Steppin' Out

Album: Earth Crisis (1984)
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Songfacts®:

  • Steel Pulse is a politically charged reggae band that examined the perilous state of the world throughout their Earth Crisis album. But even revolutionaries need to let loose every now and then. "Steppin' Out" is a dance break, with the band belting out some joyful lyrics over their elastic grooves.
  • This was written by the group's frontman, David Hines, who sprinkled in some Arabian Nights imagery with his boasts:

    Open sesame, here comes Rasta man

    Climb Aladdin's ladder hotter reggae hot
  • This became one of Steel Pulse's most popular live songs, but it eventually wore thin on David Hines. In a 2019 Songfacts interview, Hines said: "I'd lose 'Steppin' Out' in a heartbeat if I could, but because of the fans, we keep it in.

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  • Master Trump from KyI'm just feeling good and listening to these songs of freedom that steal pulse sings and frees the people with music. The government oppression is so much that the tax payers can no longer bear.
    Like my brother Bob Marley sings the government can fool some people some times but they can't fool all the people all the time.
    Don't go to California where the corruption and oppression is occurring. They will put you in jail and starve you in their jails until you plead guilty with the help of the public pretender who coerces you to plea guilty of falsified charges and allegations.
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