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Artist: Trixter

Title: Trixter

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Category: Hard Rock

Year: 1990

Label: MCA

Catalog Number: mcac-6389


Steve Brown guitars/vocals
P.J. Farley bass
Mark Gus Scott drums
Peter Loran lead vocals


1.  Line of Fire  
2.  Heart of Steel  
3.  One in a Million  
4.  Surrender  
5.  Give It To Me Good  
6.  Only Young Once  
7.  Bad Girl  
8.  Always a Victim  
9.  Play Rough  
10.  You'll Never See Me Cryin'  
11.  Ride the Whip  
12.  On and On  

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Existing comments about this CD

From: James Tate Date: April 27, 2001 at 11:01
I wish I had that kind of 15 minutes of fame as teenagers. The first cd is a real nugget to keep from the hey-day of metal

From: T-BONE Date: August 11, 2001 at 10:20
Great rocker of a cd. Fun and Youth driven. Raw Masterpiece from a short lived band. I don't know what happened here, but they had what it takes to last in the music biz. Where'd they go?

From: Thrasher Date: September 4, 2001 at 22:48
This has been one of my favorite albums for years now. Highly recommened, and listen to it more than once. It get's better the more you listen to it. Always a Victim is one of my all time fav's.

From: jetboy Date: September 11, 2001 at 23:21
Best hard rock album ever!!!!! Great riffs and catchy chorus. Trixter had a short life but still is my favorite band until now, im waiting for a reunion, i hope that this could be possible someday...Peter and Steve are amazing!!! Trixter 4ever!

From: jetboy Date: September 11, 2001 at 23:55
Trixxxxterrrrrrr!!!!!!! if my girlfriend ask me to choose between him and trixter,,,,,,,umh this is hard,,, hahahaha TRIXTER OF COURSE!!!!!!!!!!

From: jetboy Date: September 11, 2001 at 23:56
Where's Peter???????

From: jetboy Date: September 11, 2001 at 23:59
Anyone knows about Trixter members????

From: Date: September 12, 2001 at 0:00
Trixter Trixter Trixter!

From: jersey Date: September 15, 2001 at 12:07
This album rocks! I know what some of the guys are up to. Steve & PJ are supposedly in a bad called 40ft Ringo, and Mark left the business, and Pete is still trying to do something musically. He released and album last year.

From: Van Alan Date: November 24, 2001 at 23:44
Terrible, the vocals lack melody leaving the guitarwork to support the bridge. Well, it crumbles. This CD almost made me hate 80s hard rock. Stay away from this CD if you like good singing and get ANYTHING other than this CD. Babylon A.D., Kix, Motley Crue, Ratt, Wildside, probably every band on this page is better than Trixter.

From: Harvey Date: January 1, 2002 at 8:47
Not good!

From: logan-five Date: January 2, 2002 at 9:07
I read a couple of years ago that peter and steve have a band together called Step kings or something to that effect

From: dokken6008 Date: April 8, 2002 at 11:16
Trixter. I dig the cover art, dig the tunes, dig the lyrics (sort of; not that cheesy of writing) and I dig the ballads. These dudes were good. I know a lot of people like dumping on Trixter calling them cheesy and bubble-gum rock. Well, maybe that they were but they kicked ass anyhow & anyone that owns this record knows what I am talking about. This is not one of my favorite cds but I will still give Trixter their due. Make no mistake--this album is by no means a classic but who the fuck cares?

From: Desslar Date: April 8, 2002 at 14:38
Must be one of the corniest covers ever (right up there with Kiss's Unmasked). Decent pop metal, but a little heavy on keyboards. Could use a lot more punch, but this problem will be corrected on the follow-up.

From: Mags Date: April 11, 2002 at 19:03
For me this is one of the greatest albums of all time and always will be. Its just a crime that Trixter were so short-lived. COME BACK!!!!

From: Rick Date: April 12, 2002 at 22:42
They are coming back, sort of. Most of them are part of a new band called 40ft. Ringo. Supposedly they are in the process of getting signed. We'll see.

