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The First Steps



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The FIRST STEPS came from Worlington,Suffolk,UK.

Brothers Chris (Bass,vocal)and Jem Murrell (Drums) along with brothers Phil (Guitar,vocal) and Jon Thornalley (Manager,Producer) made up the band.

In 1979 they released their first single “The Beat Is Back” on their own English Rose Records.A punchy PunkPop 4 chord tune backed by 2 other songs ‘Let’s Go Cuboids’ and ‘She Ain’t In Love With You’.

At the time there was interest in ‘The Beat is Back’ from BBC Radio One (the UK’s biggest station) with plays by legendary DJ John Peel and also Mike Read.

The follow up single released the next year ‘Anywhere Else But Here’ floundered and finished the band.The single came with 2 extra tracks the comedy plea ‘Airplay’and ‘She Got The Noose’.(Joined by Will Gosling on drums)

The band’s songwriters - Phil Thornalley and Chris Murrell - went on to write songs for the succesful 80’s pop group ‘Johnny Hates Jazz’.

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