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17th Aug '16 4:45:23 AM Morgenthaler
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Steve Taylor is also a video producer, and was the first explicitly Christian "act" to feature a music video on MTV. The videos for "Meltdown At Madame Tussaud's" and "Jim Morrison's Grave" in particular were well-received. After the release of "Squint," he produced a video compilation of several music videos for nearly every song on the album. Thereafter, he decided to pursue a career producing videos and movies instead of creating music under his own name, although he spent some time producing for SixpenceNoneTheRicher and (believe it or not) {{Music/Chevelle}} and worked closely with {{Music/Newsboys}} for awhile, even writing the lyrics for some of their best-known songs. He also wrote a song for one of the ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales'' movies.

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Steve Taylor is also a video producer, and was the first explicitly Christian "act" to feature a music video on MTV. The videos for "Meltdown At Madame Tussaud's" and "Jim Morrison's Grave" in particular were well-received. After the release of "Squint," he produced a video compilation of several music videos for nearly every song on the album. Thereafter, he decided to pursue a career producing videos and movies instead of creating music under his own name, although he spent some time producing for SixpenceNoneTheRicher Music/SixpenceNoneTheRicher and (believe it or not) {{Music/Chevelle}} and worked closely with {{Music/Newsboys}} for awhile, even writing the lyrics for some of their best-known songs. He also wrote a song for one of the ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales'' movies.
11th Jun '16 7:35:54 PM katrinahood
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Steve Taylor is also a video producer, and was the first explicitly Christian "act" to feature a music video on MTV. The videos for "Meltdown At Madame Tussaud's" and "Jim Morrison's Grave" in particular were well-received. After the release of "Squint," he produced a video compilation of several music videos for nearly every song on the album. Thereafter, he decided to pursue a career producing videos and movies instead of creating music under his own name, although he spent some time producing for SixpenceNoneTheRicher and (believe it or not) {{Music/Chevelle}} and worked closely with {{Music/Newsboys}} for awhile, even writing the lyrics for some of their best-known songs. He also wrote a song for one of the VeggieTales movies.

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Steve Taylor is also a video producer, and was the first explicitly Christian "act" to feature a music video on MTV. The videos for "Meltdown At Madame Tussaud's" and "Jim Morrison's Grave" in particular were well-received. After the release of "Squint," he produced a video compilation of several music videos for nearly every song on the album. Thereafter, he decided to pursue a career producing videos and movies instead of creating music under his own name, although he spent some time producing for SixpenceNoneTheRicher and (believe it or not) {{Music/Chevelle}} and worked closely with {{Music/Newsboys}} for awhile, even writing the lyrics for some of their best-known songs. He also wrote a song for one of the VeggieTales ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales'' movies.
22nd Oct '15 6:50:24 PM Market43Fan
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* CreatorBacklash: Steve grew to regret ever writing "Lifeboat" which required him to dress in drag onstage and sing in a ridiculous female voice. It was supposed to be a silly gimmick song, but became a huge hit at concerts to his chagrin.



* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: The song "On The Fritz" contains this gem in the middle of the bridge: "So they love Jerry Lewis in France; does that make him funny?"


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** The full title of the closing track of Taylor's "Now the Truth Can Be Told" compilation release was "Shark Sandwich (More Demos I Forgot To Erase)"[[note]]That particular compilation included the original "Guilty by Association" verse with the more direct [[TakeThatCritics jab at Jimmy Swaggart]] mentioned below and part of the song "Good Girl" (a song that Taylor eventually let Series/TheFactsOfLife star Lisa Whelchel {who had appeared as a newscaster in the "Meltdown (at Madame Tussaud's)" video) record for her 1984 release ''"All Because of You"''[[/note]]
31st Aug '15 5:21:44 AM the.Mtn.Man
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** Original lyric in "Guilty By Association" (heard on "Shark Sandwich" from the "Now the Truth Can Be Told" compilation

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** Original lyric in "Guilty By Association" (heard on "Shark Sandwich" from the "Now the Truth Can Be Told" compilationcompilation):
31st Aug '15 5:20:39 AM the.Mtn.Man
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* " "Jesus Is For Losers" deals with some of Taylor's own personal failings, and is a rare instance of this trope being used to make a serious point.

