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|Genres||Glam metal, hard rock|
|Past members||Stephen Pearcy
Arcade was a glam metal 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.
Arcade released several albums. 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. 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.
Arcade's second album was recorded and released in 1994 and was produced by Audie Bauw. A/2 featured a much heavier sound and contained a song called "Kidnapped", a song written for Polly Klaas, a girl who had been kidnapped and killed in 1993. The singles were "Angry" and "So What". The album sold 20,000+ copies in the US.
Arcade's third album, A/3: Live and Unreleased, was released in 2000, and contained many of the same songs as their first album, but recorded during a Live performance, and some Previously Unreleased songs.
Stephen Pearcy had announced that the band were to reunite and release a CD and DVD and tour in late 2006. This never came to be, as he rejoined Ratt.
The original lineup included Christopher Hager (Rough Cutt) on guitar and Kelly (Chris) Tremmel, Garry Nutt Tangier on bass.