New York City alternative metal band the Step Kings
was formed in February of 1997 by singer/bassist Bob McLynn, guitarist Fern, and drummer Mike Watt
. After releasing their first EP, Seven Easy Steps, the group spent the next two years on the road, touring in support of Stormtroopers of Death and Vision of Disorder; multi-instrumentalist Bo Bailey
signed on following completion of 2000's Let's Get It On
, the Step Kings
' debut for new label Roadrunner.