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406. Worthless Pursuit of Things On the Earth – Chris Taylor

WORTHLESS PURSUIT OF THINGS ON THE EARTH (2000)

Chris Taylor

Former lead singer of the much under-appreciated alternative band, Love Coma, Chris Taylor has gone on to a solo career that has produced some incredible music. “Worthless Pursuit” is the strongest of the solo projects and easily qualifies as an AYSO.

Love Coma’s alternative rock gives way to a more Americana rock and roll for fans of Mike Roe, Robert Vaughan and the Dime Store Prophets. Acoustic based electric rock with a touch of southern soul. This mixed with creative and insightful lyrics makes for a strong project that still holds up well one decade later. There are also touches of World Party, Jeff Buckley and Bob Dylan. The album was actually nominated for a Dove Award.

Lyrical content attacks everything from modern materialism on the title track to a look at the life of Christ in Thirty-Three. “Sad Day in Heaven” looks at the pain the Lord feels when His people are unable to live lovingly toward each other.¬† Taylor’s penchant for writing extremely lengthy songs was tempered a bit on this project though most do hit near the 5 minute mark, but the songs are so strong the length is never really an issue.

 

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  1. TopekaRoy
    January 25, 2011 at 5:48 am

    Hey, I’m loving your list, so far.

    I have been looking on the internet everywhere for this album and can’t find anything on it except for your review here. It appears to be out of print and is not being sold as a digital download anywhere that I can find. Is there any chance you can convert it to .MP3s and post it on one of those file sharing sites so your readers could hear it?

    That would be great!

  2. TopekaRoy
    January 25, 2011 at 6:01 am

    Just realized I commented on the wrong post. I was talking about the John Fowler and Harpoon – Live Album. THAT’S the one I can’t find.

    • Mike
      December 21, 2011 at 7:22 pm

      Hi… I just saw your post while doing a search. I was the guitarist/arranger in Harpoon.

      I realize your post was almost a year ago but if you haven’t found the it I think I have the EP in MP3 format somewhere… so if you do by chance get to see my reply post I will be glad to email you the MP3s.

      GBU, Mike

  3. Shawn McLaughlin
    May 15, 2011 at 6:31 am

    Man…..this is a guh-RATE album. Definitely has some Jeff Buckley flavor to it.

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