Music devilish and divine

“There ain’t no devil, there’s just God when he’s drunk”.Tom Waits
Dorian Lynskey | The Guardian

“Rock music that is exclusively performed and consumed by Christians is a ghastly concept: drab, witless cheerleading aimed at mullet-wearing goons in Bible-belt sports halls. Rock music made by people who happen to be Christians, however, is a different matter. Temptation, sin, guilt, fear, love and the prospect of Armageddon are the stuff of great songwriting, from Johnny Cash to Marvin Gaye, Will Oldham to U2. And that’s just the Christians, let alone reggae’s endless paeans to Jah, or Muslim rappers’ shout outs to Allah.”

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