Saturday, November 7, 2015

Universal Brotherhood Confederation: Oh, People of Earth!

Man, there sure were a lotta kooky krazy Kalifornia kults in the '60s! This UFO/religious propaganda artifact of the Universal Brotherhood Confederation ("Flying Saucers - We Wish a Word with You?") takes the form of a soothing Spaceman narrator with a message of hope for Earthlings, who have only forgotten that they used to be part of a vast interstellar federation of men of giant intellect. Star Trek & Dianetics plus blue vinyl equals sci-fi Protestantism at its best. Referenced much on the Internet but difficult to find in audio form, this original record comes from the collection of Phil Austin, whom it no doubt influenced during the writing of Firesign Theatre's Everything You Know Is Wrong. The matrix number Δ68593 indicates that this one-sided disc was pressed by Monarch Records, Los Angeles circa October/November 1967. 

Seekers who are interested in learning more about the Brotherhood are invited to visit the UCSB library in Santa Barbara, where they can read two non-circulating titles by John C. Hoffman, If you want to know whythe flying saucers are hereread these verses & messages from our brothers, so dear (1958) and What in hell is going on?: The coming of the "Lord"! (1972).

"Oh, People of Earth!" audio

1 comment:

  1. Sounds interesting, I will check that out! As always, thank you for the efforts.

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