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STEP KINGS - 3 The Hard Way

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STEP KINGS: 3 The Hard Way
New York City's Step Kings are one of the hardest working bands out there. Formed in 1997, the group - consisting of vocalist/bassist Bob McLynn, vocalist/guitarist Fern, and drummer Mike Watt - released an EP (Seven Easy Steps) and then spent two years (we repeat: two years) on the road, supporting bands like Vision Of Disorder and S.O.D. In 1999, the Kings recorded and released their first full-length, Let's Get It On and released it through Fantastic Plastic Records. The album was eventually picked up and re-released by Roadrunner in 2000 and the band toured like a bunch of caffeine-clogged gypsies, logging time with everyone from Slipknot to Insane Clown Posse. With that kind experience under its belt, it's no wonder why the band's We Put Out-Fantastic Plastic Records debut, 3 The Hard Way, is so damn solid; this group has matured on every possible level. "California," "Helicopters," "Zeros And Ones," "Nucleus" and the title track are all equally worth your attention and should bring the Step Kings the success they so rightfully deserve.
- Kevin Boyce: CMJ New Music Report Issue: 762 - May 13, 2002





 
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