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Trixter

Current Members(EDIT)

  • Peter Loran – Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
  • Steve Brown – Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals
  • P.J. Farley – Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals
  • Mark Scott – Drums, Percussion, Backing Vocals


Albums(EDIT)

  • Trixter (1990)
  • Hear! (1992)
  • Undercovers (1994)
  • Best of Trixter (2009)


Live Albums(EDIT)

  • Alive In Japan (2008)


Intro(EDIT)

Trixter is an American glam band formed in 1983. The band’s peak of success came in the early 1990’s. Soon after, they disbanded with the rise in popularity of grunge music.

The band was formed in Paramus, New Jersey, by Steve Brown and Peter Loran. About a year later, the band added drummer Mark Gus Scott, and they started playing live gigs. When bassist, P.J. Farley joined in 1988, the line-up was finalized; and in May of 1989, they band was signed to Mechanic / MCA Records.

The band released their debut album called, Trixter, in 1990. The album went Gold and peaked at number 28 on the Billboard 200 chart. The album contained the singles, Give It To Me Good, which peaked at number 65, Surrender, which peaked at number 72, and One In A Million, which peaked at number 75.

The band recorded a music video for the song, Give It To Me Good. Within a week, the song was number 1 on the MTV top 10 video countdown. The video stayed at number 1 for five straight weeks.

Still on tour, the band recorded a live music video for the song, One In A Million. The video was number 1 on MTV for 3 weeks in a row.

The third and final music video for the album was, Surrender. The song peaked at number 1 on MTV for two straight weeks.

After touring for 2 years with Stryper, Don Dokken, Poison, and the Scorpions, the band released their second album on October 13, 1992. The album was called Hear!. It peaked at number 109 on the Billboard 200 charts. The first single was, Road of A Thousand Dreams, which did well on rock radio. The next single, Rockin’ Horse, had a video to go along with it. To start touring for this album, the band opened for their idols, KISS. Then the band began a headlining club tour called, The Hear Club For Men Tour.


History(EDIT)

During the time the album was released, the grunge movement was taking off. Due to that, the album did not do well commercially. At this time, MCA Records dropped Trixter from their line-up.

In 1994, the band released, Undercovers. The album contained only cover songs. The album failed to chart because of the rising success of grunge music. To date, this was the last studio recording from the band.

After this album did not go well, the band went on hiatus.

In 2008, the band announced that they would be reuniting for the, Give It To You Good Tour. The tour started with the band headlining the Rocklahoma Festival and ended by selling out a headlining show in their home town.

A live album from the band was released in 2008. The album, Alive In Japan, was recorded from the two gigs in Japan the band had in support of the, ‘Hear’ tour. The album also had two new tracks, You Got It, and, When You Close Your Eyes.

In 2009, the band released a compilation album called, Best of Trixter. The album contained all the band’s biggest hits remastered.

The band has said that they are in the studio working on a new album due out in early 2010. This would be the band’s first studio album since 1994.

Some awards the band has gotten over the years is Best New Band by Hit Parader Magazine, Best Concert by Metal Edge Magazine, and The 29th Greatest Hair Band of All Time by VH1.


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34 Comments

  1. karlosthepirate Says:

    Trixter is by far the Best Live Rock Show that you will see! They may not have been as big as some of the other groups from that era but?trust me?they blow everyone else off the freakin stage! Not even close and I know that even most of those bands will agree!

  2. glamazon70 Says:

    Trixter kick major ass !!

  3. baz rose Says:

    Trixter kick ass!!!!!!!!! (L)

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  4. dominiquealexis Says:

    Trixter simply KICK ASS!!!

  5. logan 5 Says:

    My all time heroes … Trixter you ROCK!!!

  6. bigjohn170 Says:

    Great memories, thank you so much..

  7. way cool sr. Says:

    killer guitar player in this band

  8. sirpsyko Says:

    i LOVE this band so much the best rock band in the world!!

  9. stevie catt Says:

    Talk about memories, I caught a live show back in the day and the goosebumps are real today as they were then!

  10. dash Says:

    Wow!

  11. rockstar Says:

    Trixter kick ass!!!!!!!!! (L)

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  12. kyleevans17 Says:

    One of tishytoxic favorites :)

  13. krokusmaniac Says:

    Wish I had the presence of mind to remember any of Trixter’s live shows however, I used to get too wasted to remember a thing

  14. freddiefan Says:

    Those were the good old days!

  15. basquiat Says:

    u guys r sooooooooooo awesome

  16. JennaHatcher Says:

    The more I think of Trixter’s music, the more I like it.

  17. seanna Says:

    Has anyone seen a pic of what Trixter look like now. Amazing how much people change in 25 years

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  19. push845 Says:

    Can anyone remember who produced their debut album? I used to know but can’t think of who it was right now

  20. tabbithiey Says:

    Love Trixter <3

  21. wes petty Says:

    how did the band choose their “name, Trixter ?”

  22. sticky sweet Says:

    Trixter sind die besten Künstler der Welt

  23. RiffRaff Says:

    Trixter always made great music

  24. glamtrashrockstar23 Says:

    Trixter had one song that would always grind on my nerves. so glad i haven’t heard it for so long and hope to never hear it again

  25. sleepinbuty Says:

    Im so surprised anyone paid them to record a second album coz the first was such crapola! I know lyocrow wouldn’t agree with me so lets just agree to disagree :)

  26. ALEroxxx Says:

    Please come to Athens, Greece!!!

  27. recom Says:

    Im so surprised anyone paid them to record a second album coz the first was such crapola! I know jen7738 wouldn’t agree with me so lets just agree to disagree :)

  28. Joe Fickle Says:

    i LOVE this band so much the best rock band in the world!!

  29. heyimvirginia Says:

    The first album of Trixter is the best, but his music is fucking good!!!!!!!!!!

  30. rattailjimmy Says:

    Talk about memories, I caught a live show back in the day and the goosebumps are real today as they were then!

  31. studster Says:

    AWESOME band?one of the BEST EVER!!!!!

  32. Logan Lovesting Says:

    Trixter kick ass!!!!!!!!! (L)

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  33. kisssixx72 Says:

    AWESOME band?one of the BEST EVER!!!!!

  34. clawboy Says:

    great band and amazing musicians

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