Squint (album)

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Squint
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Studio album by
Released1993
GenreRock, CCM, hard rock, rock opera,[1] reggae/ska
Length43:24
LabelWarner Alliance
ProducerSteve Taylor
Steve Taylor chronology
I Predict 1990
(1987)
Squint
(1993)
Liver
(1995)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[2]
Cross Rhythms10/10 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] The album was released to online music stores on November 16, 2018.[3]

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

Personnel[edit]

Some Band

  • 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

  • George Bradfute: Guitars on "The Lament...", left speaker guitar and solo on "The Moshing Floor", Additional Guitars on Act III of "Cash Cow"
  • 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"
  • Donna McElroy: Vocals on "Sock Heaven"

Production notes

  • 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.

Charting[edit]

Chart Peak
position
US Christian Albums (Billboard)[4] 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 & The Perfect Foil". www.facebook.com. Retrieved November 25, 2018.
  4. ^ "Steve Taylor Chart History (Christian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved September 19, 2012.