Rejoice yourselves: a wind of renewal is sweeping over our parish! In case you haven't already noticed, our churches are being more and more coveted by young rock bands. Lithurgic pop, mambo-psalms and other "gogo masses" have progressively integrated themselves into the eucharistic celebration! The Church is now electrified! Jesus can finally dance!
Rattled be your faith? Why not lend an ear to the RÉSURRECTION! anthology, set to be released on digital, CD and vinyl formats next October 23rd by Mucho Gusto Records (L'infonie, Maledictus Sound, Jean-Pierre Massiera)? Regrouping the most influential singers, duos and bands of the Québécois christian music scene from the 60's and 70's, this original compilation will definitely bring you back to the fold!
Furious jerks (Michel Conte), frenetic choirs (Yvon Hubert & François Dompierre), famous singers (Pierre Labelle & René Angélil, Jacques Michel, Steve Fiset), humble servants of God (Gilles Boisvert, Les Alleluias), this thematic selection of rare titles reflects not only the spiritual explorations of the clergymen but also from already established popular Quebec artists.
A single listen to the album will be enough to convert you to these rhythms which have once been qualified as far-fetched or even barbaric. Today, you will not deny that it sounds right… and good! The spiritual conversion of our teenagers will ultimately come through rock 'n' roll and this has never seemed so obvious.
It's not a revolution, it's a RÉSURRECTION! Hallelujah!
Pop liturgique. Psaumes-mambo. Messes à gogo. Autant de termes qui évoquent une frange oubliée de la chanson populaire au Québec: le rock chrétien des années 60 et 70. Du psychédélisme religieux à son meilleur, avec François Dompierre et Yvon Hubert, le prêtre de la Messe à l’oratoire. Les seules conversions qui auront lieu le seront au nom du rock qui transpire de ces titres rares, tous inédits depuis leur parution originale. Et que les plus pieux se rassurent: comme vous le chanteront Labelle & Angélil, «Y’a toujours d’la place pour un québécois au paradis»!
Divine Pop. Mambo Psalms. Rhythm Masses. All these expressions bring us back to a forgotten fringe in popular Quebec music history: 60’s and 70’s Christian rock. The only conversion you will have is to Rock and Roll with this selection of rare titles, all unreissued since their original release. And let us reassure the more pious among you: like Labelle & Angélil sang, “There is always room for a Quebecois in Heaven”.