From: RichieRocker Date: June 1, 2002 at 10:15
Great guitar action, some of the sound effects are incredible. The vocalist I think sounds a little bit like the Firehouse frontman. A must have for anybody who likes the rock music of the late 80s early 90s.

From: dokken6008 Date: July 21, 2002 at 7:04
R.R.-- Loran's vocals do sound a tad like C.J. Snare's, just nowhere near as good. C.J. can carry out a note like a motherfuck, but I'm not so sure about Pete. Besides, Loran sounds like he is struggling through many of the songs on Trixter's self-titled. I think he picked up on 'Hear!', though the song's aren't that great on that one.

From: Rick Rock Date: July 26, 2002 at 14:51
Oh man! This album has set the standard for ass/cock rock bar none. Trixter certainly tricked me into thinking this was actually an album of Transylvanian hunger(darkthrone) type quality. There video give it to me good certainly gave it to me, but up the ass! And the guy on the waterslide was completley tasteful and of artistic valour, and mad me shit my pants! I couldnt tell the diff. between the girls in that video and the guys so long live the sleaze, and then came Kurt Cobain!

From: Xombie Date: August 2, 2002 at 5:29
Cool cd.If u havent got one,ure missin' out on somethin good! Trixter's got everything needed to be one heck of a band..and a one heck of a band they were!

From: Andre Tekken Date: August 9, 2002 at 9:09
In my honest opinion this is their only effort that's worth buying!I listened to their second one and I really didn't like it!This band is about teen popmetal/hard rock,with some aspects of bands like Bon Jovi and Boston.Overall it is a very positive sometimes pretty emotional record!I only must say that they sould look at that time for a better recording cos sometimes it sounds like they were all playing inside a box!If you're are into Bon Jovi,Firehouse,Danger Danger,Poison etc.. buy it.7.6/1

From: Date: August 20, 2002 at 18:11
what the hell? this album got a 9.11 out of 10!!?? its ok, but no way in hell it should get a better rating than some of the real good stuff like Badlands, Tora Tora, LA Guns, or even Cats in Boots (an underground classic in my opinion). it may be worth buying, but not for more than $7 or $8. i give it a 6.5

From: Drag-in-Bones Date: September 16, 2002 at 0:24
This album sounds like it was recorded on an extremely low budget and produced in the same way, but the vibe that comes across on this musical collaboration is primed for young ears and ripe cherrys (Girls) and commercial growth! Peter Loran shines as a lyricist. His vocals and harmonies are, at times, reminiscent of Lenny Wolfs pre-Kingdom Come band, Stone Fury, and the tunes on that first album. This band with more time could have been riding in the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow!!

From: The Fizzy One Date: September 17, 2002 at 23:04
THis is a total guilty pleasure for me. I was ten when this came out and didn't know any better, and something about these tunes just grabbed me the right way. It hasn't held up too well over the years, but I still play it sometimes for nostalgia purposes. I can't remember the last time I felt the way these songs sound.

From: TIM Date: September 18, 2002 at 0:26
This album gets boring in a hurry. They have a couple of decent tunes but most is filler IMHO.

From: TIM Date: September 18, 2002 at 0:28
Make that 'most are filler.'

From: Myke Gope Date: September 20, 2002 at 16:23
ladies pleae....i know these guys before they were signed, they played a club i worked at called ONSTAGE in staten island, they were and are amazing musicians, and good people...stop the bitchin'

From: Richard H Date: September 27, 2002 at 12:04
Hate to disagree with most of you but.......I really don't like this very much.This had everything going wrong for it......mediocre songs and playing,the bubble gum bon jovi thing plus they were on MCA records( noted for NOT pushing their rock artists).This along with Poison ,Slaughter , Britny Fox etc....really helped to bury the whole 80's scene.Sorry guys.........maybe 40ft. Ringo might serve you well now.

From: Mike Date: December 14, 2002 at 1:05
For me this album is nothing else like pure fun.They were young,wild and happy.And this album brings it. When i hear this album i feel younger and happier.I missed them.

