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Artist: Arcade

Title: Arcade

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Arcade Arcade Album Cover


Category: Glam

Year: 1993

Label: Epic

Catalog Number: EK 53012


Stephen Pearcy lead vocals, rhythm guitars
Fred Coury drums and backing vocals
Michael Andrews bass guitar
Donny Ripper Syracuse rhythm and lead guitars
Frankie Wilsex rhythm and lead guitars


1.  Dancin' With The Angels  4:08
2.  Nothin' To Lose  4:38
3.  Calm Before The Storm  4:07
4.  Cry No More  5:34
5.  Screamin' S.O.S.  3:36
6.  Never Goin' Home  3:41
7.  Messed Up World  3:56
8.  All Shook Up  3:38
9.  So Good...So Bad...  4:38
10.  Livin' Dangerously  3:13
11.  Sons And Daughters  1:52
12.  Mother Blues  3:11
Total Running Time:  46:12

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Existing comments about this CD

From: Martha Date: February 16, 2001 at 14:24
this CD is true rock n roll! If you don't have it, You have to get it!

From: Wade Date: March 8, 2001 at 14:34
If you like Ratt, then here you go. 10

From: james farris Date: March 11, 2001 at 19:46
if you like this check out another albulm that fred coury drummed on. by tulsa recording artist james titles, (it sucks to be you )(just a little kiss)

From: tomcat Date: May 1, 2001 at 17:56
a highlight. still got my kicks out of this one; fantastic songs on this one.

From: scofenix Date: May 18, 2001 at 21:57
ya gotta own this one if you liked what the late 80's early 90's produced in the way of guitar-based rock

From: george Date: June 7, 2001 at 8:18
screamin' the best hard rock song i've ever listen

From: David Date: August 3, 2001 at 0:52
Tell me guys, is it as good as RATT?

From: Paulo-Fernandes Date: August 4, 2001 at 6:35
As good if not better, great songs all along.

From: T-BONE Date: August 11, 2001 at 17:03
This is a great cd. Pretty close to anything Ratt did musically and lyrically. Best of the 2 cd's by Arcade.

From: Jorge Date: August 26, 2001 at 17:40
Hey George, what the fuck were you smoking when listened this album???? Screamin' SOS is the worst song i've ever heard!!!!! Sounds like Metallica!! >:/

From: wadelink Date: October 24, 2001 at 14:58
i agree sos is by far not the best try-nothin to lose-angels-all shook up-if you like ratt youll love this i give a 10

From: dokken6008 Date: March 13, 2002 at 3:55
I'm not sure if I quite understand all of these Ratt comparsions. Yeah, Stephen Pearcy was in Ratt and here he is singing on a new band called Arcade but what does that mean? This is NOT Ratt; Ratt have done a lot better music than this. Having said all that, this is a pretty good cd and it takes a few listens to get used to it. The musicianship is very good but Pearcy's voice had gone started to go down the tubes in '93 (check out Ratt's 'Detonator' cd that came out just three years earlier).

From: Date: April 15, 2002 at 22:32
this is not ratt! if you want to be rocked then buy this cd! i'm a huge ratt fan, but this isn't like anything ratt ever did.

From: Desslar Date: April 16, 2002 at 1:56
Well, it's no Ratt, but it's OK. Don't bother with the follow-up, where they try to go grunge.

From: tom Date: May 11, 2002 at 12:01
anything with pearcy on rocks...but this album has some real killer tracks..and the cover is beautiful... one of my alltime faves

From: RichieRocker Date: June 1, 2002 at 13:52
Screamin S.O.S is such a rockin tune, I love this song the most, and dancin with the angels. If you like RATT than check this out.

From: Tony Date: June 28, 2002 at 11:30
It's not like you're gonna buy this and go "Holy crap what a departure from Ratt for Stephen Pearcy!!!". He has such a distinctive voice , good or bad, that anything he does has that Ratt like vibe to it. This is heavier than Ratt though and has some AC/DC influences roaming around in it. Good solid hard rock record though for those fans of the mid-90's who liked the heavier rock sound without catering to grunge.

From: hhhhhh Date: July 26, 2002 at 0:42

From: Steve T Date: July 29, 2002 at 7:43
This is an earthier feel than Ratt. Less polished and less flash and all the better for it. Stephen is great on this disc and the song Calm Before The Storm is just amazing.

