Steve Taylor Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Where is Steve and what is he doing these days?

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When is his new album coming out? Will Steve ever release a new album?

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Why did Steve leave Christian music before Chagall Guevara?

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Why did Steve return to Christian music after Chagall Guevara?

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What non-album Steve Taylor tracks are available?

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Where can I buy Steve's music?

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What are Kick It In and Falling Rain? Is it true they are leftover tracks from I Predict 1990?

These two tracks have a very interesting history that is, unfortunately, completely untrue.

The story is indeed that they were originally recorded for I Predict 1990 but never used. A few years ago, allegedly, someone broke into the "Soylent Tunes vault in Nashville," stole them, and released them to the world.

The tracks actually do exist in mp3 form, but Steve has said that he does not recall any uncompleted or unused songs for IP1990, and that he does not recognize the titles at all. In addition, those who have actually heard the tracks generally aren't convinced that it is Steve (I have not heard the tracks myself.)

Googling for various portions of the lyrics for Kick It In and Falling Rain is fruitless, so the songs cannot be pinned on any other artist.

So, the most likely answer is that it isn't Steve at all. However, if you are a conspiracy theorist, you might conclude that they are early (read: embarrassing) pre-career songs and that Steve has chosen plausible deniability over threats of divine retribution like those he promised to owners of Nth generation copies of The Moo-Moo Song.

Is it true that Jimmy Swaggart dedicated an entire chapter to Steve in his 1987 magnum opus, "Religious Rock n' Roll: A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing?"

While Swaggart's condemnation of Steve may be one of the longest rambling, delusional missives written about him during that period of hyper-sensitivity over the "worldliness" of contemporary Christian music, it is not the novel it is made out to be.

The section about Steve weighs in at a whopping 2¾ pages (pages 111 through 113, for those following along at home), and is only one portion of a chapter about multiple Christian music stars of the 80s. He was even outshined by notorious rabblerouser Amy Grant, whom Swaggart seemed to use as a favorite punching bag in many separate rebukes that totalled a dozen pages.

The big, big winner in this story was Stryper, who received a 22 page treatment including not one but two full chapters. (Then again, Stryper actually did turn out to have some problems. I guess the Prophet Jimmy had to get one right sometime...)

For what little it's worth, the full text of Jimmy's book can be read online. Thanks(?) to Mike Jaxxon for the heads-up.