Squint (album)

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Squint
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Studio album by Steve Taylor
Released 1993
Genre Rock, CCM, hard rock, rock opera,[1] reggae/ska
Length 43:24
Label Warner Alliance
Producer Steve Taylor
Steve Taylor chronology
I Predict 1990
(1987)
Squint
(1993)
Liver
(1995)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[2]
Cross Rhythms 10/10 stars[1]

Squint was the 1993 critically acclaimed[1][2] return of Steve Taylor as a solo artist after his stint as the lead singer of Chagall Guevara. Highlights of the album include "The Lament of Desmond RG Underwood Frederick IV," "Easy Listening," "Jesus is for Losers," "The Finish Line," "Bannerman," and "Curses." It was the last studio album released by Steve Taylor as a solo artist. It peaked at position 17 on the Billboard Top Contemporary Christian Album Chart.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All Songs Written by Steve Taylor.

  1. "The Lament Of Desmond R.G. Underwood-Frederick IV" - 4:02
  2. "Bannerman" - 3:14
  3. "Smug" - 4:22
  4. "Jesus Is For Losers" - 4:19
  5. "The Finish Line" - 5:25
  6. "The Moshing Floor" - 4:01
  7. "Easy Listening" - 3:42
  8. "Curses" - 3:55
  9. "Sock Heaven" - 4:46
  10. "Cash Cow (A Rock Opera In Three Small Acts)" - 5:38

Some Band[edit]

  • Steve Taylor: Vocals
  • Wade Jaynes: Bass(es), guitar on Act III of "Cash Cow"
  • Jerry McPherson: Guitars
  • Mike Mead: Drums
  • Phil Madeira: Keyboards, Slide guitar and sampled percussion on "Sock Heaven" and backwards slide on "Cash Cow," The Last Voice You Hear on "Smug"

Additional musicians[edit]

  • George Bradfute: Guitars on "The Lament...", left speaker guitar and solo on "The Moshing Floor"
  • Dave Perkins: Rhythm guitar on "Bannerman" (including that catchy riff)
  • Carl Marsh: Strings on "The Finish Line" and "The Moshing Floor"
  • Eric Darken: A vast assortment of percussion instruments, tambourine on "Easy Listening" and "The Finish Line"
  • Russ Long: The remaining tambourines, electronic drums on "Easy Listening"
  • George Bradfute: Additional Guitars on Act III of "Cash Cow"
  • Donna McElroy: Vocals on "Sock Heaven"

Production notes[edit]

  • Produced and written by Steve Taylor.
  • Engineered by Russ Long.
  • Mixed by David Bryson, assisted by Matt Murman.
  • Made at The Salt Mine, Nashville.
  • Mixed at Different Fur, San Francisco.
  • Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering, Portland.

Chart position[edit]

Chart Peak
position
US Christian Albums (Billboard)[3] 17

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Cummings, Tony (February 1994). "Reviews: Squint". Cross Rhythms (19). 
  2. ^ a b c AllMusic review
  3. ^ "Steve Taylor Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Christian Albums for Steve Taylor. Retrieved 2012-09-19.