Monday, December 28, 2009

Trixter - Discography

Trixter is an American hard rock band from Paramus, New Jersey. The band achieved moderate success in the early 1990s but disbanded for several years as glam metal lost mainstream popularity. The original members reunited in 2008 to tour and record new material. Trixter was formed in 1983 by Steve Brown and Peter Loran. After the addition of new drummer Mark Gus Scott in 1984, they played their first live gigs. In 1988 bassist PJ Farley joined Trixter, finalizing the lineup. In May 1989 the band landed a deal with Mechanic/MCA Records.

In September 1989 the band went to Hollywood to record their debut album with producer Bill Wray. Trixter was released in May 1990 with the song "Line of Fire" as the single for rock radio. The song slowly climbed the charts, reaching #1 on Z-Rocks Top 100 by July 1990.

Along with the release of the album, Trixter also filmed their first video for the song "Give It to Me Good". In September the band headed out on a nationwide tour and after two weeks they landed the opening slot for Stryper. In mid-October Trixter joined Don Dokken for another tour around the USA. It was on this tour that MTV added the video for "Give It to Me Good". Within one week the video was #1 on the Dial MTV top ten video countdown. The video stayed #1 for five weeks straight.

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Trixter - Trixter (1990)
Their self-titled debut album. It attained gold status, reaching #28 on the Billboard 200. The album did spawn three minor hit singles, "Give It to Me Good" (#65), "Surrender" (#72), and "One in a Million" (#75)

Tracks:
01. Line of Fire – 4:40
02. Heart of Steel – 4:11
03. One in a Million – 5:05
04. Surrender – 6:05
05. Give It to Me Good – 3:29
06. Only Young Once – 5:42
07. Bad Girl – 4:19
08. Always a Victim – 4:13
09. Play Rough – 4:04
10. You'll Never See Me Cryin – 5:00
11. Ride the Whip – 5:07
12. On and On – 5:03



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Trixter - Hear! (1992)

Tracks:
01. Road of a Thousand Dreams
02. Damn Good
03. Rockin Horse
04. Power Of Love
05. Runaway Train
06. Bloodrock
07. Waiting In That Line
08. Nobody's a Hero
09. Wild is The Heart
10. What it Takes
11. As The Candle Burns
12. On The Road Again

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Trixter - Undercovers (1994)
Undercovers (often misspelled Undercover) is an album of cover songs Released in 1994. The album failed to chart.

P.J. Farley - Bass, Percussion, Vocals, Drums, Producer, Engineer
Peter Loran - Guitar, Vocals
Mark Scott - Drums
Steve Brown - Bass, Guitar, Vocals, Engineer, Lap Steel Guitar, Producer, Harp, Dobro
Rob Ellis Karten - Piano, Organ (Hammond)

Tracks:
01. Pump It Up
02. 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover
03. Terrible Lie
04. Take the Long Way Home
05. Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
06. Revolution
07. 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover (Unplugged Version)
08. (You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party) (Live)

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Trixter - Alive in Japan (2008)
Mark Scott Drums
P.J. Farley Bass, Vocals
Pete Loran Vocals
Steve Brown Guitar, Vocals

Tracks:
01. Rockin' Horse
02. Heart Of Steel
03. Road Of A Thousand Dreams
04. Bloodrock
05. One In A Million
06. On The Road Again
07. Power Of Love
08. Ride The Whip
09. Nobody's A Hero
10. Line Of Fire
11. What It Takes
12. Give It To Me Good
13. You Got It (New Studio Track)
14. When You Close Your Eyes (New Studio Track)

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