Happy 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!
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 http://pjfarley.com, 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.