History Music / SteveTaylor

31st Oct '17 6:07:47 PM RaineyH
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* AudienceParticipationSong: Both "We Don't Need No Color Code," which is best experienced live, and "Lifeboat"



* AsTheGoodBookSays: "Cash Cow" is largely a straight reference to the "Golden Calf" of Exodus 32, but one line is adapted from 1 Peter 5:8, way the heck at the other end of the Bible.
--> ''And through the centuries it has roamed the earth like a ravenous [[InherentlyFunnyWords bovine]], seeking whom it may...[[SeriousBusiness lick!]]''
* AudienceParticipationSong: Both "We Don't Need No Color Code," which is best experienced live, and "Lifeboat."



* MoneySong: "Cash Cow (A Rock Opera In Three Small Acts)" is one of the finer examples to come out of the eighties, which is saying something.

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* MoneySong: "Cash Cow (A Rock Opera In Three Small Acts)" is one of the finer examples to come out of the eighties, TheEighties, which is saying something.



-->The golden Cash Cow had a body like the great cows of ancient egypt
-->And a face like the face of Robert Tilton (without the horns)

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-->The golden Cash Cow had a body like the great cows of ancient egypt
Egypt
-->And a face like the face of Robert Tilton [[InsultToRocks (without the horns)horns)]]



-->(The album version changed the overt Jimmy Swaggart reference to the more subtle "a brylcream prophet".)

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-->(The album version changed the overt Jimmy Swaggart reference to the more subtle "a brylcream Brylcreem prophet".)
15th May '17 11:45:01 AM Shrikesnest
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After a successful Kickstarter campaign, Steve Taylor assembled a new band and released the triumphant album ''Goliath'' in 2014. Longtime fans and newcomers alike generally agree that it's his best work ever.
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.)
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