From: Agnar Date: February 26, 2003 at 9:21
Not so bad...but there are (and there were) too many better hard-rock bands which sound that way!!!! http://members.xoom.it/hammerblow

From: freddy de keyze Date: March 6, 2003 at 19:34
I have a big smile on my face if some dare to say this is the best hardrock CD ever ! What a joke !!! How long do these guys listen to music and how many albums do they kwow ? This is third rate hardrock, done by some kids. Nice try, but far from good. One ear in, the other out. Good hardrock is something totally different !!! This band has not the class to make a real good CD ! Sorry, but this is very very average and by no means recommended. Avoid, because there are hundreds of better CDs out

From: David Date: March 7, 2003 at 1:48
Freddy, alright how about telling us some of them bands?

From: TIM Date: March 7, 2003 at 5:46
I agree with Freddy- this is just average and nothing more. There are way more than 100 bands that are better.

From: Gar Date: March 19, 2003 at 21:33
The cool thing about TRIXTER was that they didn't take themselves too seriously. The songs are pretty vapid, but its obvious the band was having fun. This is refreshing to listen to after hearing some pretentious crap from any other band that takes themselves a little too serious. You won't be enlightened by TRIXTER, but you will be entertained.

From: mutha trucka Date: March 22, 2003 at 4:09
did someone up there say trixter, poison and slaughter buried the 80s scene? hello! those bands WERE the 80sscene! this is a goodalbum not great. surrender, one in a million are real good, heart of steel is good, but of course not as good as manowar's heart of steel. but the best song on this album is only young once. kinda cheesy lyrics but catchy and melodic with lots of tempo changes. get this cd, it aint bad.

From: David Date: March 28, 2003 at 3:00
This is one of the better hard rock CD's of the year. A few standout songs and some average tunes. I remember wanting to be PJ Farley as a kid - I thought he was so cool.

From: jack Date: May 16, 2003 at 23:02
Sugar belly rules what do you mean theses dudes were in trixter? These guys are really cool, well steve is cool I never met pj but I do remember my buddy wondering why a beautiful girl was so intrested in such a dork. (LoL) I was like dude that guy played bass in trixter. They are good musicians.

From: darren loftis Date: May 28, 2003 at 4:59
i saw them at the switch in raleigh a long time ago they were great. the band took a break .me and my friends went outside and peter was sitting on the hood of my friends bmw .he didnt like it n it was funy my other friend james said not 2 worry thats the most puss that had ever been around his car lol because of the girls talkin 2 peter lol

From: Rocks Date: May 30, 2003 at 15:18
The worst Rock if you can even call it that cd Ever. Stay AWAY from this mess they call music. This Sucks. Suck. Sucks. If you think its good get a life dick

From: King James Date: May 30, 2003 at 20:57
I agree with Rocks. He knows what he's talking about.

From: Sava Rulez Date: June 7, 2003 at 6:05
This CD is very good. Perfect. Buy now. MASTERPIECE!!!

From: virgian noor Date: June 13, 2003 at 6:54
Songs 'Surrender' is perfect. Good vocals, lyrics, etc. But I agree their second album is bad. Stil Trixter is one of my favorite band.

From: Benn Date: June 27, 2003 at 1:08
I love this album. Period!

From: Frank Date: August 24, 2003 at 21:56
Hey, Steve & PJ are in a new original band called 40ft ringo. Check them out, the CD is really great. I was a huge Trixter fan and being from NJ i saw them about 20 times over the years. Great Band!!

From: gatekeeper Date: October 9, 2003 at 1:01
this album is very very good for what it is. where can music videos of trixter and other bands be found at?

From: Lou Date: December 1, 2003 at 20:03
This is in response to Richard H's comment on Sept.27 2002.......MCA pushed their rockers very well. Trixter was present on MCA's soundtrack for Nintendo 'White Knuckle Scorin'. Without that nintendo cd I would have never found out about trixter or Britny Fox for that matter. Anyone who is interested in this self titled album by Trixter,do yourself a favor, treat yourself for once to something pure, and have a great time by purchasing and listening to this Trixter cd!

From: Fat Freddy Date: December 29, 2003 at 18:48
I went to high school with a couple of these guys in Paramus, NJ... Steve Brown was in my homeroom in fact. Nice guys, decent band, but I was into the heavier stuff at the time so I was never a huge fan. I did buy the first album, though, and they're still sort of 'local heroes' in NJ. Haven't thought about them, or listened to the album, in years, I may have to pull the cassette out when I get home tonight...

