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Dokken (Official Thread)

Discussion in '80's Music' started by LG, Mar 6, 2010.

  1. LG

    LG Fade To Black

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    Current Members:​

    Don Dokken
    Mick Brown
    Jon Levin
    Sean McNabb​

    Discography:​

    Breaking the Chains (1983)
    Tooth and Nail (1984)
    Under Lock and Key (1985)
    Back for the Attack (1987)
    Dysfunctional (1995)
    Shadowlife (1997)
    Erase the Slate (1999)
    Long Way Home (2002)
    Hell to Pay (2004)
    Lightning Strikes Again (2008)​

    My album collection so far:

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    Some of my forum friends are far more knowledgeable about this band than I am but here's a short introduction.​

    Let's talk about one of the most successful Hard Rock/Hair Metal bands of the 80's, Dokken. The band released their first album "Breaking the Chains" in 1983 and didn't get much attention in the US but Dokken was always very popular in Europe, not the first time my Eurpoean friends recognized quality before we did over here.:D

    Jeff Pilson joined in 1984 and they released "Tooth And Nail" on Elektra records, along with the success of the album the tour with the Scorpions put them on the road to success. I have only recently gotten into this band due to MP and Pat and Lynch all being fans, so I can't claim to be an expert yet, but I do have 6 CD's now and so far "Tooth And Nail" is my favorite but I haven't played them enough to make a definite pick of the litter yet.​

    The original band recorded three more albums, "Under Lock & Key", "Back For The Attack", and a live album "Beast From The East", and that spelled the end for the original line-up. According to various sources the tension between Don and George reached the breaking point so they went their separate ways. Lynch is the expert in that realm so I leave that for him to talk about.​


    The original line-up.

    Don Dokken - Vocals
    George Lynch - Lead Guitar
    Jeff Pilson - Bass Guitar
    Mick Brown - Drums & Percussion

    Breaking the Chains, from their first album.​

     
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  2. Lynch

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    Re: Dokken...The Band Thread

    Bookmarking and will comment later. Thanks LG!
     
  3. Fever

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    Re: Dokken...The Band Thread

    Pilson is now a member of Foreigner
     
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    Re: Dokken...The Band Thread

    Yeah, he's been touring with Foreigner for a few years now.

    Also, a lot of people seem to think he was with the band since the beginning but the original bassist in Dokken was Juan Crocier. At one point (supposedly) he was playing with both Dokken and Ratt at the same time, after which he finally left Dokken to play fulltime with Ratt.
     
  5. FoxyPage

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    Re: Dokken...The Band Thread

    I never fully got into Dokken but this thread makes me want to do a little searching. You did post my fav Dokken song, though! I haven't heard that one in ages.
     
  6. LG

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    Re: Dokken...The Band Thread

    Yeah I knew Pilson was not on the first Dokken album, but I didn't know who was the bassist before Pilson joined.

    Thanks Lynch.:grinthumb
     
  7. METALPRIEST

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    Re: Dokken...The Band Thread

    Alright...where's Pat? Hello Pat!!

    Anyway looks great!! DOKKEN was one of the few metal bands out of L.A. with (to my ears anyway) European influence!! They're still really good IMO. Pat will have a few fun stories!!

    Just Got Lucky



    It's Not Love
     
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    Re: Dokken...The Band Thread

    listen to Mr.Scarey just one time and you'll see how good the guitar work is , what a great band.....
     
  9. That 70s Guy

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    Re: Dokken...The Band Thread

    DOKKEN: 'Greatest Hits 2' Track Listing Revealed - Mar. 10, 2010
    According to CDJapan.co.jp, DOKKEN's new greatest-hits package, "Greatest Hits 2" — a collection of all-new versions of tracks such as "Dream Warriors", "Breaking the Chains" and "Just Got Lucky", paired two new songs and two covers (including a version of "Lies", originally recorded by THE KNICKERBOCKERS) — will be released in Japan on April 21 via King Records. The CD will be made available in the U.S. on Cleopatra's Deadline Records imprint.

    One of the two new songs from "Greatest Hits 2", a track entitled "Almost Over", has been made available for purchase via iTunes and Amazon.com. An audio sample of the track can be streamed at this location.

    "Greatest Hits 2" track listing:

    01. Just Got Lucky
    02. Breaking The Chains
    03. Into The Fire
    04. The Hunter
    05. In My Dreams
    06. It's Not Love
    07. Alone Again
    08. Dream Warrior
    09. Unchain The Night
    10. Tooth And Nail
    11. Almost Over (new song)
    12. Magic Man (new song)
    13. Bus Stop (the HOLLIES cover)
    14. Lies (THE KNICKERBOCKERS cover)

    DOKKEN has sold well over 10 million albums worldwide and continues to tour and enjoy media exposure courtesy of the successful web commercials for Norton Internet Security 2010, the latest virus, spyware and Internet protection software from Symantec. The comedic spots imagine a computer as a chicken and DOKKEN as a malicious computer virus. Each ad features a different outcome, based on whether or not the "Dokken Virus" was allowed into the system.

    DOKKEN's latest album "Lightning Strikes Again", was released on May 13, 2008 via Rhino Records. The CD is DOKKEN's tenth studio album and it "mark[ed] a true and definite return" to the band's classic sound, according to a press release.

    In addition to the regular European version of "Lightning Strikes Again", Frontiers Records released a special limited edition of the CD on April 11, 2008 in a glossy slipcase. The limited-edition version included an exclusive bonus track for Europe, entitled "Sunset Superstar".

    Dokken - Almost Over
     
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    Re: Dokken...The Band Thread

    ^^ One of the best Dokken tunes I've ever heard IMO :grinthumb
     

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