Christian music is a world unto itself, from jazzed up nuns, to bizarre proselytizing space pirates, to Zappa inspired private press soft rock, to soundtracks of drug addicted switchblade wielding youths – it’s all here.
Always attempting to tap into youth culture, the church was especially challenged by the free love freak folk counterculture of the 60’s and worked hard to let the disaffected youth know that Jesus was one hep cat. That’s why there’s Doors soundalike Franciscus Henri’s epic refer tinged ‘John,’ complete with didgeridoo, or the clean living love in, ‘Natural High’. And we all know that children are the youths of tomorrow, and they feature prominently, asking to be forgiven for their sins and turning parables into fun supernatural adventures.
It’s odd, it’s heartfelt. It’s funny and often quite clever. Enjoy this mix from Cyclic features editor and Christian music enthusiast Bob Baker Fish.
Happy Easter from Cyclic Defrost.
Satan Enters The Garden – Bill, Kathy and Uncle Earl
The Ten Commandments – Sister Janet Mead
Natural High – Ralph Carmichael & Kurt Kaiser
Dr Jesus – Michael & Stormie Omartian
It’s Cool in The Furnace – Buryl Red & Grace Hawthorne
John – Franciscus Henri
Patch the Pirate Goes to Space – Patch The Pirate
Could He Be The Messiah – Michael W Smith Project
Walk & Talk – Firewind
Say Amen – Johnny Ashcroft
Ding Dong – A Man Dies
The Addict’s Psalm – Ralph Carmichael
Heaven – The Kids Praise Album
It Must Be God – Keith Miller & Ralph Carmichael