From: Lou Date: January 8, 2004 at 17:43
WOW ! Trixter are still local heroes! IT doesn't get any cooler than that. What were they like in high school Freddy? This first album by trixter is one of the greatest cd's of al time.

From: Fat Freddy Date: January 8, 2004 at 18:02
Lou, they seemed like pretty nice guys, Steve (guitar) was the only guy I could honestly say I 'knew' cos he sat near me in homeroom. We were both into Stryper, VH, Kiss, etc., so we used to chat about bands and stuff. Haven't seen the guy since 1992 (when I saw Trixter open for Kiss here in NJ) but last I heard he and PJ have a band called '40 Foot Ringo' and have a couple of CDs out. I also hear he does occasional studio hired gun work and makes more $$ than he ever did in Trixter. Nice.

From: Lou Date: January 12, 2004 at 16:00
Yeah..I've talked to both steve and pj through e-mail. They seem pretty cool...Steve is putting out a new Trixter cd...'Alive in Japan' I think it's a 1993 concert. That should be good...pj also told me in april along with the new cd there may abe a dvd too! 4oft. ringo isn't exactly my taste of music...but I've gotten some friends into it. I don't think he is making more money now than a check he recieved in trixter but i could be wrong. Yeah it is nice

From: Dean Date: January 23, 2004 at 17:41
Man-when this came out- I HATED it. Almost as much as Slaughter,Nelson,and Winger. I really don't think i would have minded them so much if they would have kept them off Headbanger's Ball. As time went by, i finally realized these guys are not that bad. Check out the new band 40 ft Ringo and the song they have online 'Rockin Xmas Time' It's the best Cheap Trick tune that Cheap Trick never wrote. Holy Robin Zander Batman!! If the album sounds like this I gotta get it. Has anyone else heard it?

From: Date: February 13, 2004 at 11:27
GREAT NEWS EVERYONE!!!!First of all....this self titled debut album by Trixter is the greatest cd of all. The news is...that trixter is planning to release a special dvd soon in 2004. IT will have all their videos from MTV pus backstage treats and maybe new songs. PLEASE go to peteloran.com and read what Pete gimself has to say about it then e-mail him (as he recommends) and tell him you'd be interested in a Trixter dvd release! GREAT NEWS FOR ANY TRIXTER FAN!!!!!

From: Louis Date: March 22, 2004 at 17:48
This is the neatest cd ever! Hey, I just got the Trixter comic book that was given out to record stores and radio stations at the time in 1990.......it is the coolest thing ever!!!! I LOVE IT!

From: metalalways Date: March 25, 2004 at 23:43
trixter is killer!!

From: manos Date: March 28, 2004 at 13:30
Wrong band at the wrong time! If Trixter had released this fine LP 3 years earlier, chances for success would be then much more likely and not only ''one in a million''! Great catchy tunes of adolescent hair metal. Musicianship may be not virtuoso-like, but the energy and passion on playing, brings this album on very high standards...HAVE A LISTEN!

From: K.K. Poland Date: April 13, 2004 at 3:52
yeah, I love that cd. fantastic thing. Surrender (beautiful song), One In A Million and Only Young Once is my fav.

From: HEM Date: May 19, 2004 at 0:11

From: Metal Pete Date: May 19, 2004 at 17:58
for a miserable overdose of snare...check out Metallica's million dollar mistake-'St. Anger' bwwwaaaaa haaaaaa haaaaaa!

From: jarett r. Date: May 21, 2004 at 1:21
i've heard that james kottak played drums as a session drummer on some of trixter's recordings, but ya'll should do some research on it before quoting me on that.

From: Gar Date: May 21, 2004 at 12:22
Could be true, Jarett. It's been rumored for years that PJ and Gus Scott didn't play on this album, just Pete Loran, Steve Brown and some studio musicians. Apparantly this happens with a lot of bands. Supposedly also with Slaughter and Warrant's first couple of albums as well. Not 100ure, but I've heard the stories for quite a while now.

