everything i know about this band is from the AMG article. I’m not mocking this stuff, even though i find the religion ridiculous and the music laughable inept. There’s a need for this music. Classical hymns and old school gospel have deeper emotional connection than most rock could ever hope to muster. Modern Christian music is pure show biz though, niche marketing to an established audience. Poor New Creation reaches out to the unconverted in the most guileless fashion to reveal themselves to be sweetly naive, preciously daft. If only most fundementalists were as brimstone-free…..
The New Creation “Dig!” It’s Creationist rock! I cannot abide creationism, but i love silliness, and this is endearingly funny. It says the exact things that riles me when drawled by some chump with bad hair and an expensive suit, but when sung by a loopy woman with a hint of a sense of humor, it becomes good rock & roll novelty. It’s a cross between Mo Tucker, the Shaggs and Tiny Tim.
The New Creation “Wind” What if Ray Davies couldn’t sing and was a fundamentalist with no sense of poetic meter? Now we know. Poor bastard. Daniel Johnston has loads of fans though. Why not this guy?
Update: Sheesh. And i thought i was prejudiced against fundamentalist Christians! Almost no one has downloaded this stuff as of noon today. I swear this is as good as the Langley Schools Music Project which everyone was swooning over awhile back.