From: M. Allen Date: August 15, 2002 at 14:32
This CD can be summed up thusly: Ratt meets Firehouse. The "Ratt" component can be heard in the vocals of Stephen Pearcy, but the music is slicker, more commercial & polished thanks to producer David Prater, who also handled the first two Firehouse albums. From pumping rockers to moving ballads, this band delivered the goods, creating one of the better melodic hard rock/metal releases of the early 90s. Say what you will, but ARCADE knew how to play the game.

From: Gar Date: August 25, 2002 at 19:46
Good,solid hard rock. I would compare it to RATT's DETONATOR album. Slick production, but it still rocks. "Cry No More" is the standout track.

From: Shoemaker Date: September 3, 2002 at 4:34
In fact "Cry no more" is the only good track on it.

From: J Scott Date: November 1, 2002 at 21:06
Solid cd. Nothing too specail though, but there's some good music on this. Again, solid 80's-early 90's music is better than crap that you here on the radio now.

From: Jason Date: November 30, 2002 at 7:07
Arcade did have a Ratt vibe to them but it was slightly different but still a great band...For those of you that don't know...Arcade released a 3rd cd titled...A/3-LIVE which is hard to find but worth searching for.

From: Blue Tequila Date: November 30, 2002 at 14:55
Ratt vibe, throw in some Skid Row, and maybe a hint of Cinderella and that's what I hear on this album. I don't really care for the song that seems to be getting all the raves, "Screamin' S.O.S.". My favorite track is "Dancin' With The Angels". You can really hear the strain in Pearcy's voice throughout the album, but it holds up ok. Overall I'm glad I bought this.

From: The Fizzy One Date: November 30, 2002 at 22:29
I actually think this is the best Pearcy's voice has been since Out of the Cellar or thereabouts. Some good tunes here, some decent ones, a couple fillers. I would classify it as an angrier Ratt, and a little bit sad at times. The Fizz Picks: "Nothin' to Lose," "Cry No More," "Messed Up World" (he talk-sings almost like Dave Mustaine, am I right?), "All Shook Up," "Livin' Dangerously" (funky-hard like Aerosmith) and "Mother BLues" (surprising vocals here.)

From: Blue Tequila Date: December 4, 2002 at 22:54
Quick question, is the Arcade version of "Mother Blues" the same as the one on RATT's Collage album?

From: Fizz Date: December 5, 2002 at 1:06
Probably, but I dunno for sure, not having the Collage album. Hang on a second, I just got an idea. RIght back.

From: Fizz Date: December 5, 2002 at 1:10
Ah, never mind. I thought I knew where i could find a clip of the Collage song, but can't. Like I said, it's probably the same song.

From: Fizz ... Again! Date: December 5, 2002 at 1:16
Aha! I just found the lyrics on the official Ratt website and it is indeed the same song. Now ya know.

From: Blue Tequila Date: December 5, 2002 at 9:46
I kind of thought it was. Probably some small changes but nothing real different I'm sure. I really like the Arcade version, but I'm not about to buy Collage just to find out. Thanks!

From: SPOTLIGHT Date: May 19, 2003 at 9:18
Ratt 2. 'Nuff said.

From: 80sMetal1 Date: May 22, 2003 at 17:36
Totally awesome cd. Real bass-heavy and a logic progression for Pearcy after he left Ratt. Just about every song on here rocks, esp. Dancin With The Angels, Nothin To Lose, Never Goin Home, and Calm Before The Storm. Buy this one, but not A/2, since that one is very grungy and downtuned.

From: tomcat Date: August 26, 2003 at 4:16
superb release, was impressed when i heard it in 1993, now a decade later i'm still rockin' with this cd... we all know anything with pearcy ROCKS bigtime amen

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From: Whiplash1972 Date: October 19, 2003 at 1:26
Excellent disc. "Nothin' to Lose" , "Cry No More", and "Mother Blues" are my faves.If you're a fan of Ratt, or just Stephen Pearcy's vocals in general, you should love this disc!

