Archives For Larry Norman

 

The author of the book that we covered in our latest feature review:
 

Why Should the Devil
Have All the Good Music?
Larry Norman and the Perils
of Christian Rock

 
Gregory Alan Thornbury

 
Hardback: Convergent, 2018
Buy Now: [ Amazon ] [ Kindle ]

 
 
Was interviewed this week on
NPR’s All Things Considered…
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A Machine for Killing Complacency?
 
A Feature Review of 
 

Why Should the Devil Have All the Good Music? Larry Norman and the Perils of Christian Rock
Gregory Alan Thornbury

Hardback: Convergent, 2018
Buy Now: [ Amazon ] [ Kindle ]

 
Reviewed by Aarik Danielsen

 

Growing up in the 1990s, I belonged to a bizarre record club.

No, it wasn’t one of those where you bought an album on the cheap, then received another slew of titles free—though I did take that deal a few times. The customs of this club, its members spread far and wide, included jettisoning all your secular music, only to chase after it like an indecisive lover. Plagued by alternating bouts of piety and spiritual paranoia, I threw away, gave away or sold my secular CDs on at least two occasions. These purges were meant to foster purity, to keep me spiritually tuned in; all they did was leave me with seller’s remorse.

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