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Back for the Attack, Dokken

Dokken

November 30th, -0001

Formed:
1978 in Los Angeles, CA

Genre:
Rock

Years Active:
'70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s






Dokken

Biography

At a time when the charts were ruled by pop-metal acts, Dokken was a major attraction throughout the 1980s. With vocalist Don Dokken's captivating stage presence and guitarist George Lynch's high-energy style, the band combined rockers such as "Kiss of Death" and power ballads such as "Alone Again" in order to create a number of best-selling albums. . At a time when the charts were ruled by pop-metal acts, Dokken was a major attraction throughout the 1980s. With vocalist Don Dokken's captivating stage presence and guitarist George Lynch's high-energy style, the band combined rockers such as "Kiss of Death" and power ballads such as "Alone Again" in order to create a number of best-selling albums.

Dokken's roots date back to the late '70s, when Lynch, along with drummer Mick Brown, teamed up with Don Dokken to form the Boyz. In 1981, Don moved to Germany and was signed to Carerre Records. The band, now simply known as Dokken, recorded and released Breaking the Chains, their first studio album, in 1983. While the record failed to retain a decent chart position in the United States, the group was immensely popular in Europe.

After a tour in Germany, Dokken was signed to Elektra Records, and Jeff Pilson became their first official bassist. In 1984, the band released Tooth and Nail, which featured the hit songs "Into the Fire," "Just Got Lucky," and "Alone Again." With heavy MTV and radio airplay, Dokken found themselves topping the charts worldwide, and Tooth and Nail eventually sold over one-million copies in the U.S. alone. Following a tour with the Scorpions, the group recorded Under Lock and Key in 1985, which had a similar success due to the hits "In My Dreams" and "It's Not Love." In 1987, the band released Back for the Attack, which featured a track they had written as the subtitle for the third Nightmare on Elm Street film, "Dream Warriors." The coinciding music video, which included scenes of the band interacting with the movie's characters, was their most popular ever, and Back for the Attack became Dokken's third record to reach platinum status. The album's subsequent tour resulted in a live compilation, Beast From the East, which was released shortly before the band broke up in 1988 due to Don Dokken's and Lynch's creative differences.

After the disbanding of Dokken, Don pursued a solo career with Up from the Ashes, and Lynch formed the Lynch Mob, releasing an album in 1990; both releases failed to chart. In 1992, the band reunited, but it wasn't until 1995 when they signed with Columbia Records and released Dysfunctional, which was met with harsh reviews and poor sales. Tensions once again seemed to hover around the group as they recorded the live acoustic release, One Live Night, in 1996 under the CMC label. In 1997, the band released Shadowlife, which was met with a similar response to their past two recordings. In 1998, Lynch left a second time to reunite Lynch Mob, and was replaced with Winger guitarist Reb Beach for 1999's Erase the Slate. This was followed in 2000 by another concert record, Live from the Sun, which captured the Beach lineup at Anaheim's Sun Theater. Beach left the group and was replaced by John Norum, and the group recorded Long Way Home for release in the spring of 2002. In 2003, ex-Warlock guitarist Jonathan Levin and ex-Ted Nugent and Yngwie Malmsteen bassist Barry Sparks joined the group, resulting in the release of Hell to Pay the following year. The band returned to the studio in 2008 for Lightning Strikes Again.

Top Albums

Back for the Attack, Dokken
1. Back for the..
Greatest Hits (Re-Recorded Versions) [Remastered], Dokken
2. Greatest Hit..
Under Lock and Key, Dokken
3. Under Lock a..
Tooth and Nail, Dokken
4. Tooth and Na..
Alone Again & Other Hits, Dokken
5. Alone Again ..
Lightning Strikes Again, Dokken
6. Lightning St..
Broken Bones, Dokken
7. Broken Bones
Breaking the Chains, Dokken
8. Breaking the..
Beast From the East (Live - Japan 1988), Dokken
9. Beast From t..
From Conception - Live 1981 (Bonus Video Version), Dokken
10. From Concept..
Dysfunctional, Dokken
11. Dysfunctiona..
Dokken - Live from the Sun, Dokken
12. Dokken - Liv..
Long Way Home, Dokken
13. Long Way Hom..
Shadowlife, Dokken
14. Shadowlife
Erase the Slate, Dokken
15. Erase the Sl..
One Live Night, Dokken
16. One Live Nig..
Japan Live '95, Dokken
17. Japan Live '..
Then and Now, Dokken
18. Then and Now
Hell to Pay, Dokken
19. Hell to Pay
Bus Stop / Lies - Single, Dokken
20. Bus Stop / L..

Top Songs

NameAlbumTimePrice
1.
It's Not LoveUnder Lock and Key4:59$1.29
2.
Alone AgainAlone Again & Other Hit..4:22$1.29
3.
In My DreamsAlone Again & Other Hit..4:20$1.29
4.
Breaking the ChainsBreaking the Chains3:51$1.29
5.
Into the FireTooth and Nail4:27$1.29
6.
Dream WarriorsBack for the Attack4:48$1.29
7.
Unchain the NightUnder Lock and Key5:19$1.29
8.
In My DreamsUnder Lock and Key4:20$1.29
9.
HunterUnder Lock and Key4:08$0.99
10.
Burning Like a FlameBack for the Attack4:44$1.29
11.
Alone AgainTooth and Nail4:22$1.29
12.
Just Got LuckyTooth and Nail4:34$1.29
13.
Dream WarriorsAlone Again & Other Hit..4:48$1.29
14.
Dream Warriors (Re-Recorded)80's Hits - Totally Bit..4:46$0.99
15.
Care for You (Unplugged)Hell to Pay3:58$0.69
16.
Can You SeeHell to Pay4:09$0.99
17.
Letter to HomeHell to Pay4:28$0.99
18.
I SurrenderHell to Pay3:02$0.99
19.
It's Not Love (Live)Japan Live '958:23$0.99
20.
Mr. Scary (Live)Japan Live '954:33$0.99
21.
Alone Again (Live)Japan Live '957:22$0.99
22.
I Will Remember (Live)Japan Live '954:29$0.99
23.
Nothing Left to Say (Live)Japan Live '954:48$0.99
24.
Unchain the Night (Live)Japan Live '956:26$0.99
25.
Breaking the Chains (Live)Japan Live '954:13$0.99

Top Music Videos

Santa Claus Is Coming to Town, Dokken
1. Santa Claus I...
Dokken Interview
2. Dokken Interv...


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