STEVE BROWN (TOKYO MOTOR FIST, TRIXTER): “We Do Modernized ’80s Hard Rock”

Tokyo Motor First
Photo: Ron Akiyama

What do you get when you pair Trixter guitarist Steve Brown with Danager Danger vocalist Ted Poley? You get Tokyo Motor Fist! Steve and Ted have known each other since before their respective bands hit the ’80s rock scene. With Trixter and Danger Danger on hiatus, it made sense for the two to pair up, while also bringing bassist Greg Smith and drummer Chuck Burgi into the mix. Tokyo Motor Fist released their debut self-titled album in 2017 on Frontiers Records. TMF’s follow-up Lions was released on July 10, 2020. Metal Express Radio caught up with Steve Brown for a long and engaging interview.

Highlights include

  • Discussion about Tokyo Motor Fist’s latest album Lions
  • How the band formed and where their name came from
  • The 30th anniversary of Trixter’s debut album
  • Memories of the Blood, Sweat, and Beers Tour with Warrant and Firehouse
  • Steve’s future projects …and more!

Lions (2020) Mini-Review

Tokyo Motor Fist’s Lions is everything you loved about ‘80s Hard Rock and Metal. Multi-part harmonies, indulgent guitar work, and catchy choruses are plentiful. Songs of rebellion, youthful exuberance, bucking the system, and not having a care in the world will certainly bring the listener back to a time when the world didn’t seem so complicated. Of course there’s a couple of great power ballads thrown in for good measure. You wouldn’t think that one band could sound like all of the bands that each member has been a part of, but TMF does. 8.5/10 – George Dionne

Tokyo Motor Fist is:

Ted Poley – Vocals
Steve Brown – Guitar
Chuck Burgi – Drums
Greg Smith – Bass

Band Links:

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  • George Dionne

    George was a contributor here at Metal Express Radio, reviewing albums and conducting interviews, out of Massachusetts, USA. George has contributed to numerous music related websites and blogs, and even managed his own from 2004-2009. George's first assignment was covering a live show by the mighty GWAR. By contrast his later assignments featured Judas Priest, Van Halen, and Bon Jovi. George was also the front man for the South Eastern Massachusetts cover band Sound Tower from 2009-2015.  Sound Tower played 300+ shows across MA and had two original songs on the Cape Cod radio station PIXY 103. George enjoys a good whiskey, scotch, and/or bourbon and fights crime in his spare time.

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