Monday, May 15, 2006

All Things Steve Taylor

First...a song.

Steve Taylor - On the Fritz - This Disco (Used to Be Cute Cathedral)

Then...a link.


I've been a fan of Steve Taylor's music and lyrics since 1983 when I first heard, "I Want To Be A Clone". Steve was branded the "bad boy of Christian music" by CCM Magazine, supplanting the first "bad boy of Christian music", one Larry Norman. Steve made musical satire an art form, skewering nearly everybody. (The Wittenburg Door loved him!)

Steve formed Chagall Guevara, a mainstream band, that imploded but created one of the best albums of the early 90's that never got played. MCA dropped the ball in the distribution, not knowing whether to put it in Christian bookstores, the wherehouse, or ???? Too bad...some of the best rock of the 90's was on Chagall Guevara.

Steve produced the Newsboys for several years including writing and co-writing many of their songs with Peter Furler. Furler took the skills he learned at the feet of Steve Taylor and ran with not only the lyrical genius that is Steve but the production savvy Steve brought to the group.

Steve produced some hilarious short films in college and has now produced a major motion picture (okay...maybe not MAJOR...but it was bigger than a Sixpence None The Richer or Margaret Becker video!) Check out the links...


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