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I Want To Be A Clone

8 Nov. 1990 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 8 Nov. 1990
  • Release Date: 8 Nov. 1990
  • Label: EMI CMG
  • Copyright: (C) 1990 Sparrow Records
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  • Total Length: 17:12
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  • ASIN: B001J697SK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 245,728 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By C. R. Turford on 8 Feb. 2009
Format: MP3 Download
This mini-album launched Steve Taylor's career. The title track (I Want To Be A Clone) perfectly sums up what his music is all about: great tunes, catchy choruses, and witty lyrics that mock both the religious and secular worlds.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
From the start he was witty, sarcastic and ahead of his time! 1 Dec. 2005
By David E. Scott - Published on
Format: Audio CD
Steve Taylor got my attention (and became an instant hero) when I first heard his music on a Christian countdown radio show. He was unlike anything in Christian (or secular) music and was a breath of fresh air. Way ahead of his time musically (one of the first white people to "rap" on a record, for example), and all over the map, this album gave a taste of what was to come.

What really set him apart was his deep, and clever lyrics. At a time when CCM had turned into a sickly sweet, "Jesus loves me and life is perfect" lie, Steve was brave and stupid enough to tell the truth and say that "the emperor has no clothes". He didn't just "preach to the choir", he preached AT the choir. He lambasted and ridiculed fakes and phonies inside and outside the church. He took on fake Christians keeping up appearances, rigid legalists squeezing new Christians into their mold, panderinging politicians, the newly emerging negative "rap culture", "liberal" Christians cheapening grace and declaring "all things permissible", people running the "rat race" who didn't know why, the reality of death and more, all in a 6 song EP! He told the honest, sometimes ugly truth in a snappy way. Even this early on, no one could "turn a phrase" like Steve. And though much of his later work is more well known, and maybe not so 1980's sounding, THIS IS STILL MY FAVORITE from Steve.

It is amazing this rebel, or should I say MODERN DAY PROPHET, survived, and almost thrived for awhile. He made me feel that there just might be a place in God's kingdom for a believing but disillusioned smart-elick PK like me. 20 plus years later, I'm still telling the truth to saint and sinner alike and pointing folks to the truth of Jesus. Thanks Steve. May the frustrated idealist in Steve and us all never die (this side of heaven) and may he give us some new musings in lyrical form either on his own, with the Newsboys, or with someone else! Whether he's being a roaring lamb or roaring at the lambs, we need a new word (though the old words have aged well and need to be reheard).

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Track Listing 3 April 2013
By MrCD - Published on
Format: Audio CD
1."Steeplechase" - 1:25
2."I Want to Be a Clone" - 2:30
3."Whatever Happened to Sin?" - 3:07
4."Written Guarantee" - 2:36
5."Bad Rap (Who You Tryin' to Kid' Kid?)" - 3:00
6."Whatcha Gonna Do When Your Numbers Up?" - 4:12
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Outstanding 23 Sept. 2013
By Messiah's Misfit - Published on
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I swear Steve Taylor wrote the song "Steeplechase" about me! This hard hitting Christian album is second to none. It is enjoyable, uplifting, yet serious and points out several flaws in Christians and the Church without being condemning. This is a real eyeopener and an album for those who seek to live the convictions of the Christian message. This album has more of a "Bowie" tone to my ear, but that is just me. This is one of my all-time favorite Christian albums and Steve Taylor is awesome.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Couldn't have said it better. 31 July 2011
By Larry Gill - Published on
Format: Audio CD
I flipped when I first heard this in '83 or '84. Wow, what cool tunes, and the messages are long overdue, with just what the church and world need to hear. He covers it all, from christian 'uniformity' to the reality of death. The humor and wittiness used on this debut lp is unheard of in ccm, and still amazes me even now, years later. If this is not re-issued yet on cd, it should be! It really breathed new life into the christian music scene.
One of the best artists of the 1980s 31 Dec. 2012
By Todd Olsen - Published on
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This brings back a lot of memories. This is one of the first, non-disco, Christian artists to come out in the '80s and he was great. I have worn my cassette tape out and needed the CD to replace it. Steve Taylor is considered the grandfather of Christian alternative rock and is, in my opinion, one of the greatest writers of Chritian lyrics.
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