Friday, July 15, 2016

Trixie - Trixie (2004)

Country: USA
Year: 2004
Line-up: Ronnie Borchert (vocals), Chad Foster (guitar), Michael Scott (guitar), Randy Arenas (bass), Dave Thomson (drums)

Track Listing:
1. She's So Tight  
2.  Too Late  
3.  What She Needs  
4.  Baby  
5.  I've Done Everything For You  
6.  I'll Take You  
7.  Last Chance  
8.  Runnin'  
9.  Lead Me On  
10.  No Matter What  
11.  When You Gonna Learn  
12.  C'mon Down  

Fletchanator's comment: In the early 2000s, singer Ronnie Borchert was one of the most prolific artists in the melodic hard rock scene. He recorded four albums with his band Amsterdam while also putting out three with this band, Trixie, and even a solo album. Band members came and went in both outfits, although guitarist Chad Foster and drummer Dave Thomson played for both bands. Sadly since 2006 not much has been heard from Borchert on the performing front, although he has produced several acts, including Miss Crazy.
This self-titled debut is solid from start to finish, and includes a cover of the Rick Springfield hit I've Done Everything For You. Take one listen to Borchert's voice and it's hard not to compare it to a young Vince Neil. But the overall sound of Trixie is more melodic and less raw-sounding than early Crue - bringing to mind the likes of Hysteria-era Def Leppard, Poison and later bands like Trixter and Firehouse. I highly recommend it!

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