ARCADE – Arcade

Arcade – Arcade (1993, Epic Records)

Track Listing:
1. “Dancin’ With The Angels” … 4:09
2. “Nothin’ To Lose” … 4:38
3. “Calm Before The Storm” … 4:08
4. “Cry No More” … 5:34
5. “Screamin’ S.O.S.” … 3:37
6. “Never Goin’ Home” … 3:41
7. “Messed Up World” … 3:57
8. “All Shook Up” … 3:38
9. “So Good… So Bad…” … 4:39
10. “Livin’ Dangerously” … 3:13
11. “Sons And Daughters” … 1:53
12. “Mother Blues” … 3:11

Stephen Pearcy – Vocals, Guitar, Backing Vocals
Frankie Wilsex – Guitar
Donny Syracuse – Guitar
Michael Andrews – Bass
Fred Coury – Drums, Backing Vocals

Produced by: David Prater

Arcade was one of the last great pop metal acts. Unfortunately, they arrived just a few years too late to really make an impact because grunge & alternative rock already had crashed the charts by the time this album was released in the Spring of ’93.

It really is a great record and one of the best examples of the genre, I think. Stephen Pearcy (Ratt) recruited Cinderella’s Fred Coury alongside a few other players to put out an album that sounds like a more melodic version of Ratt. If this had been released in ’89 or ’90, quite a number of these songs could’ve been huge hits.

A follow-up was released in ’94, that time it was a little more in-step with the current musical climate. In 2006, Pearcy announced his intentions to revive the band, but ended up rejoining Ratt instead.

Highlights: “Dancin’ With The Angels”, “Nothin’ To Lose”, “Calm Before The Storm”, “Cry No More”, “Screamin’ S.O.S.”, “Never Goin’ Home”, “So Good… So Bad…”


Posted on February 12, 2009, in Arcade and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I have this album and it’s one of my favorite rock/metal albums of all time. Yes, I agree, if Arcade had only come out sooner than it did, these songs could’ve made it as bigger hits. I love the melodies and rhythm. Whenever I put the CD on in my truck, I can’t help but listen to it over and over. Just one of those CDs you can’t tire listening to.

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