Music Reviews

D.C. Talk

Supernatural

Virgin

Well, well, well, isn’t this interesting – D.C. Talk on a gigantic major label… My introduction to D.C. (For “Definitely Christian”) Talk came while I was watching the 700 Club one day in 1991, and Sheila Whatshername had them on to sing a couple of songs and talk about the band. When Kevin Max asked her if she had a daughter, Sheila smacked him!

D.C. Talk seem eager to tell everyone about Jesus Christ, and all the songs on Supernatural, even though they look like pop love songs, are worded to evangelize the masses. As far as the music itself goes, it’s very upbeat guitar pop, and most of it could pass as music to chase scenes from Scooby-Doo or Josie and the Pussycats. “Since I Met You,” a song about, guess who? Jesus! is a cross between the Beach Boys happy stuff and the Cars’ Candy-O.

D.C. Talk and other pop Christian bands who proclaim they’re born-again and talk about Jesus (rather than simply “God”) have taken some serious heat from the fundamentalist folks who believe Satan is behind the whole thing, which he may well be. However, D.C. Talk’s “I’m Into Jesus” might not be something Satan would want people to hear, so I doubt that he’s into this band. Virgin Records, 1790 Broadway, New York, NY 10019-1412; http://www.virginrecords.com


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