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The Escape Club

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The Escape Club was a band based in London, England that formed in 1983. The band consisted of lead singer/rhythm guitarist Trevor Steel, guitarist John Holliday, bassist Johnnie Christo and drummer Milan Zekavica. They’re perhaps best known for the two smash influenced singles “Wild,Wild West” and “I’ll Be There”, the former single becoming a number one U.S. pop hit.

In 1986, the band signed with EMI, and they subsequently recorded their first album, White Fields. which was released in 1987. Later in 1987, the group moved to Atlantic Records, frustrated with their mix of hook-filled with dance music failing to break into the mainstream. Their next album, Wild Wild West, was released by Atlantic Records in the summer of 1988.

The first single, “Wild Wild West” (also known as “Wild,Wild West”), climbed to the number one slot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song’s distinctive video also received a lot of MTV airplay. According to the Wild Wild West Songfacts, the song distinguished the Escape Club as being the only British group to have charted number one in the U.S. while never charting at all in the U.K.

In 1989, the group released two further singles from Wild Wild West: “Shake For The Sheik”, which climbed to number 28, and “Walking Through Walls”, which peaked at number 81.

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  • crazychrisr92

    Album is Wild Wild West, song is Wild, Wild West <3

    7 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Gilbo79

    Hi, these guys are going to play in London at the infamous 100 Club on August 10th, playing the White Fields album, see their FaceBook page or pledgemusic.com/theescapeclub for details and other goodies including signed copies of The White Fields album

    17 Apr 2013 Reply
  • promisedeyes

    I love them!

    2 May 2011 Reply
  • Sutsuga_Red

    i love this band, it is a childhood favorite of mine.

    30 Oct 2010 Reply
  • Cheekeemunkee

    love "goodbye joey rae"...i'm kinda surprised it was never a hit...

    7 Nov 2009 Reply
  • SWP267

    i don't want wild wild west ... commas or not 8-) i want walking through walls ... am i the only one who lkes that song ??? i can't find it anywhere .... * whine whine * how do we get songs on here we want to hear ?? *whine some more ** ;-)

    4 Aug 2009 Reply
  • WarriorJones

    Get on your boots. Yeah.

    2 Mar 2009 Reply
  • DanAbnrml9

    When I was 9, Wild Wild West was my favorite song, but I didn't have any money. I would bring my boom box with me in the car and wait for it to come on and tape it on the open mic while it was playing through the car speakers. It sounded like total ass but it was my only way of capturing the excitement. The song's dated badly but it still takes me back to 1989.

    1 Sep 2007 Reply
  • FuzzyPlushroom

    Man oh man. Escape Club isn't auto-redirected here, and nobody can seem to decide whether Wild, Wild West has a comma. Aaaargh!

    7 Jun 2007 Reply