From: Big Papa K Date: June 15, 2004 at 16:26
Watered down end of the line hair metal. Sounds like a lighter Bon Jovi (yes that is possible). The songs lack strong hooks and memorable instrumental work. 4/10

From: Rycheage Date: July 24, 2004 at 1:18
Funny, I thought the opposite of Big Papa K. I thought they had the chops to play, especially for their ages, but lacked the imagination and ended up pretty common hair metal. I don't think it was light but it was not heavy either. 'One In A Million' and the hit ballad 'Surrender' were my favorites. Not essential by any means but was pretty good. Can be gotten fairly cheap on eBay.

From: Warhead Date: August 23, 2004 at 23:39
Saw the band open for Warrant. One of the worst concerts (right behind Reba McCentire). This disc was bo-ring and silly. If you want some cheesey inspired rhetoric, pick this up by all means. It's def. 'One in a Million' (sarcastic)

From: Geoff Date: August 24, 2004 at 2:47
I always liked this CD. The sound is weak, yes, but the songs are what matter to me. 'One in a million', 'Surrender', 'Heart of steel', 'Only young once', 'You'll never see me cryin' and 'Always a victim' have probably passed through my CD player a million times since I first got this CD. As far as commercial hard rock goes, they are excellent songs - all other matters aside. I really quite like this CD, better than the great follow-up.

From: motley Date: September 3, 2004 at 6:24
I believe it's true that James Kottak is playing as a sessionmusician on this album. He (James Kottak) has a picture of this album in the discographysection on his official webpage. here's a link: http://www.jameskottak.com/discography/index.htm

From: J.B. Date: September 9, 2004 at 16:20
My hair has been 2ft tall ever since I first heard this record, a ground-breaker..... OOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH YYYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH \m/

From: jessica96fish Date: October 8, 2004 at 9:03
pulled this one out the other week.as i wasn't over keen.but must say i do think its a cool cd.very much what i'm listening too at the moment.remind me of roxxi blue.

From: ptw Date: October 17, 2004 at 21:17
I saw them open for Kiss. They were O.K. They had a middle of the road image and seemed pretty innocent enough. They wore the flannel...a sign for something to come...Grundge. I like the single that's about it. Just nothing memorable either live or in studio.

From: Glam Man Date: November 15, 2004 at 8:44
This album kicks fuckin' ass, the twelve songs are amazing Trixter Rules!!!!

From: guillermo Date: December 6, 2004 at 3:21
muy buena surrender y todas las baladas. Algo más plomos cuando rockean.

From: SPOTLIGHT Date: April 3, 2005 at 17:25
I wasn't into Trixter back in the day. Since I didn't have anything better to do, I decided to download this album and, you know what, it's really not as bad as I used to think it was. It's a good, fun, rock album. Yeah, the hits are what made it. But, there's more great stuff on here...Line Of Fire, Heart Of Steel. Awesome tunes. I have a new found respect for Trixter and this release now...and I owe it all to boredom and file sharing! Since I'm on a roll now, I'll have to download 'Hear' next.

From: Erik Date: April 5, 2005 at 4:04
Spotlight the second album is much better IMO. Clean production, more matured and powerful songs. Just an overall excellent release. And i thought at the time it would bring them better and bigger things. So if you like this album you will love the 'Hear' album. Avoid their 3rd cd tho. Thats pure crap.

From: Andrew Date: July 2, 2005 at 8:48
Two good songs, one passable one and a bunch of filler. The follow-up 'Hear' is much better. 6.5/10

From: Sex Driver Date: January 17, 2006 at 12:28
I don't have a lot to say for trixter, ONLY I LOVE ILOVE ILOVE I LOVE ILOVE THIS ALBUM IS AWESOME!!SURRENDER is my fave song!! don't wasted time in speaking badly of this label,Cause'a most of the people knows that this and WONDERFUL!!!!10/10>>>>........ILOVETHIS..

