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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:42 pm 
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Its obvious today that he has lost his vocal ability but back in the day when Don was on top of his game he put together one of the most KILLER lineups with his 1990 release... DON DOKKEN "Up From The Ashes". If you dont know about this CD just get it.

John Norum and Billy White on guitar!!!!

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:05 pm 
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That was before the surgery, when he was on the top of his game.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:28 pm 
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I still have this on cassette. I bought it when it first came out. I was curious after the band's breakup to see who would put out the better album. Don vs. Lynch Mob. As a Lynch fan, I was sad to discover that Don had the better album.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:45 pm 
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Del Hudson wrote:
I still have this on cassette. I bought it when it first came out. I was curious after the band's breakup to see who would put out the better album. Don vs. Lynch Mob. As a Lynch fan, I was sad to discover that Don had the better album.


My exact feelings. As much as I love Lynch. Don Dokken outdid him in a big way with that release.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:28 pm 
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I was always a big fan. Started listening to them early on.
I first saw Dokken in 1988 during the Monsters of Rock tour.
I saw him again last year. It was kind of sad to see his voice had gotten so bad.
What people usually don't know is how great a guitar player Don Dokken really was.
I don't know why the band stopped having Don play guitar as much as he did in the early years.
WTH?
Watch this.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:52 am 
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SWANTECH wrote:
I was always a big fan. Started listening to them early on.
I first saw Dokken in 1988 during the Monsters of Rock tour.
I saw him again last year. It was kind of sad to see his voice had gotten so bad.
What people usually don't know is how great a guitar player Don Dokken really was.
I don't know why the band stopped having Don play guitar as much as he did in the early years.
WTH?
Watch this.


I think the answer to your question is because they have George Lynch in there as lead guitarist. Don may be a decent guitarist at best. I would rather hear Lynch soloing than Don any day. And I think time has shown that they made the right decision.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:05 am 
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Because DD was "just" a solid guitar player but on top of his game he has been a vocal force to reckon with. Music as much as anything else knows about the law of the comparative advantage. When you have someone like GL as a lead guitar player in your band you can only lose big time when it comes to soloing (if you´re not Richie Kotzen, that is) shrug .

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:44 am 
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was a teenager in the 80's, but couldn't name one Dokken song. I think freddie kruger was in the band, wasn't he?


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:49 pm 
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Back when both albums came out, I thought the Don Dokken album blew away the Lynch Mob album, mainly because it was more like the Dokken albums.

Years later, I came to realize they are both great albums. Extremely different, but both great albums.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:04 pm 
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lespauled wrote:
Back when both albums came out, I thought the Don Dokken album blew away the Lynch Mob album, mainly because it was more like the Dokken albums.

Years later, I came to realize they are both great albums. Extremely different, but both great albums.


I agree 100% :band


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