Although formed in 1983 in Paramus, NJ, Trixter’s big break didn’t come until 1989, once the band decamped to Hollywood (the unofficial headquarters of hair metallic) to record for MCA Information. The following 12 months noticed Trixter touring the united states with Stryper and Don Dokken to get their self-titled debut, which received a substantial increase from MTV. Vocalist Peter Loran, guitarist Steve Dark brown, bassist P.J. Farley, and drummer Tag “Gus” Scott became regular faces around the music network, where in fact the video clips for “Provide It if you ask me Great,” “One in a Mil,” and “Surrender” all dropped into regular rotation. Trixter proceeded to go platinum in early 1991, having offered over 500,000 copies within the U.S., as well as the bandmates improved their recognition by becoming a member of the “Bloodstream, Perspiration, and Beers Tour” (which also presented Warrant and Firehouse) and adding to the soundtrack for If Looks Could Get rid of. The band’s heyday became short-lived, nevertheless. The follow-up recording Hear! didn’t maintain Trixter’s recognition, and an EP of cover tunes — 1994’s Undercovers — couldn’t contend with the newfound recognition of grunge music. Pursuing Scott’s departure, the music group split up in 1995.