From: mac Date: November 9, 2003 at 14:51
this guys rocks!!! from the beggining til the end a heavy/glam/hard rock master piece. from the power ballads such as cry no more and so good so bad to havy tunes like nothing to lose, and dancing with the anegels one of the best albums i´ve ever had. Pearcy´s voice its more loudy than ratt albums....

From: Harvey Date: November 26, 2003 at 19:14
In my youth Ratt were, for a long time, my favourite band. Arcade, however, were fucking terrible!! If you like this band then clearly you have too much time on your hands. Buy Out Of The Cellar and Invasion Of your Privacy instead.

From: Harvey Date: November 26, 2003 at 19:17
P.S. Mother Blues is the worst song I've ever heard. Imagine Gonzo from the Muppets covering a Barry Manilow song and you're pretty much there.

From: D.C. Date: February 4, 2004 at 1:31
Don't rag on what you don't understand. The lineup of musicians thrown together for this record was more different than anyone knows about. This album was fun for some guys that needed it. So don't knock it. The record that followed really isn't important. This was the one they needed to do, and it was damn good. So if you don't like it, BITE ME!

From: D.C. Date: February 4, 2004 at 1:46
One more comment I need to make for "harvey", if that is your real name, if you could detail songs like you probably do gay porn, then maybe you would have noticed that Mother's blue's had a significant meaning to it. So get the jizzum out of your ears and start appreciating music with a special meaning. So stop dreaming about a homo like barry maniblow and learn some respect. Thank you and goodnight.

From: Dan Friml Date: March 8, 2004 at 7:41
I had this CD a few years back, then it disappeared somewhere.... and today I'm walking through the town and what a surprise. I saw this album in used CDs shop. I bought it and I fell in love... Again! Stephen fucking rocks!

From: Johnny Thunders Date: April 23, 2004 at 17:57
Pearcy's best snarl! I've got 4,000 cd's and this always find's a way into the old cd player.Great driving guitar,stripped down production,and the best thing Stephen's done since out out of the cellar.Mother blues is great(the instrumental part on the remaster sounds clear as hell)and even the ballads are strong.One of my faves of ALL TIME.GET IT!!

From: Big Papa K Date: June 23, 2004 at 2:20
Pretty good cd by Pearcy's then new band. Nothin' To Lose is a great track and there are some others that are also strong, but just one of those albums that gets lost in the shuffle. 7/10

From: love metal Date: July 21, 2004 at 17:48
i like ratt but i loved this, it was a little more blues sounding to me. i like it alot better than ratt's "dancing undercover" or "reach for the sky". But not as good as "out of the cellar".

From: Kip Date: September 10, 2004 at 3:42
I don't know the album well enough to rate it, but I will say I really like the first 5 songs a lot, especially tracks 4 and 5. Any fan of Ratt should have this in their collection!

From: CC Date: October 16, 2004 at 19:16
Really cool album,typical Ratt inspired sleaze with punky edge. In Europe this album was called "Calm before the storm" just in case anyone out there thinks it might be a different album!

From: Artie Date: December 6, 2004 at 11:55
This album is a lot better than one might initially suspect. "Nothin' To Lose" and "Messed Up World" are my faves off the album, a lot having to do with hearing those songs on a rock station back in the early '90s when I lived in Alaska. For the trivia buffs, the album reached #133 on the Billboard Charts. But hey, you gotta consider that grunge was in full swing back then, and this type of music was considered very unhip.

From: kan from taiwan Date: January 24, 2005 at 20:13
hi this is a new band! no need comparison with ratt! to tell the truth it is a good cd! steven is still a great singer! you need to have it!

From: Aussie Dave Date: March 8, 2005 at 21:03
Shocking front cover, but that is about the only bad thing about this album. The first 9 tracks are all worthy of being on any Ratt cd, while Mother Blues i think did appear on a Ratt album 'Collage'. Fantastic hard rock album that would have been much bigger had it been released a few years earlier. Great riffs, catchy choruses and solid production. Another underated gem! 9.5/10...

From: Artie Date: March 9, 2005 at 12:35
For the trivia buffs, the woman on the cover is Mimi Miyagi, a porno star.

