Sunday, May 04, 2008

Larry Norman

Larry Norman, the father of Christian Rock Music, died recently. He died in obscurity, not able to afford an operation that may have helped him revive and live longer.

He was reviled during his time, and even now, many of those who follow in his footsteps do not give credit where credit is due. Many of us look back on him and think he was too simplistic, too jingoistic, maybe too fundamentalist.

But, the man was a great musician, and he deserves to be remembered. He deserves canonization.

Beyond being a great musician and singer, he was also a great songwriter and producer of music.

Here are some examples.