All Chemix Radio ‘Bob in Europe/The Sacred Hole’

'Bob in Europe/The Sacred Hole' cassette coverJ.R. Bob Dodds Sr., figurehead of the Church of SubGeniusVeronica Vera (presumably photographed by Robert Mapplethorpe)Andrew McKenzie

01 Bob in Europe (43:50)

J.R. Bob Dobbs Sr., voice
Willem De Ridder, voice
Chuck Wirstrom, library music and sound effects
Recorded ca. 1990

  • In this rare interview appearance, Bob Dobbs, creator of the Church of the SubGenius (see official website and Wiki page), tells us more about the Foot Gland, the Liquid Slack [+], the discovery of pyro-flatulation, and other important matters. This short ACR episode (31:00) deals with post-WWII and Cold War topics, transformed by De Ridder and Dobbs into absurd and surrealist events. It is followed by a conversation between Veronica Vera and Cora Emens regarding the Spiral Cassettes series, an audio magazine published by De Ridder and Andrew McKenzie, including spoken words, audio snapshots, archive or ethnic recordings, etc. The first issue apparently appeared in January 1990.

02 The Sacred Hole (Good Catholic Girl) (42:30)
Veronica Vera, voice
Andrew McKenzie, electronics

  • In The Sacred Hole, ex porn star, pro-whore activist and cross-dressing champion Veronica Vera, narrates her discovery and exploration of sexuality from childhood to adulthood in a charming, sensual voice, with metaphysical electronic accompaniment courtesy of Andrew McKenzie (aka The Hafler Trio). Vera’s narration is full of vivid images and she has the ability to retell her discoveries and surprises in a captivating way. What might pass for a lewd, self-indulgent confession turns out to be the sincere self-portrait of a woman. Intriguing pairing with McKenzie’s electronic drones.

Music+scan provided by Olivier Prieur. Thanks!



6 Responses to “All Chemix Radio ‘Bob in Europe/The Sacred Hole’”

  1. 1 armeur H November 18, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    oula ! j’en connais qui va pas être content ! super cassette en tous les cas.

  2. 2 Max November 23, 2009 at 12:03 am

    Jawdropping stuff. Huge thanks!

  3. 3 continuo November 23, 2009 at 12:12 am

    You’re welcome, Max.

  4. 4 przxqgl November 24, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    it’s “Bob Dobbs“, not “Bob Dodds”…

  5. 5 continuo November 24, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    I knobb.

  6. 6 przxqgl November 24, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    just so you knobb… 8)

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