The SubGenius Hour of Slack Podcast
The Church of the SubGenius Weekly Radio Ministry

THIS IS THE BROADCAST-READY, RADIO-SAFE VERSION

Because most of the stations that run our show are programming their stations remotely, we provide them this MP3 because it's easier than having to deal with the potentially virus-laden CDs we might normally mail them. The Broadcast version is always under one hour, sometimes much shorter than the Internet version.

THIS EPISODE: Half brand new and topical, half old as Hell and possibly as old as dirt -- and ALL KILLER! Stang's "Local Captain Trumps Report" culminates in some SICK (sic) versions of classic SubGenius slogans and "Bob" lines. This followed by 24 minutes of some of the best old-time Church Media Barrage, mixed with some Stang rants and "news" from around 1987 -- including a reading of a GREAT Paul Mavrides short story called "World Without Slack" starring Jesus Christ and Jim Jones on a Battle Saucer on X-Day. Uncut version of audio clips used in ARISE! And part of the Mister Science Lecture Series regarding the elementary particle, the Mutron. At the end is one of the weirdest Rudy Schwartz Projects tunes EVER, but just before the end, we play Bob Dylan's first song in eight years, the 17-minute epic "Murder Most Foul" -- which might make you bawl your eyes out IF you are 66 years old and grew up in Dallas. And had Puzzling Evidence for a buddy.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1772pg.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:01pm CDT

Half brand new and topical, half old as Hell and possibly as old as dirt -- and ALL KILLER!Stang's "Local Captain Trumps Report" culminates in some SICK (sic) versions of classic SubGenius slogans and "Bob" lines. This followed by 24 minutes of some of the best old-time Church Media Barrage, mixed with some Stang rants and "news" from around 1987 -- including a reading of a GREAT Paul Mavrides short story called "World Without Slack" starring Jesus Christ and Jim Jones on a Battle Saucer on X-Day. Uncut version of audio clips used in ARISE! And part of the Mister Science Lecture Series regarding the elementary particle, the Mutron. At the end is one of the weirdest Rudy Schwartz Projects tunes EVER, but just before the end, we play Bob Dylan's first song in eight years, the 17-minute epic "Murder Most Foul" -- which might make you bawl your eyes out IF you are 66 years old and grew up in Dallas. And had Puzzling Evidence for a buddy.

CATALOGS: http://www.subgenius.com/scatalog/mediashack.html

 

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1772.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:26pm CDT

THIS IS THE RADIO-SAFE "CLEAN" VERSION

Finally a fresh show after many reruns! Stang performs and Onan rant, Onan performs a Stang rant, Stang performs a Viral Stupidity rant, and we are treated to Stang's 1987 address to students at his old high school, in which he was so blunt about the Elephant Not in the Room that the student who invited him was almost expelled for it! Also: spooky new songs by Cult of Zir, The Rudy Schwartz Project, Psycho Skeletons, and, some really classic old-timey Puzzling Evidence.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1771pg.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:57pm CDT

Finally a fresh show after many reruns! Stang performs and Onan rant, Onan performs a Stang rant, Stang performs a Viral Stupidity rant, and we are treated to Stang's 1987 address to students at his old high school, in which he was so blunt about the Elephant Not in the Room that the student who invited him was almost expelled for it! Also: spooky new songs by Cult of Zir, The Rudy Schwartz Project, Psycho Skeletons, and, some really classic old-timey Puzzling Evidence.

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1771.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:23pm CDT

This might cheer you up. It is Rev. Susie the Floozie's astounding DISEASE Special, "Bob's" Slacktime Funhouse Episode #720, a gigantic collage about anthrax and other wonders of bio-warfare, originally broadcast on WREK in Atlanta in 2008. The world is about to end, and when that happens we at Hour of Slack take the Path of Least Resistance -- which in this case is to rerun this great Floozian mastresspiece. 

