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Trix for Treats

trixter.jpgHappy Friday the 13th glam fans!

To fight the bad vibes and superstition, we need to lighten things up around here. That means it's time for a little...Trixter!

Yes, Trixter.

The band was formed in 1984, but didn't released their self-titled debut until 1990. Trixter featured a few hits, including "Surrender" and "Give it to me Good."

Everyone always mocks Trixter, but I think they're a pretty good glam band. If you're not familiar, Trixter was lead singer Pete Loran, guitarist Steve Brown, bassist P.J. Farley and drummer Mark Scott.

Trixter also released two more discs, Hear in 1992 and Undercovers in 1994 (a cover album). Those release dates explain why Trixter didn't become a huge household name. By 1994, grunge was the wave of the future and having fun was no longer en vogue. I fully blame my generation for that  blunder.

According to, Farley was voted a top bass player by Metal Edge readers (1992).  He's still an active musician, with a full calendar of gigs. Farley teamed up with Steve Brown to form Throwman Rocks, which eventually became the band Soaked.

Just last year, Pete Loran and Mark Slaughter (!) guested on the new Liberty n' Justice album Soundtrack of a Soul.  By the way, there's also a ton of other glam artists on this Christian release including Sebastian Bach and Stephen Pearcy.

Back in the day Trixter toured with Warrant, Poison, Slaughter and the Scorpions. I wouldn't mind if the boys reunited for a special show during Rocklahoma. But hey, that's just me.





Reader Comments (4)

I am speechless. :)

April 13, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterHard Rock Hideout
I like Trixter! They were a very underated band! Peter Loran is an excellent vocalist! Yes, I agree, another band that was killed by the "Grunge" movement. Grunge still around today? NO! But a lot of these bands are! So...what kind of music really survived in the end?!
April 13, 2007 | Unregistered CommenteraXe mAn
I loved their cover CD.....great bit of rock for your head!
April 15, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterMista Bone
Trixter was huge during my senior year of high school (1990). The big hype was that they were all teenagers but we all know they lied about their age. The debut is decent, Hard Rock of the time. I haven't listened to the other two in quite some time, I picked them up used and cheap years ago and they have been collecting dust ever since. Trixter just didn't have staying power.
April 17, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterRhodeislandrock

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