On the Fritz

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This article is about the Christian rock album. For the idiom, see wiktionary:on the fritz.
On the Fritz
Studio album by Steve Taylor
Released 1985
Recorded Grand Slam Studios
(West Orange, New Jersey)
Genre New wave, Christian rock
Length 39:53
Label Sparrow Records
Producer Ian McDonald
Steve Taylor
Steve Taylor chronology
On the Fritz
I Predict 1990
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]

On the Fritz is the title of the third release and second full-length album by Christian rock singer-songwriter Steve Taylor. It was released in 1985 on Sparrow Records.

Track listing[edit]

Written and arranged by Steve Taylor.

Side one[edit]

  1. "This Disco (Used to Be a Cute Cathedral)" – 4:06
  2. "On the Fritz" – 3:56
  3. "It's a Personal Thing" – 2:58
  4. "To Forgive" – 3:54
  5. "You've Been Bought" – 2:45

Side two[edit]

  1. "You Don't Owe Me Nothing" – 3:22
  2. "I Manipulate" – 5:07
  3. "Lifeboat" – 4:35
  4. "Drive, He Said" – 4:30
  5. "I Just Wanna Know" – 4:40

"To Forgive" was inspired by the personal appearance of Pope John Paul II with his attempted assassin, Mehmet Ali Agca, and the Pope's message.

"This Disco (Used To Be A Cute Cathedral)" was inspired by the New York Limelight Club, which was in operation from 1983 to 2003. It was once known as the "Episcopal Church of the Holy Communion."

Some Band[edit]

  • Steve Taylor: Vocals, Lin Drum 9000 on "I Manipulate"
  • Ian McDonald: Percussion, Guitars, keyboards on "Lifeboat," Alto Sax on "You Don't Owe Me Nothing"
  • Tony Davilio: Guitars
  • Hugh McCracken: Guitars
  • George Small: Keyboards
  • Alan Childs: Drums
  • Carmine Rojas: Bass.
  • John McCurry: Guitar Solo on "To Forgive" and "You've Been Bought"
  • Cactus Moser: Percussion and Simmons Drums on "I Manipulate"
  • Dave Thrush: Alto Sax on "Its A Personal Thing," Tenor Sax on "You Don't Owe Me Nothing"
  • Background Vocals by Mary Davis, Beverly Slade, Kitty Markham.
  • Finger Snaps on "Drive He Said" by Cactus Moser & Debbie Taylor.

Production notes[edit]


  1. ^ Cater, Darryl. On the Fritz at AllMusic. Retrieved March 27, 2012.