Welcome to our “Psychedelic Lunch” series, “ GREATEST ONE-HIT WONDERS OF THE HAIR METAL ERA,” where we find out how deep the rabbit hole really goes and explore music from the 60’s to today. Weekdays At Noon EST. Enjoy the trip!
Trixter, “Give It to Me Good” (1990)
The most down-home glam-metal ever got. In the music video for Trixter’s “Give It to Me Good,” the band rocks out in an innocuous garage instead of on a pyro-blazed stage. Later in the clip, these Paramus, New Jersey, dudes ride dirt bikes and pickups, not Harleys and Corvettes. As a song, “Give It to Me Good” comes across as the missing link between Tesla’s denim strum and Blind Melon’s jammy ’90s rock. The year before Pearl Jam’s debut album, Ten, was released, flannel-clad Trixter singer Peter Loran looks like a foxier Eddie Vedder and sings like the Sebastian Bach–next-door. Trixter made other blips on MTV with their “One in a Million” and “Surrender” videos. But those songs were boilerplate glam-metal fare compared with the exuberant, excellent “Give It to Me Good.”