From: BIG-TIME Date: April 3, 2006 at 10:33
This is to Van Alan, Vince Neil and Stephen Pearcy ARE CRAP SINGERS bad i.e Steve Brown hmmmm not bad but not great. Again another idiot who bad mouth's a good band I am so sick of this, Trixter didn't change the face of rock but there up with Ratt and such. Good song's nice melodies great guitar's vocals hmmm acceptable. I really like this band as for choosing anything over this no-way, couple of i.e band's that suck Neverland, American Dog, War Babies, Dangerous Toys, The Brash, Get this album

From: Sex Driver Date: May 2, 2006 at 9:05
It is really I'm idiot as you! I believe that Ratt is better, but all find this, now don't compare this one with Dangerous Toys, TRIXTER is great!I'm waiting for reunion!!

From: 80's Hard Rock Date: June 8, 2006 at 10:23
Trixter is one of the best bands I've heard in a very long time, they play great 90's hard rock with great melodies! Trixter, Blue Tears & Firehouse are my favs. from 1990. Everyone should check this cd out and also check out their second cd! 10/10

From: rick kerch vzla Date: December 22, 2006 at 12:09
Good melodic hard rock album with nice and catchy songs.Maybe the vocals weren't great but it was perfect 4 the band.They did not have the luck or perhaps the'charisma' of Firehouse but songs as 'heart of steel'&'play rough' are or were potential songs.I have never heard their other albums and after 'undercovers'they just dissapeared.Maybe it was a kind of farewell album with the 'undercovers'one.Shame...

From: headbanger4life Date: December 26, 2006 at 3:58
Hey Rick, after Undercovers they moved on to other projects. Peter Loran released a solo cd that was mostly accoustic stuff (I have 2 copies); Steve Brown and PJ Farley went to form the band 40Ft. Ringo (also on this website). Personally I thought this was a great album. Yeah it had a few fillers, but it also had great tracks like 'One in a million', 'Heart of steel' and the beautiful ballad 'Surrender'. I see a lot of mixed comments about these guys, but they go down in my book as good band.

From: themartin Date: December 29, 2006 at 12:08
There are some good songs in this album (Heart Of Steel, Play Rough)but the production is so weak.The ballads are good too.This album just needed a rawer edge.

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: February 15, 2007 at 10:40
??? What??? This is a Very Good album 17 años seran desde que lo tengo aun en casette y siempre le doy su respectiva escucha no sera un clasico ni algo grande pero es un buenisimo album un Hard Melodico comercial y de buen nivel y que temitas que tienen como cuando lo escuche por primera vez al igual que bandas como Steelheart siempre se quedaron como lo mejor Heart of Steel, Play Rough, One in a Million, You'll Never See Me Cryin', Surrender que recuerdos de adolescencia 8.5/10.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: February 15, 2007 at 22:06
Thankx 4 the info Headbanger4life!!!.

From: rockhardrock Date: May 6, 2007 at 17:33
nice melodic hard rock album.'one in a million'is my fav.song by trixter.'surrender'is great power ballad.'You'll Never See Me Cryin'is another one that i recommend to you. Its not awsome but its not bad-far away from that,but in 1990 there were better albums.

From: Maxi Date: February 23, 2008 at 7:26
What an outstanding debut from trixter! very fun & enjoyable commercial hard rock album! the sound is lil bit rough, but the songs is awesome. check out 'bad girl' steve's got a killer rythm on it, very groovy & skillfull. this is my fav.trixter release..even tough the follow is good either, recommended! 9/10

From: edwithmj Date: August 30, 2008 at 16:59
I thought this would be mediocre as I only got it for Give It To Me Good but the whole album is very melodic and the songs are extremely well written. Everything sounds great here and this is an album I keep coming back to. 9/10

From: Zoner Date: October 14, 2008 at 15:55
What a piece of shit of an album! I tried to get into them but they lacked some talent and the sound is very weak on this album. I will not recommend them. Get albums by Tesla or any quality rocking band because this will freaking bored you.

From: zoomanthree Date: December 15, 2008 at 10:08
very loves this album, all great tracks. always remembering me when i'm in high school. very me (gue banget), killer tracks is one in million. FANTASTIC RECORD!!!!!

From: lancer2430 Date: April 27, 2010 at 1:47
The mixing process of this album is raw. And that's the point, as you will get the feeling and touch of this album. Buy this one first release when I am in high school and 'only young once' is my anthem forever to this day. Not a bad song and among my top 20 album. I give it 10/10. Grab one if you can as not many of this album still around in ebay or even used record store.

