Although it wasn't until the late 1980's, early 1990's
that most of us began to hear of the band Trixter, they actually began
in New Jersey way back in 1983. They were a big hit on the local
touring circuit, and by 1987, they were opening for bands like Kix and
Skid Row. Although the band tried to ink out a record deal in
1988, things did not work out until 1990 as far as their first release
went (self-titled album).
Some of you will remember the songs
"Line of Fire", "One In A Million", "Surrender", and "Give it to me Good"
from this album. Some of you may remember the MTV video for "Give
it to me Good", which stayed number one on MTV for five weeks. The
video for "One in a Million" was number one on MTV for three weeks.
Very impressive for a metal band at the tail end of metal itself.
In their heyday, Trixter toured with Don Dokken, Poison,
Stryper, Scorpions, Warrant, and Firehouse. Their follow
up album, Hear!, fell far short of their early success
in the USA (was popular in Japan), but this was
mostly due to the fall of metal in general. Their 1994 release is
cover tunes and has gotten good reviews. In later years, Trixter
could be found on mega tours such as Rocklohoma and back in he studio.
At the time of this writing, the Trixter Discography was as follows:1990: Trixter
2008: Alive in Japan
2009: Best of Trixter
2012: New Audio Machine