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dc Talk and Jesus Freak (buy)—reading those two names together sends a flood of emotion and nostalgia into the minds and hearts of Christian music fans everywhere. November 21, 1995 was the date this atomic music bomb dropped, and now twenty years later, Christians are still reeling from its devastatingly positive effects.

Through time, the message of Jesus Freak remains as strong and fervent as ever. What better a way to celebrate in this momentous anniversary, than by talking to two of the people that helped create this 90s classic record? CCM Magazine sits down with member Kevin Max and executive producer Todd Collins, to discuss the landmark album’s legacy.

If Jesus Freak turning twenty years old wasn’t enough to get dc Talk to reunite for even a one-off show, it might be uncertain it will ever happen, which is something that slightly bothers Kevin Max.

“It’s a sad tragic affair that there’s been no show. We need to do something. I’ve hit up both guys and they seem to be happy to do it, and I think it’s coming around,” said Max. “Obviously, Toby [McKeehan] had us on his album and we had a dc Talk moment. We had a couple of great conversations after it, and everyone seems open to it, it needs to happen for the fans.”

When discussing the impact of Jesus Freak on Christian culture and the world outside of contemporary Christian Music, Max agreed that it was a great “timing issue.”

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About The Author

Justin Sarachik

Justin Sarachik has been writing about music since 2010 reporting and editing for The Christian Post, BREATHEcast, Broken Records Magazine, Rapzilla and his own blog TheSIBandGuy. In addition to writing, he is currently the media and marketing director at American Butcher Brand. When not behind the computer keys, he jumps around on stage with his progressive rock/rap band Process of Fusion in Staten Island, NY.

4 Responses

  1. Steve Swart

    Not a fan of a blatant ripoff of Smells like Teen Spirit. Mighta made Kevin and the boys some money but you act like it changed lives like “Yesterday” by the Beatles or something.

  2. Aimee Irvin

    As much as I would love to see an actual dct reunion more then just being on each other’s records. I don’t believe it’s ever gonna happen. I don’t believe we will ever see another dct record or tour. I think all 3 guys have just decided they are more happier to leave things the way they are. I think they only keep saying “It’s gonna happen, we want it” only to keep the dct fans happy that can’t accept that this band is done for good and has been since like 2000-2001. I am for one just happy to have their albums and some concert videos and that I got to see them in concert at least once before they disbanded.

  3. dolphin558

    As a Washingtonian I was delight to hear a GO-GO song on the Nu-Thang album over 20 years. That’s just one of the many delights I’ve experienced since their debut album in 1989. I’ve been a fan of their evolution through five albums. If a reunion happens, I’ll be ecstatic but I am grateful for what God has done through K-Max, Tait, and Tobymac when they were together.

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