From: juan carlos Date: April 27, 2010 at 12:18
What!!?? This is a CLASSIC MelodicHardrock Album! if this album would´ve had an excellent production i´d rate it 100/100 without any doubt. "Give It To Me Good" was the first single(this was the first song that i listened here in peru Double 9 Radio) but my favorite songs are "Only Young Once" "Always a Victim", the ballad "On and On" ufff.. the whole album is a Blast, totally recommended. I already commentted this one a long time ago 9/10

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: April 29, 2010 at 18:19
Well, put it this way: I loved this tape at the time, when I was in fifth grade. But if it came out today, I doubt I'd be interested. Anyway, for what it is, it's good. Not too heavy, very melodic and ridiculously catchy, so you can't fault them for that. It's good for a nostalgia trip, but it's not something I jam to all the time or anything. Also, the production is just weird-sounding. My favorites, "Line of Fire," the very Def Leppardly "One In A Million" and "Always A Victim." The ballads are horribly sappy, but again, stick in your head like a Snickers bar stashed in a fat chick's pocket. Worst song, hands-down: "Ride The Whip."

From: rocksoul Date: December 14, 2011 at 14:18
Hey guys keep hard! The guys are come back!!!!! Today arrive to me an email but Frontiers press relaese, in the spring 2012 they are out with a new album!!!!! I'm italian and I'm proud to be that only for Frontiers. An other great shout! Keep on rockin'!

From: ghettonation73 Date: February 26, 2012 at 13:48
Not a big fan of theirs but "One In A Million" was good!

From: rick kerch vzla Date: January 11, 2014 at 21:31
Listening once again to this underrated band(they did some fuss but not enough to breakthrough at all in the music business,some people said that the guys weren't pretty enough and that was an issue over,including,to their music skills...wtf???!!!)...in here there are 3 major songs in the shape of "Heart Of Steel","Give It To Me Good" & "Play Rough"...some other fine moments are tracks 1,3(nice),6(AOR feel)& 11...they deserved more recognition IMHO.87/100

From: Metal T Date: January 12, 2014 at 3:26
Actually you could make a strong case for why this band should've never been signed..they just plain aren't any good.Saw them live' with Slaughter many years ago and they blew donkeys.Kudos to those above with ears who left negatives,couldn't agree more.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: January 12, 2014 at 11:24
Life is such an ironical state to be in, then...if they were soooo bad how come they've played with such stars as...Slaughter???(good bands play with good bands,or not?)...ironical life...

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: January 12, 2014 at 15:12
Not necessarily, Rick. I'm sure in your long history of being a fan and going to shows, you've seen plenty of crappy bands playing alongside good ones. I'm neutral on this particular issue, as I liked Trixter back in the day, but then, I was a child, and since then I've discovered many bands I like a lot more. But we've all seen bands shave success, and we have no idea how. I think Trixter might have had more commercial success if this album had been released in '87 or '88, as by '90 and '91, whtherwere just so many competent bands doing similar things, people were burning out on it. Some people found grunge and alternative, some people got into heavier metal, and some people ditched hard rock altogether and found pop-country.

From: JONBONPIGO Date: January 5, 2015 at 18:28
Just gave this album a listen Start to Finish...Might make my Top 100 Hair Metal Albums All-Time (Guess I'm gonna have to do that list now) \m/-_- \m/ SONG RATINGS... Give It To Me Good 9/10 One In A Million 8/10 Surrender 8/10 Bad Girl 6/10 Only Young Once 6/10 Line Of Fire 5.5/10 Always a Victim 5.5/10 On and On 5.5/10 Play Rough 5/10 You'll Never See Me Cryin' 5/10 Ride the Whip 5/10 Heart of Steel 5/10

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: January 5, 2015 at 21:20
Doesn't sound like it'll be very high on that list, if most of the songs are that average, with only three being rated above a 6.

