When MTV met The Church of Subgenius
Published on August 16th, 2012
Remember back in the day, when MTV seemed a lot cooler than it is today? Hell, remember back in the day when MTV (Music Television) used to actually play MUSIC? “Yeah right Ken?” I hear you scoff, “Next you’ll be saying they used to show Sci-Fi on the Sci-Fi channel, lol Ken …l..o..l”
Well, at least one person at MTV back in the 90s was plugged in enough to give those gate-keepers of slack ‘The Church Of The Subgenius’, a budget to make an amazing Subgenius Infomercial (above).
Well, in case you haven’t seen it, I thought I’d share this making of video with you:
In 1991, MTV commissioned Rev. Ivan Stang to make a commercial for Church of the SubGenius for their “Art Break” series of shorts. Various friends documented the shoot, and Stang edited that footage into a souvenir for the cast and crew. It starts with the complete commercial. Mark Mothersbaugh of DEVO did the music and the miniatures and masks were created by the late St. Joe Riley.
If you love yourself some Ivan Stang, then why not check him out on our flagship show SittingNow Radio (returning next month), here, here, and here.
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