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* " ** "Jesus Is For Losers" deals with some of Taylor's own personal failings, and is a rare instance of this trope being used to make a serious point.
31st Aug '15 5:20:00 AM the.Mtn.Man
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* SelfDeprecation: "Jesus Is For Losers" deals with some of Taylor's own personal failings, and is a rare instance of this trope being used to make a serious point.

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* SelfDeprecation: SelfDeprecation:
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"Jesus Is For Losers" deals with some of Taylor's own personal failings, and is a rare instance of this trope being used to make a serious point.point.
** "Smug" is a more subtle example. It's ostensibly a takedown of hypocrisy and self-righteousness in the Church, but Taylor says he was inspired to write the song while looking at himself in the mirror.



** Original lyric in "Guilty By Association" (heard on "Shark Sandwich" from the "Now the Truth Can Be Told" compilation; the album version changed the overt Jimmy Swaggart reference to the more subtle "a brylcream prophet".)

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** Original lyric in "Guilty By Association" (heard on "Shark Sandwich" from the "Now the Truth Can Be Told" compilation; the album version changed the overt Jimmy Swaggart reference to the more subtle "a brylcream prophet".) compilation


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-->(The album version changed the overt Jimmy Swaggart reference to the more subtle "a brylcream prophet".)
19th Aug '15 8:43:27 AM the.Mtn.Man
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* TakeThatCritics: Several examples, particularly "Guilty By Association" and "On The Fritz." Perhaps the funniest is in the middle of "Cash Cow (A Rock Opera In Three Small Acts)" however:

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* TakeThatCritics: Several TakeThatCritics:
**Several
examples, particularly "Guilty By Association" and "On The Fritz." Perhaps the funniest is in the middle of "Cash Cow (A Rock Opera In Three Small Acts)" however:


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**Original lyric in "Guilty By Association" (heard on "Shark Sandwich" from the "Now the Truth Can Be Told" compilation; the album version changed the overt Jimmy Swaggart reference to the more subtle "a brylcream prophet".)
-->Turn the radio on
-->To a down-home drawl
-->Hear the prophet Jimmy
-->With a message for y'all
19th Aug '15 8:36:10 AM the.Mtn.Man
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* ProtestSong: "We Don't Need No Color Code" is a protest song against the racist policies of several Christian colleges (and South Africa during Apartheid, which was still going on at the time.)

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* ProtestSong: "We Don't Need No Color Code" is a protest song against the racist policies of several Christian colleges and explicitly Bob Jones University (and South Africa during Apartheid, which was still going on at the time.)
19th Aug '15 8:29:53 AM the.Mtn.Man
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* MotorMouth: A fairly minor version on the verses of "Since I Gave Up Hope I Feel A Lot Better." Also, the bridge of "Sympathy Vote" has some lightning-quick vocals.

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* MotorMouth: A fairly minor version on the verses of "Since I Gave Up Hope I Feel A Lot Better." Also, the bridge of "Sympathy Vote" has some lightning-quick vocals. "The Moshing Floor" also contains several examples of this, as does "Underneath the Blood". Also shows up in songs he's written for other bands like Guardian's "This Old Man". Actually, a fair number of Taylor's songs fit this trope. It's one of his defining characteristics as a lyricist.
19th Aug '15 8:23:42 AM the.Mtn.Man
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** Nowadays he's accompanied by The Perfect Foil, which consists of Jimmy Abegg, John Mark Painter, and Peter Furler (former lead singer of the {{Music/Newsboys}}).

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** Nowadays he's accompanied by The Perfect Foil, which consists of Jimmy Abegg, John Mark Painter, and Peter Furler (former drummer and later lead singer of the {{Music/Newsboys}}).
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