Mon, 23 November 2015
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: http://www.subgenius.com/SubG_History/GRAPHICS/1981/SubGenius_Tape_Logs/image-html/1981-MediaBarrage_1_Log-a.html
Thu, 12 November 2015
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.
Mon, 2 November 2015
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 subgenius.com (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 http://subgeniusfoundation.bandcamp.com/ !