"Y’know we’ve gotten a bunch of e-mails, people saying they don’t like gospel music. Mostly they say they don’t like it ’cause of the subject matter. They don’t wanna hear religious music.
Let me just point out: You can just listen to it as music. The beautiful part of it is that the people singing believe it so much. Anytime people sing about what they believe, it elevates it.
You don’t have to be a junkie to enjoy the Velvet Underground song Heroin. You don’t have to have horns and a pitchfork to enjoy Sympathy For The Devil … but it does help.
The thing is, it’s all music, and when the people believe what they’re singing, it’s just that much better. You’re listening to “Theme Time Radio Hour” — your number one musical consultant."
-- Bob Dylan, XM Theme Time Radio Hour,
Feb. 20, 2008