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1770.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:53pm CDT

This MIGHT be the greatest Hour of Slack episode of all time -- and it was a lost episode until this week! It's our sixty-ninth episode, from late 1986, and it was a kind of a "best of" collection of some of the best stuff that many SubGeniuses recorded up until then. Includes songs, rants, and collages by Slackmaster Cleve, Byron Werner, Rev. Bleepo Abernathy, Puzzling Evidence, Dr. Hal, Rev. Ivan Stang, Doug #3, Gary G'Broagfran, Sister Krys (her sermon on "The 'Feminist' Conspiracy!"), The Firesign Theater, Ken Nordine, Oingo Boingo, G. Gordon Gordon, and the great Doktorz 4 "Bob"! Thanks to Rev. Rasfeld for recording this off the air when it first aired in Dallas, and somehow keeping the recording for 34 years!

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1769.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:34pm CDT

Rerun of #468 -- exactly 1,300 shows ago! About half is a reproduction of the first part of a 1990s Negtivland double CD, "Time Zones Exchange Project." (We suspect it's mostly a special Over the Edge show from KPFA in Berkeley by the late great Don Joyce.) In between, Stang does quite a bit of ranting about the (newly-invented) Internet and the place of The Church of the SubGenius in it. There's also a pretty good string of Young Stang's rather forceful and colorful answers to audience questions at a Starwood Festival of those olden days. This is the first of the masterpieces we'll be re-running occasionally, copied from the original Hour of Slack cassette tape masters of the 1980s and 1990s... now that we have all those master tapes in one place (the new climate-controlled, very expensive DobbShed on Stang Ranch in Texas), and have added a cassette player back into Tarzan's Secret Radio Station for the first time since about 2010.

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1768.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:08pm CDT

Soothing and jarring music from many Doktors bracket two new rants (by Rev. Absent (read by Stang) and Rev. Watt deFalk, and a half hour of onstage radio Slack from 22X-Day Drill featuring Dr. Hal, Rev. Angry Larry and Rev. Ivan Stang... on July 5, after another disappointing failure of the world to end. The Spouters activate a toy robot that turned out to be dangerous, sing the praises of Rev. Susie the Floozie, Creationism vs. Destructionism, and the slogans and aphorisms of "Bob" that can put you in the hospital. Also addressed are Stang's allergies to things like ghosts and aliens, and Rev, Angry Larry's anger.

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1767.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:50pm CDT

We start with Part 2 of Rev. Xister's rather sober collage "Ship of State." Uncle Onan Canobite presents two Cautionary Tales of the SubGenius (from 21X-Day), and we get a brand new somewhat sardonic song from Bob Walkenhorst from his new Patreon outlet (just a tease, as it's a subscription and you haven't subscribed yet). There's also a new RSP instrumental and a pretty old prank call from "Melba" to Bob Larson's Christian-cartoon talk show. At Tarzan's Radio Station, StangDoe tell Lonesome Cowboy Dave of some new mind control apps just to scare him. By the way, he had a car wreck last week, and never actually did have a horse, and could use help, so please check his fundraiser page if you have ANY spare change!

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1766.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:37pm CDT

This episode (rerun of #1341, from 2011) is all one fantastic old-school media barrage by the hard-working and very talented Rev. Xister, previously heard weekly on a fellow SubGenius show, The Ministry of Slack. It’s a collage about The Conspiracy, using what would be to him older movies and music, and harkens back to the carefully-arranged media barrages that we used to splice together on reel-to-reel tape back in the 1980s before Hour of Slack was born. “Bob” and SubGenius are not mentioned at all, but it is PURE SubGenius. It’s 90 minutes long too, so this is only Part One of SHIP OF STATE by Rev. Xister.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1765.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:15pm CDT

This is the first episode in about 20 years to use what we might call "Famous Commercial Bands Signed to Major Labels" instead of new original work by relative unknowns and unknown relatives. It's basically Rev. Stang's favorite rock songs about religion, philosophy, and everything from his high school and early college years, ~1968 to 1975 or so... songs by well-known bands that nonetheless weren't widely heard on rock hit radio, because, well, obvious reasons: the touchy subject matter. And, nightmarishly, these old timey ditties are possibly MORE relevant today than they were even then. A horrifying thought! Still, this particular episode, in ways that no previous episodes ever has, ROX, MAN!! IT FUKKIN ROX DUDE! The original title of this episode was "You Should Probably Frop for This One." Don't worry, kids, we probably won't do it again. But we bet that Boomerian Subs on their veritable deathbeds may well be brought back to rampaging life by this collection.

