This is an insider's look at the birth, evolution and growing popularity of Christian rock music. As the counter-culture movement of the sixties gathered steam, one of its first
splinter groups was the Jesus freaks. In addition to newly hip pastors, the scene produced a handful of musicians who brazenly coupled rock & roll music with lyrics that reflected a Christian world-view. Jesus music was born. But by the late sixties, Christian rock had been rejected by its forefathers and dismissed by mainstream pop culture. Legions of creative musicians suddenly found themselves orphaned - left to be raised by wolves. As the author argues, these musicians are the real rebels of rock & roll, living on the fringes of an underground Christian culture, and discovering what can be accomplished when art is combined with faith. Full of photographs that reveal the amazing diversity of the Christian rock scene, this volume presents a detailed exploration of the artists, the social conditions, and, above all, the music that has married Christianity and rock & roll for more than 30 years. 262 pages including an extensive index. 8vo - over 7?" - 9?" tall.
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