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John Taylor Meltdown
album by John Taylor
Released 1999
Recorded 1992
Genre Pop, Dance
Length 11 tracks
Label B5 Records
Producer(s) John Taylor
Patty Palazzo
John Taylor

Meltdown is an album by John Taylor, released by B5 Records in 1999.

About the album[]

John Taylor wrote and co-produced all the songs on the album except for "Soul Fire", which was written by Reggae singer Lee Perry. Meltdown was recorded seven years previously in 1992 at the home of Taylor, just before the release of Duran Duran's The Wedding Album. The album was released on Taylor's own B5 record label, purchase through his own website Trust The Process.

The album was described by Taylor as "upbeat dance electronica with a hip hop influence", some of the lyrics reveal his disaffection with the Duran Duran lifestyle; he has said he came very near to leaving the band during that time, but was held back by the sudden success of "Ordinary World" and "Come Undone" in 1993.

Track listing[]

  1. "21st Century Teenager" (5:25)
  2. "Dis-Order" (3:53)
  3. "We've No Time (For One Another)" (3:48)
  4. "Soul Fire" (4:00)
  5. "Meltdown" (3:44)
  6. "Mister J" (4:02)
  7. "Fat Boy's Gone" (5:00)
  8. "King Porn" (4:04)
  9. "Lovers Afternoon" (4:14)
  10. "So Banal" (3:47)
  11. "Some Times" (5:26)


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