From: hair metal again Date: November 21, 2015 at 0:32
an absolute masterpiece of the golden era of the hard rock genre (86-92)!TRIXTER s debut is full of great songs that have a certain youth vibe that really hit the spot to young hard rockers like myself back in the day!"heart of steel","surrender",""one in a million","only young once" ,"always a victim","you ll never see me crying","on and on" WOW many bands would wish just to write down one of em!essential ,as it s a classic of the hair metal movement

From: 123charpenay Date: November 21, 2015 at 15:43
there is two kind of comments about this record.or peoples are under the charm and says that this cd is marvellous(i respect) or they says that s it s a very average stuff.i m in the second category.this album is full of mediocrity.yes there is some great riffs of guitars but for the rest humm excuse me...the production is muddy ,the sound of the drums is raw and the ice on the cake is the "singer".he have no voice he is weak.the songs have nothing extraordinary.the "super ballad" surrender is a nightmare ,at million miles away from the masters of the type (scorpions for example).the lone common point with firehouse is that these two bans are american.trixter have not the class, the inspiration ,the charism of firehouse.trixter is a poor second zone band.

From: edwithmj Date: March 19, 2017 at 20:47
Time to expand on my last comment. Yes, I still really like this album, the vocals are very good (Peter Loran is an excellent singer), the guitars are great and the bass and drums back it all up nicely. Line of Fire has a nice heavy-ish opening riff, Heart of Steel is one of the album's many semi-ballads and is pulled off well-enough, One in a Million is another semi-ballad and is one of the best tracks off the album, Surrender is a proper ballad, and is again, pretty decent but has some very cheesy lyrics that rival Bon Jovi's Never Say Goodbye (the cheesiest ballad in rock history), I always found Give it to Me Good to be very lacklustre and I still find that today. It was the first Trixter track I heard and I'm glad I ignored its mediocrity. Only Young Once is yet another semi-ballad or maybe it's a soft rocker - it's hard to tell; it's sappy, yes, but I find myself enjoying it. Other highlights are Always a Victim (a decent hard rocker), Play Rough and Ride The Whip...

From: edwithmj Date: March 19, 2017 at 20:50
...I also like You'll Never See My Cryin' but think the album ends weakly with the superfluous ballad On and On. If you like the softer side of hair metal, this album will definitely be a metal but if you like a bit more sleaze and raw power, you'll be put off by the sappiness. In my opinion, this is much better than the follow up, 1992's Hear!, which I've never managed to get into properly.

From: edwithmj Date: March 19, 2017 at 20:52
oops, I meant definitely be a winner not definitely be a "metal"!

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: May 11, 2021 at 18:11
Just like Nelson, Trixter were a pop band that were misrepresented as metal because they played some loud guitars. Even many people who were generally amenable to hair-metal laughed at Trixter. They were a band for kids, and why not? They WERE kids, or they were supposed to be. That was a big part of their image. And they wrote songs you might expect a happy, suburban teenager to write: songs about puppy love and youthful ambition, life lessons from people who haven't really lived yet. There's really nothing wrong with the music itself—the songs are all catchy and well-played (although there's some question about who actually played on the record). One glaring exception is "Ride The Whip," whose riff sounds like something a rank beginner would come up with, playing an open G-string and just finding out what other notes sound good with it. And the affected grunting on "Play Rough" is totally laughable. Pete Loran sounds like a very, very young Sebastian Bach (that was something remarked

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: May 11, 2021 at 18:22
... on quite a bit at the time). But the opening riff on "Bad Girl" is pretty nasty for what it is. Ditto "Line Of Fire," which I had heard was a failed first single. I still say "One In A Million" is a great song, and wonder how it might have fared if performed by someone with a bit more gravitas. Which, again, was a large part of Trixter's problem. On a personal note, I remember going to the mall with my family for some last-minute Christmas shopping in 1990 (I was ten). Found myself in the music section of

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: May 11, 2021 at 18:26
... Boscov's, a department store that's still the anchor for a lot of malls on the East Coast. I found the Trixter tape, hoping I might find it my Christmas stocking come morning, when another kid about my age and his mom appeared next to me. "What is it he wants again?" the mom asked, and the kid said, "Slayer." And I thought, "Wow! Never heard any of their songs!"

From: AORocker Date: January 24, 2022 at 16:12
This suck!

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