From: Geoff Date: March 22, 2005 at 5:02
This is one disc I have just NEVER been able to agree with anyone on. I'm a huge Ratt fan and there is no doubt to the truth in that statement, and this is a decent hard rock album, but to be honest it does little for me. I think 'Cry no more' and 'So good... So bad' are fucking stunning songs - both of them, and better than many Ratt tunes... in fact, easily the best two ballads Pearcy has put his voice too after 'Givin' yourself away'. But yeah, I love the ballads and little else...

From: ghettonation73 Date: June 28, 2005 at 8:48

From: 80sMetal1 Date: December 7, 2005 at 2:17
One person compared this to Firehouse; I disagree with that. This is just down n dirty, sleazy hard rock/metal, and it just kicks ass! Heavier than most of the stuff on heavy harmonies, and it just rips from start to finish. Heavier and faster than Ratt, but still very catchy and extremely melodic. Dancin With the Angels, Nothin to Lose, Never Goin Home, Calm Before the Storm, Screamin SOS; all these songs kick ass and take names!

From: Priest On E Date: March 21, 2006 at 16:07
Cry No More and incredible hard rock balled. This is the direction hard rock should have gone in the 90s. You can tell it isn't an 80s album, as all the guitars have a slightly heavier feel and the songwriting is more matured, like that of Vain or Slik Toxik. Brilliant album , should get more regonition much better than Dancing Undercover and Reach For The Sky, and maybe even Detonator.

From: speed demon Date: March 29, 2006 at 16:16
I have to agree with the above review. It is slightly heavier and it is as good in my opinion as anything RATT put out! If you liked Ratt then you should really like this especially if you want a little more kick in your music. A great addition to your collection!

From: headbanger4life Date: June 1, 2006 at 5:38
This was a bit different from Ratt, but I liked it. And let's not forget it drummer Fred Coury from Cinderella. It had a few fillers on it but overall it was a decent release. This one was definately better than their 2nd album and a few of Pearcy's other solo projects.

From: dafoe21 Date: May 13, 2007 at 0:00
Better than any Ratt CD. Harder and heavier and raunchier than Ratt. My choice cuts would be Cry No More, All Shook Up, Messed Up World, and Never Goin Home.

From: Remastered Reason Date: July 7, 2007 at 22:25
Not Ratt, not hardly better, but bearable.

From: the rocker Date: February 14, 2009 at 18:09
i am a huge ratt fan, and i would say this is different than ratt, good but different. i do have to say that nothing to lose is ratt all the way and my fav.

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: February 14, 2009 at 22:15
To me, it's like an (relatively) updated Ratt, mainly because of the voice. It's the best thing Pearcy's done since Invasion Of Your Privacy, and hasn't come close ever again. Really, I'd put it up there with the early Ratt music as his finest work. Hell, but for the riffs of Crosby and DeMartini and the indelible hits, I'd even go so far as to say this is better than Ratt, and definitely heavier, in a good way. Pearcy isn't known as a great singer, but his voice suits the music, and this disc is one of his best vocal performances. Recommended!

From: JAYBONE Date: June 1, 2010 at 15:41
I was totally crushed when Ratt broke up in the early 90s. But when i heard this i was blown away. Kinda like GNR meets Ratt imo. Saw them 3 times, each time kicked ass...except Stephen was gettin high during the last time. Kinda ruined it 4 me but still loved the music.

From: happy2849 Date: December 9, 2010 at 12:57
While the vocals can be compared to the "Ratt" releases I find this refreshing. If it sounded like Ratt in every aspect then I probably wouldn't play it very often. I do like it when some band members try different things and they work. Their 2nd release has a few decent tunes but nowhere as good as this one!

From: rick kerch vzla Date: January 9, 2011 at 17:00
Edgier musically talking than anything done by Ratt at the time of this release,Stephen Pearcy along with Fred Coury (Cinderella)put up this act with some expectations in the bizz...IMHO this album rocks in every aspect,risking everything as it was launched just before the grunge explosion...songs such as "Nothin' To Lose","Calm Before The Storm"(a killer one and my all time fave of the band ),"Screamin' S.O.S." & "Never Goin' Home" are top notch 4 of Ratt & even Cinderella would like this but remember,this has an edgier sound...90/100

From: Richard Head Date: September 18, 2011 at 11:57
If you can't find this c.d. in a used bin, then your either not looking hard enough or your blind. It's a good release, just not ground breaking..

