I Predict 1990
|I Predict 1990|
|Studio album by Steve Taylor|
(Los Angeles, California)
Wayne Cook Studios
(Los Angeles, California)
|Producer||The Beaufort Twins
(Dave Perkins & Steve Taylor)
|Steve Taylor chronology|
|CCM Magazine||(not rated)|
I Predict 1990 is the title of the fourth release and third full-length album by singer-songwriter Steve Taylor. Lyrically, the album explores actions that exploit others to various ends from multiple perspectives. CCM magazine found that the overall theme is that the ends never justify the means. It was released as a one-off on Myrrh Records instead of Sparrow. Taylor has said that the album's title was meant as a parody of a Lester Sumrall TV program and book called I Predict 1986.
The cover was designed and painted by Taylor's wife, Debi. It was intended to resemble early 20th-century French poster art; however some Christians felt that it resembled a tarot card, which sparked controversy. Additionally, one televangelist claimed that the image was of Taylor saluting Satan, and that it additionally contained secret messages and links to new age philosophy. These accusations caused some Christian book stores to pull the album.
All Songs were written by Steve Taylor. The musical introduction and bridge to "Babylon" were written by Dave Perkins. The ending theme of "Jim Morrison's Grave" was borrowed from Claude Debussy. The introduction to "Harder To Believe" (Vocalise) was borrowed from Sergei Rachmaninoff. In Australia, the song "I Blew Up The Clinic Real Good" was construed to mean that Taylor advocated violence toward abortion clinics, causing the cancellation of a tour of that continent.
- "I Blew Up The Clinic Real Good" - 4:12
- "What Is The Measure of Your Success?" - 4:39
- "Since I Gave Up Hope I Feel A Lot Better" - 3:29
- "Babylon" - 4:51
- "Jim Morrison's Grave" - 4:29
- "Svengali" - 4:30
- "Jung and the Restless" - 4:32
- "Innocence Lost" - 5:03
- "A Principled Man" - 3:27
- "Harder To Believe Than Not To" - 4:32
- Steve Taylor: Vocals and backup percussion
- Dave Thrush: Saxophones
- Jeff Stone: Guitar
- Glen Holmen: Bass
- Jack Kelly: Drums
- Steve Goomas: Keyboards
- Gym Nicholson: Guitar
- Dave Perkins: Additional guitar on all songs except "Jim Morrison's Grave" and "Harder To Believe"
- Greg Husted: Assorted keyboard tracks and accordion
- Papa John Creach: Fiddle
- Ashley Cleveland: Vocal stylings on "Jim Morrison's Grave," "Svengali," and "Babylon"
- Annie McCaig: Backing vocals on "Success" and "A Principled Man"
- Nathan East: Bass on "Clinic"
- Gary Lunn: Bass on "Hope"
- Lisa Cates: Percussion
- Mike Mead: More percussion
- Mary Bates: Operatic vocal on "Harder To Believe"
- Jim Horn: Tenor sax on "Clinic"
- Ross Holmen: French horn
- John Andrew Schreiner: Synth bass on "Svengali"
- Janet Croninger: "Jung" woman
- Fred Travalena: "Jung" doctor
- "Harder To Believe Than Not To" was orchestrated by Del Newman.
- Produced and engineered by The Beaufort Twins (Dave Perkins and Steve Taylor).
- Engineered by David Schober and Dave Perkins.
- Mixed by David Schober, Dave Perkins, Malcom Harper and Steve Taylor.
- Assistant Engineer: Robert Wartinbee.
- "Harder To Believe" engineered by Michael Ross.
- Recorded at: Music Grinder, Los Angeles, California; Reelsound Bus, Nashville, Tennessee; Wayne Cook Studios, Los Angeles, California; CBS Studios, London.
- Mixed in the 48 track Reelsound truck, Austin, Texas.
- Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Masterdisk, New York, New York
- Brown, Bruce A. (January 1988). "Reviews: I Predict 1990". CCM Magazine 10 (7): 34, 36. ISSN 1524-7848.
- Peterson, Doug (Jan / Feb 1996). "Door Magazine, This Is Your Life! Revisiting Past Graduates of The Door Interview, Part 5". The Whittenburg Door (145). ISSN 1044-7512.
- Powell, Mark Allan (2002). "Steve Taylor". Encyclopedia of Contemporary Christian Music (First printing ed.). Peabody, Massachusetts: Hendrickson Publishers. p. 931. ISBN 1-56563-679-1.