112: “Children Of The Sun” by Billy Thorpe


Children of the hair. Children of the hair.Sorry, I’m waxing nostalgic again.

I remember the first time I heard this song, around 1986 on a Nashville rock station after 9pm when they could play the “weird” stuff.  I was wearing headphones plugged into my jambox and laid in my bed in the dark… Mesmerized.

“People of the earth can you hear me?”
Came a voice from the sky on that magical night.
And in the colors of a thousand sunsets,
they traveled to the world on a silvery light.

The people of the Earth stood waiting
watching as the ships came one by ooooaahhhoooone.

Settin’ fire to the sky as they landed,
carried to the world, children of the suuuuuuun.

It was frickin’ sci-fi rock!!  Talk about hitting two of my sweet spots at once.  (If only Billy Thorpe was a hot chick!!)  But I didn’t rush out and buy the tape, because I was 11.  And I couldn’t just download that one song back then, so I had to settle for hearing the song whenever it might air on the radio during the “weird” hours.  But because of this situation, the song kept its magic for years, and I never spent a dime.

It’s something to consider now that we can satisfy just about any musical craving instantly and repeatedly.  It’s not always good for your net enjoyment to wear out a song you love, is it?

Here’s one to listen to every great once in a while.  Did I mention that parts of this song are as funky as dog puke?  Now I did.


Song: Children of the Sun
Artist: Billy Thorpe
Album: Children of the Sun… Revisited
Label: Pasha Records
Buy from: Amazon | iTunes

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