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The Escape Club

  • The Escape Club was an English rock band based in London and formed in 1983
  • The band consisted of lead singer/rhythm guitarist Trevor Steel, guitarist John Holliday, bassist Johnnie Christo and drummer Milan Zekavica.
  • In 1986, they signed with EMI and recorded the album White Fields which was released in 1987.
  • Later in 1987 the group moved to Atlantic Records for their next album, Wild Wild West. The album was released in the summer of 1988. The first single, "Wild, Wild West" climbed to no. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and the song's distinctive video received a lot of MTV airplay.
  • In 1989 they released two further singles from Wild Wild West; "Shake For The Sheik", which climbed to no. 28, and "Walking Through Walls", which peaked at no. 81. Hitting their stride, The Escape Club had a cover single of The Doors' "20th Century Fox" on the The Wonder Years: Music From the Emmy Award-Winning Show & Its Era which also received long airplay on MTV. The band's official website reports that the song was produced by Ray Manzarek.
  • In 1990, the band returned to the studio to record their what would be their final album, Dollars & Sex which saw a March 1991 release. The first single, "Call It Poison" failed to crack the U.S. Top 40 which did not bode well for the quartet. Just when it seemed they would be considered a one-hit wonder, Atlantic Records next released the song "I'll Be There". The group said the song was heavily influenced by the 1990 box office hit movie Ghost. "I'll Be There" reached no. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100. The group disbanded in 1992.

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