Stars, and weird-ass collages that were current back in 2002 and yet still hold true today! For they ring with the Truth of J. R. "Bob" Dobbs and his The Church of the SubGenius. So there.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1547.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:14pm EDT

Hour of Slack #1546x - 18X-Day Instrumental Jams

This Internet-Only special Hour of Slack wasn't sent to the broadcast stations because it's solid instrumental jams from 18X-Day, and SubGenius jam music can be an acquired taste that melts the tongues and ears of the unworthy, or of those with so-called "good" taste. But we figure the musicians themselves, some X-Day attendees, and masochists may want to hear it. There were jams on five nights of the festival, so we had a lot to choose from. None of this music was rehearsed; it's all improvisational jams, some rocking and some jazzing, but all spazzing. It's carefully organized, but not in any order we can explain. There is a sort of general credits-giving at the end by M.C. Priestess Pisces. The one musician who is probably on damn near every track is Rev. Angry Larry, playing the generally most prominent guitar most of the time. Other musicians who were involved most nights include Bishop Stick (mostly on bass), Rev. Rock God (guitar), Rev. Hazel of the Windmills (everything), Rev. Fidd Chewley (on drums a lot), Trademark Gunderson from Evolution Control Committee (custom keyboards), Lord Ferg (bass), Rev. Frodis "Suds" Pshaw (bass, guitar), Dr. Philo U. Drummond (weird machines), Rev. Sinphaltimus Exmortus (throat, drums, guitar), Rev. Shover (bass), Rev 80, Rev. Dildonics, Rev. Aurichio, and DJ Gravity. Note: The MP3 and Ogg Vorbis versions of this paticular show were rendered at a higher resolution than usual, and the show is over an hour, so the file sizes are larger than normal.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1546x.mp3
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Hour of Slack #1546 - 18X-Day - 7 a.m. and The Bobtism

It's back to 18X-Day again for the edited recordings of the horror of 7 am July 5 as well as the happiness of the Bobtism, and some discussion of those events recorded the night of July 5 on Dr. Sinister's show on WCSB Cleveland, Radio Synaesthesia. But we also hear from Father Joe Mama, Mr. F. LeMur, and AVEEE by Rev. Kaosmic "Bob"Cat, as well as Rev. Flamegrape on the very first episode of his new SubGenius show Fugue Segue (on WOZO FM in Knoxville, Tennessee). The star blabberers however are mainly Dr. Philo Drummond, Rev. Stang, Dr. Hal, Dr. Dark, Rev. Susie The Floozie, Princess Wei, and the late Neanderthal Man.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1546.mp3
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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:



Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1545.mp3
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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.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1544.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:56pm EDT

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.

You can now dowload TWO NEW SUBGENIUS ALBUMS and one new REALLY OLD ONE at !

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1543.mp3
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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.

You can now dowload TWO NEW SUBGENIUS ALBUMS and one new REALLY OLD ONE at !

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1542.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:48pm EDT