While the rest of the world was discovering Nirvana, I was discovering DC “Decent Christian” Talk. There was something about those three guys that made me simultaneously excited and embarrassed to be liking them. They were two white guys and a black guy from Virginia that in retrospect, were basically just a “non-secular” version of Color Me Badd with more rapping (and I just recently realized that it was actually one of the white guys who did all the rapping in DC Talk. Forgive me, I was young.). The funny thing is that it was my discovery of Nirvana (after the singer guy died on the same day as my prom) that made me dislike DC Talk. Then, the first band I was in (a grunge band, no less. With Justin, no less) went up against a DC Talk cover band at the 1995 Westside Christian High School Talent Show. The DC Talk cover band consisted of two guards and a forward from the school basketball team, who decided to do a version of DC Talk’s “2 Honks and a Negro (…servin’ the Lord!)” with the words “guards” and “forward” substituted for “honks” and “negro”. We soundly eliminated them. But, DC Talk had the last word in 1996, when they toured the world with a complete backup band and a choreographed dance troupe, performing Nirvana’s “All Apologies”, with “Jesus is the way” substituted in the place of “everyone is gay.” Rumor has it that Kurt Cobain replied by asking to remain buried.
— Danny Seim (Drummer of Menomena)