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CATALOGS

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1764.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:05pm CDT

Friends, some of you may have heard Rev. Stang whining and griping about how this dang show is taking too dang much time from BOOKS we'd like to be publishing, and that we might have to streamline some things, or use more reruns. Well, this one is streamlined -- that is, an uncut 45 minutes with Lonesome Cowboy Dave on the phone, followed by a Psycho Skeletons instrumental. But it STARTS with a ten minute orchestral suite by The Rudy Schwartz Project called "Demonstration of the Peach and the Brush." There is some sort of talk about viruses both new and ancient, and melting permafrost, and the 144,000 who will be saved, and J. R. "Bob" Dobbs, and the "marijuana" of the 2020s which is self-righteous indignation, and Alfred E. Numa-Numa, preacher vs. preacher, all the ways that the Boomers fucked up, the haircuts that held us all back... and God's love of Stang's "War on God" rant.

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1763.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:42pm CDT

Poor beat-up old Rev. Stang has to undergo the gauntlet of the Failed Rupture every July 5, at 7 am, as the gathered SubGeniuses at whatever campground wait to see him, with the help of Rev. Susie the Floozie, Dr. Hal, Dr. Drummond, Princess Wei, et al, etc., pull some new kind of rabbit out of that same old hat. Stang always does, and this particular rabbit is the most pathetically raggedy, crippled and aged rabbit yet. Good thing there was plenty of 'Frop! The edited location recording lasts about 20 minutes and is relieved by "Pillow Princess," a truly impressive and inspiring new X-Day hymn, in (no kidding) George Clinton/Jimi Hendrix style, by Rev. Neil B. Forme and The Mixolydian Illiteratti Experience. The episode closes with a very, very strange and oddly laid back performance by Dr. Hal, Dr. Drummond and the mysterious Reverend "X" from the fourth or fifth hour of onstage Show recording on July 2.

P.S.: This month is the 40th anniversary of the public outreach of The Church of the SubGenius, which started with the publication of SubGenius Pamphlet #1 on January 2, "1980."

P.S.S. Stang really did lose the secret red tickets and then find them again. That part was real. That and the simulated sex.

23X-Day 2020 Details

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1762.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:19pm CDT

It was July 4 at 22X-Day Drill, and by the fourth hour of live blabbershow, Dr. Drummond and even Dr. Hal had pooped out -- but Rev. Ivan Stang and Princess Wei had returned, re-energized. This thus sounds very much like a Stang Ranch or Cleveland show with Dave calling in, except that instead of Dave on the phone we had on stage our erstwhile Cleveland Heights neighbor, IDRMRSR, aka Mister Sister, one of the few official Church conservatives. He had been tippling a bit. (We managed to slide a little Lonesome Cowboy in the mix too.) Also represented are Rev. Watt deFalk, and music by Rev. Angry Larry with mystery accompanist X recorded live at 22X-Day Drill -- complete with loud boorish drunks talking over it. Also: The Rudy Schwartz Project; The Skeletons (Psycho); and Dewey Cox (two songs from "Walk Hard"). LeMur's cutting-up spices everything, and Mr. F. LeMur is actually discussed as a person by the only one of us who has actually met him!

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1761.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:02pm CDT

This episode's title is also the name of the Rudy Schwartz Project instrumental near the beginning, after the LeMur collages. (All collages in this episode are by Mr. F. LeMur.) We get music new and old, respectively, by The Slot Rods and Dr. Onan Canobite, plus a Lonesome Cowboy Dave classic, "The President's on the Phone," from three Presidents ago. The talk parts were mostly recorded on July 4th of the so-called 2019, on location at the cult compound where the X-Day Drill was held. Dr. Hal, Dr. Philo Drummond, and Rev. Ivan Stang, presiding, along with Rev. Lord Angry Larry. A couple of Brother Russell's prank calls to Christian stations (as "Melba") are referenced and included. There is much detailed discussion of the greatest of the worst movies, as well as of Doc Savage and his son Dork.

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1760.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:32am CDT