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

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This is a pretty word-heavy episode, with NEW, very old, rare material from The Firesign Theatre, along with some old timey ESO Swamp Radio from the year 2001 — very directly Firesign inspired. We continue with samples of the soundtrack of Sandy K. Boone's movie, JR BOB DOBBS AND THE CHURCH OF THE SUBGENIUS. Dr. G. Gordon Gordon’s extremely rare “It's Not Just The” # 2 has been unearthed, too! At the end: “Purple Haze” cover by The Psycho Skeletons. The old/new Firesign recordings come from firesigntheatre.com, where may be found many new and old albums such as DOPE HUMOR OF THE SEVENTIES. There would probably not be any kind of SubGenius radio or possibly even Church outreach, without The Firesign Theatre. 

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1811pg.mp3
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This is a pretty word-heavy episode, with NEW, very old, rare material from The Firesign Theatre, along with some old timey ESO Swamp Radio from the year 2001 — very directly Firesign inspired. We continue with samples of the soundtrack of Sandy K. Boone's movie, JR BOB DOBBS AND THE CHURCH OF THE SUBGENIUS. Dr. G. Gordon Gordon’s extremely rare “It's Not Just The” # 2 has been unearthed, too! At the end: “Purple Haze” cover by The Psycho Skeletons. The old/new Firesign recordings come from firesigntheatre.com, where may be found many new and old albums such as DOPE HUMOR OF THE SEVENTIES. There would probably not be any kind of SubGenius radio or possibly even Church outreach, without The Firesign Theatre. 

http://subgenius.com

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1811.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:04am CST

(CLEAN FOR RADIO) This one gets REALLY WEIRD. It's a new arrangement of fairly old stuff, all from late year 2000 and early 2001, all from Chas Smith's ESO Swamp Radio at WCSB Cleveland. Every month back then Stang used to compile the clips from that show that he had used on Hour of Slack, just in case he might need ways to reduce show production time in his old age. This is the first of those compilations,. Stang did go to the trouble of taking the random parts and organizing them so that they sound less random and more like we MEANT it to be that way. “We” being the late Professor Chas Smith, who was the host, producer, mixboard operator, and guiding star; Lonesome Cowboy Dave, who had been doing radio and music with Chas for many years, and Stang, the new guy to their show. Rev. Bleepo Abarnathy is also heard, calling in. 

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Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1809.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:11pm CST

(CLEAN FOR RADIO) This episode, #128, was produced on May 1, 1988 for a potentially new audience, as KNON-Dallas had just swapped frequencies with a Christian station. Stang enthusiastically took advantage of having so many confused unwitting new Christian listeners! This is therefore another "explanatory" but also confrontational show, with much spontaneous ranting, plus clips of Stang guesting on Kevin McCarthy's Pink talk show on KLIF-AM in Dallas. That is mixed and matched with various Media Barrages and hilarious then-new music by The Swinging Erudites and Dr. Onan's Wotan Band. Also: reading from "High Weirdness by Mail" which was about to be published. (Coincidentally, the old Dallas version of the show was broadcast on 89.3 at 9 pm Sunday nights -- exactly like the later Cleveland version! Same time and frequency!) (CLEAN FOR RADIO)

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1808.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:16pm CST

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This episode is another of those perverted group marriages of young, old and in between. From Hour of Slack #88 we hear the young Puzzling Evidence, Paul Mavrides, Dr. Hal, Ivan Stang, Pope Sternodox, St. Byron Werner and Dr. Philo Drummond. We hear those selfsame early apostles as doddering old codgers, in an excerpt from Sandy Boone's fine documentary film. In between, from the future year of 2000, we hear the middle aged Stang, Lonesome Cowboy Dave, and Professor Chas Smith back before the wars and the diseases and deaths, when we were all ever so happy-go-Slacky. There is not much music but what there is, is The Rudy Schwartz Project and Shemekia Copeland. By coincidence, every level of show age includes background music composed by Nino Rota for Fellini's 8 1/2, performed by various artists including Snakefinger and The Potatoes. 

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1807pg.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:55pm CST

This episode is another of those perverted group marriages of young, old and in between. From Hour of Slack #88 we hear the young Puzzling Evidence, Paul Mavrides, Dr. Hal, Ivan Stang, Pope Sternodox, St. Byron Werner and Dr. Philo Drummond. We hear those selfsame early apostles as doddering old codgers, in an excerpt from Sandy Boone's fine documentary film. In between, from the future year of 2000, we hear the middle aged Stang, Lonesome Cowboy Dave, and Professor Chas Smith back before the wars and the diseases and deaths, when we were all ever so happy-go-Slacky. There is not much music but what there is, is The Rudy Schwartz Project and Shemekia Copeland. By coincidence, every level of show age includes background music composed by Nino Rota for Fellini's 8 1/2, performed by various artists including Snakefinger and The Potatoes. The Internet version has a song at the very end by Swamp Thing called "Fuck This Shit."

Direct download: Hour_of_Slack_1807.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:52pm CST