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Hour of Slack # 1293 – Rerun of #777 – Slack Vs. Earth Vs. Mars

In the archive of old shows this one had a note scrawled on it: “GOOD ONE!” It features some fine excerpts from the Puzzling Evidence and ESO Swamp Radio shows of the time, early 2001, as well as truly bizarre music (The Bran Flakes, Great Groovy Neptune, The Band That Dare Not Speak Its Name, Big Mess Orchestra), a rant about The Conspiracy by Ivan Stang from the Winterstar Symposium, and another rant by St. @ndrew at a Tampa devival. But what makes this rerun special is that it is probably the first time we ever revealed on Hour of Slack (and in public generally) the truth about Earth and Mars — that their orbits were exchanged by the Conspiracy. (Later we deduced that Mars actually changed places with Earth not in 1953 (as stated in this show) but during the so-called “World War 2.”)

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Hour of Slack #1292 – Rerun of #823 – All-SubGenius-Shows Best-Of

This might be one of the best Hours of Slack ever, because it’s composed of some of the best of the other main SubGenius shows. Rev. Susie the Floozie’s collage work jumps in and out between choice chunks of the Puzzling Evidence Show, ESO Swamp Radio form the turn of the century, and some astounding commercials by The Lymph Node Institute genii. The dependable old SubGenius Media Barrage tape #5 had also recently been digitized and was scavenged thoroughly. Altogether it is a cross section of SubGenius radio in its prime fighting condition. Highly recommended and produced.

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Hour of Slack #1291 – God Vs. “Bob” Vs. Science (Rerun of #866 from 2002)

This extremely lively episode from 2002 features many great men expounding on various weighty subjects, wielding absurdly deep thoughts. The very rift of the chasm between science and faith is rent asunder — by the great Zoogz Rift himself! That sentence, and this show, might not make sense . . . to PINKS! But it’s a classic for SubGeniuses. Then-new songs (Zoogz, Drexel, Half Man Half Biscuit) comingle with choice LeMur cut-ups and the old BAD DOKTORS album — betwixt bouts of excellent Puzzling Evidence Show (Puzzling Evidence, Dr. Hal, Philo Drummond) and ESO Swamp Radio (Chas Smith, Rev. Ivan Stang, Lonesome Cowboy Dave). Even Christopher Hyatt and Israel Regardie contributed a song to this one.

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Hour of Slack #1290 – DEVOtional/Collage Special 3

This show is similar to #1288, while completely and utterly different. Again we take the 2010 DEVOtional in Cleveland for all it’s worth, which turned out to be quite a lot. We are proud to present more of those exceedingly unusual DEVO covers, and new twisted songs and instrumentals by Malcolm Tent, Nervous Energy, Fartbarf, Ken the Magic Corner God, International Espionage!, and the new SubGenius arteest, Slack T. Collages by The Large, LeMur, The Berea Tape, Outmouth and others clutter the proceedings just as Hour of Slack fans have been trained to expect.

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“The Church of the SubGenius: The Next 100 Years” — The first uncut hour of a marathon historic weekend conference of high-ranking SubGenius officials (except Dr. Hal) at Sulphur Palms Resort, MCed by Bud Good of the Universal Media Netweb (with Don Joyce, Negativland), broadcast on KPFA, Berkeley, California, Dec. 27 2002. Conference participants include LIES, Puzzling Evidence, Bishop Joey of Church of the Last Laugh, Dr. Philo Drummond, Dr. Gary G’Broagfran, Princess Wei R. Doe, Rev. Ivan Stang, Rev. Michael Peppe, Rev. Rob on the Organ.

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This episode of The Hour of Slack is a rerun, but a MYSTERIOUS one. Our friend St. David Bachner has gone to the trouble of digitizing almost all of the first 1,100 Hours of Slack, transferring them from cassette tape to MP3, and making them freely down loadable on his website. We have been inspecting the logs of the downloads and noticed a couple of very strange things. Firstly, a surprising number of old shows are being downloaded by people in Russia and China. Secondly, while most of the old shows have been downloaded by an average of from 200 to 400 people, ONE of them has been downloaded almost 20,000 times! Our new shows get an average of like 3,000 downloads a month or so, but this one old show has been downloaded 20,000 times! We looked it up to see what was so special about it. It’s Hour of Slack #863 from the year 2002, titled “TIME MADNESS,” and it has some great stuff on it, but… damn if I know why this show out of all our 1200-odd shows has been copied by 20,000 people. Maybe YOU, dear listener, can figure it out. Please let us know, if you do.

Download – Duration:  1:01:34



We set out to make a show from the 2010 DEVOtional, the annual Devo fan event held in Cleveland — but there is easily enough for 3 shows, so just to make the selecting easier we decided to utilize the DEVO covers done by bands that are also associated with Church of the SubGenius. That narrowed it down some. New songs, collages and DEVO covers by: The Mutant Mountin’ Boys, William Devo, The Doktormuzika Project, The Spudboys, Mutate Now, Occupant, Poopy Necroponde, The Amino Acids, Psycho Charger, The Arkhams, Rural War Room, PEVO, Gadgetto, The Large, LeMur, Phantom Burnout, Rev. Bleepo Abernathy and (on the X-Rated Internet version only) Kitty Sneezes. Thanks to Rev. Toth Wilder for producing the DEVO-covers compilation album, Not Necessarily Beautiful But Mutated (2010), from which many of the songs are taken.

Download – Duration: 1:02:32 (X-rated Internet version)

 


Some weeks, this show is just thrown together. But this is one of those episodes for which we started gathering clips months ago, and for which much ass was busted in editing. It’s our annual “7 a.m. July 5” show, the culmination of all our expectations (and uncannily apt sound bites from other media) regarding “Bob’s” Promise of X-Day — and the subsequent let-down or encouragement, depending on how one sees it. We let the Internet version of this show go on longer than an hour; the censored broadcast version is just under 1 hour and lacks the three profanity-based cuts at the end. Music by 6 Fisted Tails of Connie, Munky Hyv, and Xandy Smith. Main voices are Dr. Hal, Dr. Philo Drummond, Rev. Susie the Floozie and Rev. Stang. (Note: LOST fanatics will get a kick out of the climax.)

Download – Duration: 1:12:48