band to fall foul of the musical changes brought about by Grunge were
New Jersey’s finest Trixter, with two album's under their belts the
future looked rosy, but musical climates change and Trixter, as with a
lot of other bands at the time, simply weren’t fashionable, and after
the third album ‘Undercover’, on which they attempted to show their
musical diversity with covers of the likes of Nine Inch Nails, AC/DC and
Elvis Costello to name but a few, the band decided to called it a day in
couple of years passed before the band took the decision to reform with
the original line-up in 2007 and with several shows under their belts,
together the next stage was a new record. Fast forward now to 2012
and we find Pete Loran on lead vocals
and guitar, Steve Brown on lead guitar, P.J. Farley on bass and Gus
Scott on drums, returning with the long awaited fourth album ‘New
album is straight up good time rock n' roll, that is pure Trixter all
the way from the opener to the last song. Things get underway with
‘Drag Me Down’, a bluesy semi-acoustic rocker that really is the
spark that ignites the rest of the album.
tremendous album continues with superb hard rockin’ ‘Get On It’, a
track that puts the fun in funky. This groove filled rocker really
know how to rock it up big style.
big rockers just keep on coming, with one on my favourite tracks off the
album, the superb ‘Dirty Love’. A real sing-along anthem for
sure. As I said the big rockers just keep on coming and another of
those is the excellent riff laden ‘Machine’, a real rockers wet
is a short intermission from the all out rocking, to give Loran the
opportunity to show his mellower side, with seminal ballad ‘Live For
The Day’, but this is only a short intermission as the hard rocking
continues once again with the excellent ‘Ride’, the equally
impressive ‘Physical Attraction’, and another of my favourite tracks
‘Tattoos & Misery’.
The mid tempo rocker ‘The Coolest Thing’ mixes things up before another all out rock masterpiece ‘Save Your Soul’. This is Trixter at their very best. Big licks and monster choruses. This excellent album closes with another great hard rock moment ‘Walk With A Stranger’. It may be eighteen years since the last Trixter album, but its been well worth the wait, as the band return bigger and better than ever before.
1. Drag Me Down
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