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39 Steps - Slip Into The Crowd

Format: LP
Label: TGO (Tony Green Organization) TGLP-006
Year: 1987
Origin: Montréal, Québec, 🇨🇦
Genre: rock, goth
Value of Original Title: $15.00
Make Inquiry/purchase: email ryder@robertwilliston.com
Release Type: Albums
Websites:  https://39steps.bandcamp.com/album/slip-into-the-crowd-digitally-re-mastered-2013
Playlist: Rock Room, Quebec, 1980's


Side 1

Track Name
Slip into the Crowd
The Last Time
Stay Faithless

Side 2

Track Name
Sex in Miami
Mister You're a Better Man Than I
Freak Show
The First, The Last


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39 Steps -Step Into the Crowd LABEL 02

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39 Steps -Step Into the Crowd BACK

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Slip Into The Crowd


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Chris Barry and Robert Williston present this album digitally transferred from minty vinyl by Ryder on Feb 28, 2024. You can go to the bandcamp page to get the remastered 2013 versions for some of the tracks. However, 'The Last Time', 'Mister, You're a Better Man Than I', and 'First The Last' sound better here, at least until Chris replaces the bandcamp files with these updated tracks.

39 Steps formed out of the ashes of The 222's. At age 15 and still in Junior High School, singer Chris Barry started his music career by launching the Montreal band The 222's. After the release of two singles and an recording an aborted LP for a Montreal drug lord (who wanted the band to release a pop record), The 222's high tailed it out of Montreal to Toronto where they weren't able to sustain themselves. Chris Barry headed to England where he would team up with ex-Sex Pistols bassist Glen Matlock but the two didn't see eye to eye and instead, with Barry living in squalor in vacant flats and the English tubeway system he joined the Southern Death Cult following Ian Astbury's departure. The band was ill equipped and folded once Astbury decided to take part of their name and form The Cult. With Barry now unemployed and broke, he returned to North America and reformed the 222's in Montreal with former members Pierre Major and Joe Cerratto. With the addition of Gagne and Paul they became 39 Steps (after the movie of the same name). In 1984, six months after their formation, they recorded and released a self-titled EP on Line Records. With a move to New York City instigated by ex-Montreal patriot and manager Steven Shipp (Bootsauce, Cycle Sluts From Hell), and in 1985 they answered a cattle call for a band to appear in Woody Allen's 'Hannah And Her Sisters'. They sent a tape and photo, auditioned for Allen and performed their song "Slip Into The Crowd" at CBGB's in the film. After touring the EP and gaining MTV exposure, a full length album called 'Slip Into The Crowd' followed in 1987 on RCA Records out of New York. They were soon dropped by RCA and then signed to Chrysalis in 1989, but Chrysalis wanted another Slaughter to add to their roster and 39 Steps took exception to the insult. Despite recording with Blondie's Chris Stein, no album released and a protracted 2 year battle ensued. 39 Steps decided to wait out the length of the contract. In 1991, Joan Jett saw the band and became a fan. The group still had control over the Chris Stein material and headed back into the studio with Jett's producer John Alosa and engineer Glen Robinson (13 Engines, GWAR, VoiVod) to produce their long awaited follow up 'Neon Bible' in 1993. "(All Roads Lead To) Babylon" was released as the single/video which received moderate rotation on MTV, but it seemed that 39 Steps aggro-rock had passed its prime with the onslaught of the grunge movement. Chris Barry is currently with a new act called Acrylic.

Chris Barry: vocals
Pierre Major: guitar
Richard Paul: guitar
Joe Ceratto: bass
André Gagné: drums

Written by Chris Barry and Pierre Major
Produced by 39 Steps
Recorded and mixed at various times in Studio Victor, between Nov 1985 and January 1987, Montreal, Quebec

Front cover photography by Anthony Wolfe
Cover artwork by Stephen Sprouse and Carolle Larue, 1987


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