From: elljam Date: April 6, 2012 at 6:51
This is awesome & as much as I like Ratt it's better than anything they have ever done. My only gripe is that the last two tracks don't belong on an album this good otherwise it would have been a 10/10. "Dancin' with the angels" & "Nothin' to lose" are as good an opening pair of songs you will hear while "Cry no more" is one of those songs that gets the spine tingling every time I hear it. The rest of the first ten songs are no worse than very good & I only wish that they stopped at ten. A real desert island disc.

From: petermexico13 Date: April 26, 2013 at 10:50
This is a very good album to 1993 (grunge years) standars, Stephen Pearcy did a good job on it, good balance in songs and very listeneable, a good hard rock album in difficult times. Este trabajo realmente me sorprendió cuando salió a la luz allá por 1993, es difícil pensar en Pearcy sin Ratt, bien acompañado por Fred Coury y el resto de la banda, la producción es buena. Un disco de una banda casi desconocida para la mayoría que vale la pena escuchar. Indispensable No, vale la pena tenerlo, Sí!

From: edwithmj Date: November 28, 2019 at 20:13
A lot more raw-sounding than Ratt and I really enjoy it. I've had this for quite a while but have only just given it the chance it deserves. Pearcy sounds much better than he did on Detonator and there's none of the awful filler of that album such as Givin' Yourself Away, Shame or All Or Nothing. What we do get is less-polished sleazy rockers such as Messed Up World (my favourite) and Calm Before The Storm and slower-paced songs like Cry No More. This is the direction in which Ratt should've gone after Reach For The Sky: the guitars are perfectly audible and loud and the bass and drums loud and thumping.

From: Auslander Date: May 16, 2021 at 1:37
My final pick for best sleaze rock album from the decade of sleaze glory that was 1984-1993 is this group that featured members of Ratt and Cinderella among others. What we have here is ballsy, sleazy hard rock. There are enough ballads here to keep the ladies sighing as well (see Cry No More and So Good So Bad). Clam Before the Storm is a great rocking track but the sleazy anthem Nothin to Lose is the standout track. Still has a great sound now. It's a pity this flew under the radar because it is a contemporary of other great sleazy releases. But I guess people were listening to pseudo-intellectual Pearl Jam in 1993 and didn't have time for rockers in their 30s who weren't suicidal junkies from Seattle. The mid 90s sucked but you can find gems like this if you look. Long live sleaze rock! Rated B+

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: May 17, 2021 at 13:33
This is a terrific album for sure. It wasn't a blockbuster by any means, but given the year, and the fact that the former singer of a well-known band is going to have an uphill climb With his ew project, I think it did respectably well. Coming out in the early part of the year probably helped too, drafting on the last fumes from '92, so to speak. "Cry No More" and "Nothin' To Lose" both got quite a bit of airplay on harder rock stations, and they're among the best songs on offer. Other highlights are "Dancin' With The Angels," "Never Goin' Home," "All Shook Up," "Livin' Dangerously" and the other ballad "So Good, So Bad."

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: May 17, 2021 at 13:42
There are over 800 CD's listed on this site as having been released in 1993, across all genres covered here. And some of them, you can tell by the band names (some of which are truly awful), are definitely of the sleazy variety. But you, I, and almost everybody else never heard of at least 95 percent of them. In '93, you had Arcade, Winger, Vince Neil, Phantom Blue (which I would say rivals and maybe beats this disc for greatness), little bit of Spread Eagle and Lillian Axe. And you had some adjacent, southernish rock like Brother Cane, Cry Of Love, Raging Slab, and even Sister Whiskey. But I still to emember enjoying '93 quite a bit, because there was new heavy stuff to be excited about, like Tool and Type O Negative and Sepultura (who were new to me at least).

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: May 17, 2021 at 13:51
1994 still had its moments, although they were fewer and mostly not Heavy Harmonies music, but in my own experience, things didn't really get bad until 1995 through about the middle of 1998. I don't really have a beef with grunge per se; I loved Alice In Chains and Soundgarden. What I hated were all the lite-alternate bands that became inexplicably huge, like Collective Soul, Counting Crows, Live, Goo Goo Dolls and Tonic. And that was really when I began to pine for hair-metal again.

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