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Raised By Wolves is about this music. It traces the birth and growth of a genre that has married seeming opposites - Jesus and rock & roll - for 30 years. John J. Thompson looks at the social conditions in which this music developed and how it has been evolving in North America since the Jesus Movement of the sixties, including a look at contemporary Christian rock. He also looks at the artists behind this music, including groups like dc Talk, The Supertones, and crossover artists such as Jars of Clay, MxPx, and Sixpence None the Richer. These are the real rebels of rock & roll who live on the fringes in an underground Christian culture. One group, Sixpence None the Richer, recently scored two international hits with "Kiss Me" and "There She Goes." The band's self-titled album has also stormed the charts after seven years underground. Which one of the thousands of bands will be next?
Trying to cover an entire genre is daunting to say the least, and John J. Thompson gives it a good run. Read morePublished 9 months ago by dancinhomer
I absolutely could not put this book down, and read it all night for a week (yes, I am a slow reader, but I also went back to read it again, closer). Read morePublished on August 8, 2011 by Gord Wilson
I've been listening to "Jesus music" for about 35 years, and this book has brought back many memories. It's also brought to light many new (to me) stories. Read morePublished on January 10, 2010 by LifeWalk
I was surprised at the number of errors in this book, from dates of events, album orders, incorrect stories and misspellings.
John, just totally surprised me by this. Read more
"Meanwhile, artists and bands like Allies, John Elefante, Mark Farner, Idle Cure, Jag, Legend Seven, Liaison, Mastedon, PFR, Ruscha, Skillet, Switchfoot, and Matthew Ward get... Read morePublished on April 30, 2003 by Martin Stillion