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HES GONNA STEP ON YOU AGAIN

 
SONG & HIT DETAILS
 
Artist Name: THE PARTY BOYS
 
 
Song Author: John Kongos, Christos Demetriou
 
 
Year Recorded: 1971
 
SONG PROFILE
 
He's Gonna Step On You Again

Single by John Kongos
from the album Kongos
B-side "Sometimes It's Not Enough"
Released 1971
Format 7" 45rpm
Genre Glam rock
Length 4:24
Label Fly
Writer(s) John Kongos, Christos Demetriou
Producer Gus Dudgeon (Tuesday Productions)

"He's Gonna Step On You Again" (aka "Step On") was a hit single, written and performed by John Kongos in 1971.

It is cited in the Guinness Book of Records as being the first ever song to have used a sample, however according to the sleeve note of the CD reissue of the Kongos album, it is actually a tape loop of African drumming; and the use of tape loops and instruments using prerecorded samples such as the Mellotron and Optigan were well established by this time.

In the UK Singles Chart it entered on 22 May 1971, reached Number 4 and spent fourteen weeks in the charts.

Happy Mondays covered the song, retitling it "Step On" in 1990.It became their biggest-selling single, peaking at Number 5 in the UK and even making it on to the Billboard Hot 100 chart at Number 57.

Single by The Party Boys
from the album The Party Boys
B-side "Small Talk"
Released June 1987
Format 7" 45rpm
Recorded Early 1987
EMI Studios 301, Sydney
Genre Australian rock
Length 4:08
Label CBS
Writer(s) John Kongos, Christos Demetriou
Producer Alan Lancaster, John Brewster, Paul Christie

In 1987 three Australian bands The Party Boys, Chantoozies and Exploding White Mice (as the B-side to their "Blaze of Glory" single) each released their own cover version.

The Party Boys' single peaked at No. 1 in June on the Australian Music Report Chart while the Chantoozies version reached No. 36. The Party Boys also reached No. 10 on the New Zealand Singles Chart.

1987 Australian versions"He's Gonna Step On You Again"
Single by The Party Boys
from the album The Party Boys
B-side "Small Talk"
Released June 1987
Format 7" 45rpm
Recorded Early 1987
EMI Studios 301, Sydney
Genre Australian rock
Length 4:08
Label CBS
Writer(s) John Kongos, Christos Demetriou
Producer Alan Lancaster, John Brewster, Paul Christie
The Party Boys singles chronology
"Kashmir" (1984) "He's Gonna Step On You Again"
(1987) "Hold Your Head Up"
(1987)

In 1987 three Australian bands The Party Boys, Chantoozies and Exploding White Mice each released their own cover version of "He's Gonna Step On You Again". The Party Boys' single was issued in June, which peaked at No. 1, for two weeks, in late July on the Australian Music Report Chart while the Chantoozies version reached No. 36.

The Party Boys were an Australian rock band with a floating membership that mostly performed cover versions and existed from 1982 until 1992.

By 1987 the members were Kevin Borich on guitar and backing vocals, John Brewster on guitar and backing vocals, Paul Christie on drums and backing vocals, Richard Harvey on drums, Alan Lancaster on bass guitar and backing vocals, and John Swan on lead vocals.Their version also reached No. 10 on the New Zealand Singles Chart.

The Party Boys also recorded a 12" single, "He's Gonna Step On You Again (Stomp Mix)" with Nick Mainsbridge remixing, which was backed by "She's a Mystery".

Chantoozies were a pop group active from 1986 to 1991. The band featured four female singers: Eve von Bibra, Angie La Bozzetta, Ally Fowler and Tottie Goldsmith; and four male musicians: Brett Goldsmith on bass guitar, keyboards and programming, Scott Griffiths on keyboards and programming, Frank McKoy on lead vocals and guitar, and David Reyne on drums and backing vocals.

Exploding White Mice were a punk-pop band from 1983 and by 1987 had a line-up of Paul Gilchrist on vocals, Andy MacQueen on bass guitar, David Bunney on drums, Giles Barrow on rhythm guitar and Jeff Stephens on guitar.[6][7] Exploding White Mice issued their version as the B-side of their "Blaze of Glory" single on Adelaide's Greasy Pop Records.