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Arcade – Arcade [1993]

Country USA          Style Hard Rock

Rating 84/100

Band Members
Donny Syracuse – Rhythm,Lead Guitars, Frankie Wilsex – Rhythm,Lead Guitars, Fred Coury – Drums,Backing Vocals, Michael Andrews – Bass, Stephen Pearcy – Lead,Backing Vocals,Rhythm Guitar # 5, 11, 12

01. Dancing With The Angels (4:03), 02. Nothin’ To Lose (4:35), 03. Calm Before The Storm (4:03), 04. Cry No More (5:32), 05. Screamin’ S.O.S. (3:35), 06. Never Goin’ Home (3:40), 07. Messed Up World (3:56), 08. All Shook Up (3:37), 09. So Good…So Bad… (4:35), 10. Livin’ Dangerously (3:13), 11. Sons And Daughters (1:52), 12. Mother Blues (3:10)

Profile Arcade is a rock band formed in 1991 by ex-Ratt vocalist Stephen Pearcy, ex-Sea Hags guitarist Frankie Wilsex, guitarist Donny Syracuse, and Cinderella drummer Fred Coury. Its originally proposed name was to be Taboo. Their first self-titled album was released in June 1993, and contained 12 songs. Notably, the cover-art for Arcade featured the face of porn star Mimi Miyagi. “Nothin’ To Lose”, “Cry No More” & “Messed Up World” were singles.

From the opening of “Dancin’with the Angels” to the final song, a deep Pearcy epic titled “Mother of Blues”, the band takes you on a Rock’n’Roll rollercoaster of everything that ruled about rock in the 80’s early 90’s. Afew other standout tracks include the semi hit “Nothin’to Lose”, “Messed up World”, “All Shook Up”, and “Calm Before the Storm” (Which was originally going to be the title of the Album). Great songwriting, great production, great attitude, after listening to this album you’ll wish this band was still around.

The album sold 100,000+ copies in the US. Arcade went on tour with Bon Jovi in 1993 and also played at the Milwaukee Metal Fest in 1993 playing to over 15,000 fans. The band ended in 1995, and Pearcy went on to VD then Vertex.

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