Why Should the Devil Have All the Good Music?
Mon., Apr. 17. 2006 11:00pm EDT
I want the people to know
That He saved my soul
But I still like to listen
to the radio
If you don't know who Larry Norman is, you're missing out. He was a pioneer in the world of Christian music, and his debut album, "Upon This Rock," is generally recognized as the first Christian rock album.
You've probably heard at least two of his songs, "I Wish We'd All Been Ready" and "Why Should the Devil Have All the Good Music," covered in the 1990's by DC Talk and Geoff Moore & the Distance, respectively (and respectfully).
In the early days of ApologetiX, we used to play a few of Larry's songs in practice, and our early concerts featured a mix of both parodies and Christian rock classics, including such songs as "The Outlaw," and "The Rock That Doesn't Roll."
We finally got to meet him in person at Creation '00 and were shocked to discover he knew who we were and said he'd even checked out our website.
Larry's biography has never been written, but now, our good friend and legendary Christian radio personality Tim "Timmy D." DeMoss from has been commissioned to write it. And you can help!
Those of us who've heard his music all have a great Larry Norman story. Timmy is asking for us to contribute those stories for possible inclusion in the book! He even tapped our guitarist, Larry Norman fan and web developer Karl Messner, to help out.
Karl and Timmy have created a way where you can put in your Larry Norman story! We're hoping that lots of ApologetiX fans will go and mention you heard it from Apologetix :).
Here's the link: