THE GUIDE TO ANY AND ALL
RECORDED MUSIC (BOTH RELEASED & UNRELEASED)
THAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT
here to request Chris Taylor on your radio station!
MISCELLANEOUS SOLO DEMO CASSETTES
(dozens; uncatalogued; unavailable to the public)
SO MUCH FOR THE BLUES
recorded on 4-track and very limited edition release, mostly
in San Antonio, TX.
Highlights include chains of shame and around
the world. File under Chris Taylor.
PLACE TO HIDE AWAY, VOL 1 & 2
Chris Taylor & Matt Slocum
Recorded at Phil Loveladys (situation taboo) kitchen
table on a 4-track and dubbed to cassette. Masters were
ruined when left in a box in the washroom and leaking water
destroyed the cassettes! About fifty copies were sold between
Texas and True Tunes Record Store in Wheaton, IL.
SIMPLE THINGS CONFOUND THE WISE MAN
Chris Taylor & Windows
recorded in New Braunfels, TX. live to 2-Track by Carl Nowatny
in a small shack called Walk on Water Studio. Marks
first appearance by Matt Slocum (sixpence) on guitar.
Chris Dodds played the drums, TJ Behling played bass, and
Mike Acevedo guested on guitar. File under Chris Taylor
& Windows. Mostly sold in Texas and through True
Tunes Record store in Wheaton, IL.
LOVE & RHYTHM RADIO SINGLE
Chris Taylor & Windows
Made it to the ACM JOURNAL VOL 2 disc of indie music. Track
taken from the simple things project.
Taylor also provides the artwork for the cds cover.
Band changes name to LOVE COMA and in June and July begin
to record songs for a new independent project. Recorded
by Donnie Meals at Edit Point Studios in San Antonio, TX. New
bass player in Jeff Duncan; Slocum and Dodds still on board.
Released regionally in 1993 as a cassette-only release.
02. WHAT'S BEHIND THOSE EYES
08. 2 1/2
10. ON MY WAY
WHATS BEHIND THOSE EYES RADIO SINGLE
premiered on the ACM JOURNAL VOL 3 disc. Original
version can be found on soul rash.
Special Thanks to Tom Stephenson.
Thanks to John Thompson (of True Tunes) LOVE COMA gets a
second chance and a distribution deal. They redo the
albums artwork (both the original and new covers by
Paul Soupiset) and begin to cause controversy in the marketplace. (side
note: That was not our intention, I just
am a bit more visual than most of these conservative bands
I wanted the cover to be very descriptive of the bands
name, said Taylor.)
02. WHAT'S BEHIND THOSE EYES
08. 2 1/2
10. ON MY WAY
Recorded with Donnie Meals @ Edit Point Studios. Tracks
included strangers clothes, astronaut
and goodbye as well as many others. Matt
Slocum plays on many of these tracks. Also Jim Skinner
played guitar on several tracks as well. Chris Dodds played
drums, Jeff Duncan played bass. As of today, no one
knows where the master tapes are.
Love Coma (appeared alongside other artists)
' Heartwideopen,' 'Doubt,' and 'Disappear,' appeared on
the Etcetera Sampler (Compilation CD), Etcetera Records,
(recorded live to DAT. Released on cassette only.)
Recorded much like the Lo- Fi Project where friends were
brought in to play songs they never heard before.
The music is very acoustic and laid back. Tracks feature
everyone from Matt Slocum on guitar, Paul Soupiset singing
and playing guitar, Shane Kyle on tape recorder, Phil Lovelady
on acoustic guitar, Bryan Slagle on acoustic guitar, Patrick
Steele on percussion, Chris Dodds on drums and more.
It was here that Wonderful Thing, jigsawman,
and swing your dress was born. Once again
engineered by Donnie Meals and produced by Chris Taylor.
LANGUAGE OF FOOLS
The band signs to R.E.X. Music and travels to Sacramento,
CA. to work with producer Mike Roe of the 77s.
Chris Mattingly replaces Slocum on guitar, Duncan on bass,
Dodds on drums. Roe plays guitar on she was
and spinning through the night which was a hidden
track (77- get it?) and guested English writer and poet
Steve Scott onselfless and 77s bass player
Mark Harmon on Wednesday.
INTRODUCING LOVE COMA RADIO COMPILATION
Featuring music and interview from Randy Stonehill and Tammy
Trent along with these new kids on the R.E.X. block called
Love Coma. The bands featured tracks are tomorrow
takes too long and astronaut. Both
versions can be found on language of fools. Plus has
an interview with Taylor and song IDs. This CD
was never for sale.
Love Coma lands tomorrow takes too long as the
first track on this compilation CD featuring another Taylor-
the genius Steve Taylor, Carolyn Arends, Michael W. Smith
SIX UNRELEASED TRACKS
band entered Edit Point Studio with Donnie Meals to record
all new material. jesus is alive, youre
just another angel who cant get no sleep, starfield
frequency, hands untied, rain petals
& a rockinremake of the price of failure.
Some of these tracks may have surfaced because of
Taylor himself dubbing them off or people who are looking
for some hard to come by music.
THE FLU SESSION!
(recorded to DAT, dubbed to cassette)
File under Love Coma.
Called the FLU SESSION because Taylor was extremely sick
but chose to record anyway (since it was for free).
Matt Slocum had set up a makeshift recording studio in New
Braunfels an invited us to come and record some tunes.
The band was Taylor, Dodds on drums, Matt Odom played bass
and Chris Mattingly played lead guitar. The track
list includes Jesus is alive, all along
the watchtower, laughing in the face of love
and the price of failure.
Master DAT not found.
TAYLOR DEMOS FOR BRENT BOURGEOIS
These songs were written as solo demos just after breaking
up Love Coma. The
tracklist includes good thing, bright
and morning star, swimming &
spectacular murder. Brent chose the former
two to record as demos for
Word Records in Nashville,TN.
BRIGHT & MORNING STAR RADIO SINGLE
MINDYS REVENGE compilation CD
Recorded for the MINDYS REVENGE compilation CD put
Word/Epic Records. Recorded @ Salt Mine Studios in
Nashville by Craig Hansen. Matt Slocum plays the lead
guitar, Bourgeois sings background vocals.
GOOD THING SINGLE
Taylor signs a recording contract with Rhythm House Records
and they put out the two demos shelved after chosing not
to sign with Word Records. morning star
and good thing. The CD features to different
edits of each track.
02. GOOD THING [RADIO EDIT]
03. BRIGHT & MORNING STAR
04. BRIGHT & MORNING STAR [RADIO EDIT]
7-BALL MAGAZINES GAS COLLECTION #5
This compilation CD featured the full (6:14) version of
CMC STAGE/ATLANTA FEST 98
Once again, good thing was chosen for this compilation. The
Chris Taylor Band performed at the festival with Riki Michele
on background vocals, immediately after their performance,
thunder storms crashed down on the festival grounds.
STUDENT ENGINEERING CLASS
(recorded on A-DAT,dubbed to cassette & salvaged on
Recorded @ Edit Point Studio by unidentified student engineers.
The song Taylor chose to record was a new one called something
about free willand has never appeared on any release
although, Taylor has publicly stated he rather liked this
recorded version. The band consisted of Chris Dodds
on drums, Levi White on bass, Mike Atkins played keyboards
while Taylor played acoustic guitar and sang.
DOWN GOES THE DAY
(CD & CASSETTE)
Produced by Steve Dady, Matt Slocum guests on guitar and
cello. Riki Michele (of Adam Again) guest vocals on
the title track and seahorse. Available
through Rhythm House Records. There was a limited
edition prerelease with different artwork for the cover
and featured salt of the earth as track 11,
instead of the hidden track it was on the official release.
GOD ONLY KNOWS
02. ANOTHER WITNESS
03. JESUS IS ALIVE
04. ALREADY FORGOTTEN THE NAME
05. WHAT DO YOU WANT
06. LEARN TO PRAY
08. THE RIGHT SHOES
09. DEEP REASONS WHY (IT JUST IS)
10. DOWN GOES THE DAY
11. BONUS TRACK: SALT OF THE EARTH
DEEP REASONS WHY RADIO SINGLE
Art work features our very own Got Milk? triplets
and has the original version
ofdeep reasons why (it just is).
LEARN TO PRAY + FULL RELEASE RADIO SINGLE
Release of entire Down Goes The Day, fronted with radio-ready
version of Learn to Pray
DIAMANTE EXTREME MUSIC COMPILATION
God Only Knowsfrom down goes the day
was chosen along side The Galactic
Cowboys and Ty Tabor for this rockinCD
LATE NIGHT DEMOS
(live to dat)
Levi White records Taylor in a late night session at Edit
Point. Track list
includes: got His eyes on you, love
is best, people get ready- yes,
that one, & sick and tired of sick and tired.
Taylor doubled himself on
guitar and harmonica. None of these songs have been
DEMOS FOR A STRAIGHT UP GOSPEL RECORD
(recorded to minidisc)
This project was put on indefinite hold by Rhythm House.
Track listing includes: all the ways of man,
december, send me a friend, gods
fools, oxygen of the gospel, for
the good of those that love him, higher ground,
I am not defeated, man is
edges of His waysand a song written by Paul
Soupiset called 121. These songs were
performed on acoustic guitar and
vocal only. Paul Soupiset doubled the acoustic on
several tracks. (Jan
THE TRUE TUNES RECORDS 99 SUMMER FESTIVAL SAMPLER
Jesus is alive appeared as a bonus cut on this
seven song compilation. The version on this CD is
identical to the version found on down goes the day.
LIVINGROOM SESSION DEMOS
(minidisc to CD master)
Recorded by Taylor at his home in San Antonio. Track
listing includes:ravish my heart, sundown,
high on love, watching over you,
over, grace,speed,urgency, know
what youre made of, bus stop, sing
yourself through slavery, accidental charm/take
one and a rough demo of trouble for the world.
Most of the songs are acoustic in nature, though several
guest appearances by
Lady Jane Gray, Justin Graves and Shane Kyle, as well as
Ruben V on acoustic
guitar. It also includes several live versions of
cover tunes sweet thing
(by Van Morrison) and inner city blues (by Marvin
Gaye). The latter was
recorded in Austin, TX while opening for the 77s and
features a scorching
lead guitar by Richard Kentopp.
WORTHLESS PURSUIT OF THINGS ON THE EARTH
edition prerelease and official release in late
summer. Recorded in Nashville and produced by Rick
Elias and Mark Robertson.
Engineered by Jordan Richter. Kevin Max (of dc talk)guests
ground and a power packed band includes Jimmy A. on
guitar,Aaron Smith on
drums, Rick Elias plays keys and guitars, Mark Robertson
plays bass and some
guitars, Sarah Hoover sings and plays cello.
WORTHLESS PURSUIT (Radio Single)
02. ACCIDENTAL CHARM
03. WONDERFUL THING
04. HOLE IN MY HEAD
05. BLEEDING HEARTS CLUB
06. SECRET OF THE UNIVERSE (Radio Single)
07. THIRTY THREE
08. THE RIVER
09. SAD DAY IN HEAVEN
10. HIGHER GROUND (Radio Single)
11. BONUS TRACK: WORTHLESS PURSUIT (ROCK MIX)
ONE MAN DOWN/CHRIS TAYLOR BAND LIVE
First in a series of eternal gypsy bootlegs
and features tracks taken from live dates while on tour
with Waterdeep. Not available in any stores, can only
get it through the web site.
02. SECRET OF THE UNIVERSE
03. THIRTY THREE
04. SAD DAY IN HEAVEN
05. WONDERFUL THING
06. HIGHER GROUND
07. BLEEDING HEARTS CLUB
08. HIGH ON LOVE
09. THE RIVER
10. WATCHING OVER YOU
11. DOWN GOES THE DAY/AMAZING GRACE
WE THE LIVING/ VOL 2
A compilation cd featuring a haunting Taylor track called
swimming dedicated to one of Taylors heroes
in the late Jeff Buckley. Chris'
tribute to the late Jeff Buckley appears as the closing
track on We The Living Volume II compilation CD.
THE LO-FI PROJECT (PREMIX/PREMASTER ETERNAL GYPSY RELEASE)
eternal gypsy bootleg vault. All new songs
recorded at Cactus Country Studios in San Antonio, TX. When
we say lo-fi, we mean it.
THE JOY OF MOVEMENT
02. COURAGE TO CRAWL
03. UNKNOWN HOUR
04. I AM THE LEAST IN MY FATHERS HOUSE
05. GRACE, SPEED, URGENCY
06. SEND ME A FRIEND
07. TROUBLE FOR THE WORLD
08. SOFT PLACE TO FALL
10. BEFORE OUR WEDDING DAY
(not available to purchase.
Listen to it at the christaylormusic.com
[Radio remix by Marius Perron.]
DEEP BLUE SEA - CHRIS TAYLOR SAMPLER VOLUME 1
sampler showcasing some of Taylor's projects at the time;
a stopgap until Lo-Fi and Brand New Ache were officially
Clear Blue Goodbye
2. Heres to the Losers
Bless Them All
3. Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
4. Oxygen of the Gospel
5. Trouble for the World
6. Courage to Crawl
7. Thirty Three (live in austin, tx)
8. Bleeding Hearts Club (live in austin, tx featuring mike
9. Wednesday (night version)
10. Tomorrow Takes Too Long (1995)
BRAND NEW ACHE/ THE LO-FI PROJECT DOUBLE CD COLLECTOR