Kik Tracee

History

The band was formed by lead singer Stephen Shareaux, Michael Marquis and Gregory Hex on guitars with Rob Grad on bass and Johnny Douglas on drums in Los Angeles, California in 1988. The band was sometimes accused of being a clone of Guns N' Roses. Others argue that the band's complexity and depth placed them on a higher level than the average band inLos Angeles.

Kik Tracee is notable for being one of many forgotten glam metal bands, due to the popularity of the alternative music scene, despite their technical skill and musicianship. The band had a very short stint on MTV's Headbangers Ball in the 1990s. Their sound has been described as being similar to L.A. Guns, Britny Fox and Faster Pussycat.

Dana Strum of Slaughter fame produced Kik Tracee's 1991 "No Rules" under BMG Music. Despite the failings of their first album which spanned music videos for "You're So Strange" and the title track "Don't Need Rules", Kik Tracee released the Chris Goss-produced 1992 EP "Field Trip". A video for "In Trance" was shot for this EP.

Shareaux was rumored to have auditioned for Motley Crue in 1992 when they were searching for a new vocalist, prior to recording a second full-length album that was rejected by the music label, and by 1993 the band had fallen apart. Shareaux joined Flipp before creating a new psychedelic band called Revel 8 while Grad is currently fronting the band Superfine and Hex pursued placements in film and TV as well as a project called Deep Audio.

Lineup

Stephen Shareaux - vocal (1988 - 1993)
Michael Marquis - guitar (1988 - 1993)
Gregory Hex - guitar (1988 - 1993)
Rob Grad - bass (1988 - 1993)
Johnny Douglas - drums (1988 - 1993)

Discography

Studio albums and EPs:

1991 - No Rules
1992 - Field Trip (EP)
1993 - Center Of A Tension (unreleased)

Videos:

1991 - Don't Need Rules
1991 - You're So Strange
1992 - In Trance

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