I keep hearing that rock and roll is dead. I've read in the paper, it's on the billboards it's what the man on the TV says. We don't need no guitars or no bass drums we can bury them in the ground. We can all be DJ's and play folk songs and fill the world with some pretty sounds. Rock and roll is dead. We've got it so easy it's taken care of, just stare into the pretty lights. We've all got our cell phones and our charge cards and free access to the porno sites. We are so distracted we don't see them robbing us all blind, but I don't hear no yelling or no screaming and that is a tell tell sign. Rock and roll is dead.
We'll gather torches and head down to the sacred ground. Stand in a circle spill our blood and watch the sun go down. We'll ask the spirits to raise you back from the grave. Build you an altar and put you back in your rightful place.
from Rock n Roll is Dead,
released August 29, 2013
Sun Ladders is Rob Hampton, Johnathan Swafford, Christian Rutledge and Alan Okeeffe. Hide Your Chidren was recorded by James Yost at Terminus Studios NYC. Mixed by Jonathan Kreinik at Boombox Magnetica. Mastered by Matt Shane. Cover photo of James Black by Buster Black. All songs by Rob Hampton and Sun Ladders copyright 2013 Say Hello to America ASCAP.