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Trixter, Human Era (Frontiers Music)




Trixter, Human Era (Frontiers Music)
CD Reviews: May 28, 2015

05/28/15
By Eric Saeger news@hippopress.com



Resurfacing of the New Jersey band that caught the very last tatters of 1980s-hair-metal’s coattails, in 1990 to be specific. They scored a gold album out of all of this, not to mention the Saeger Trophy for Wimpiest Band Name, and then all the poser-glam nonsense sort of flopped and expired, taking Warrant and Kix and this band, all two albums worth of it, with it. Regardless of my low expectations, I chose this from the pile because, as we’ve discussed here before, there’s always that one chance in a million that a hair band that hasn’t made an album since eight years before their brief mention on the 1999 edition of VH-1’s Where Are They Now might learn a few tricks, maybe look up the terms “dubstep” or “Ableton” or “sense of humor” on dictionary.com and really reinvent themselves instead of coming off like an alien virus that was frozen in Antarctic ice and reanimated only to die instantly upon contact with the increased CO2 levels of the present world. This time it’s a mixed bag, mostly hopeless (the horrendously conceived Bon Jovi-ripoff party-hearty anthem “Rockin’ to the Edge of the Night”) but with some salvageable moments (the not-completely-awful AOR-indie title track). I’ve heard worse, for sure. B Eric W. Saegar 






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