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Apr 23 2010, 18:05 di SexxAtraxxionGuns N' Roses - Appetite for Destruction (18x Platinum) (1987)
Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet (12x Platinum) (1986)
Def Leppard - Hysteria (12x Platinum) (1987)
Def Leppard - Pyromania (Diamond) (1983)
Whitesnake - Whitesnake (8x Platinum) (1987)
Bon Jovi - New Jersey (7x Platinum) (1988)
Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion I (7x Platinum) (1991)
Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion II (7x Platinum) (1991)
Quiet Riot - Metal Health (6x Platinum) (1983)
Mötley Crüe - Dr. Feelgood (6x Platinum) (1989)
Guns N' Roses - Gn'R Lies (5x Platinum) (1988)
Poison - Open Up and Say... Ahh! (5x Platinum) (1988)
Skid Row - Skid Row (5x Platinum) (1989)
Guns N' Roses - Greatest Hits (5x Platinum) (2004)
Mötley Crüe - Shout at the Devil (4x Platinum) (1983)
Mötley Crüe - Theatre of Pain (4x Platinum) (1985)
Mötley Crüe - Girls Girls Girls (4x Platinum) (1987)
Bon Jovi - Cross Road (4x Platinum) (1994)
Def Leppard - Vault: Def Leppard Greatest Hits (1980-1995) (4x platinum) (1995)
Ratt - Out of the Cellar (3x Platinum) (1984)
Giu 8 2009, 13:54 di sablespecterLynch Mob / All I Want / Wicked Sensation (4) / Oct 1990
In my review of Psycho Motel's State of Mind, I mentioned that the song Killing Time reminded me of Lynch Mob, c. 1990, which was the time of this album.
George Lynch took his massive ego out of Dokken, where it was continually clashing with the similarly-massive ego of Don Dokken, and formed a new outlet for his ego and his chops on the guitar. Mick Brown went with him on drums, and they brought in Oni Logan on vocals.
It's Solli's vocals on the Psycho Motel song that remind me of Oni's vocals and the groovy funk that infused Lynch Mob's work, and this selection is probably the best on the album to represent that. The band and this debut album got quite a bit of recognition at the time, though it was largely a victim of changing currents in the music scene at the dawn of the 1990s. That's particularly true of the solid, 1992 self-titled follow-up album, which was entirely overlooked in the era of grunge.
Gen 25 2009, 7:20 di sablespecter
Ago 20 2008, 2:07 di sablespecterEurope / Stormwind / Wings of Tomorrow (1) / Feb 1984
Listening to this band reminds me of why I think the tags "hair metal" or "hair band" can be dangerous, potentially hiding some good material from bands that formed before the glam style got popular around 1986. Today's selection is a case study.
To me, "hair metal" implies a visual look of teased hair, makeup, spandex, and headbands; a musical style of power chord riffs, catchy hooks, and shouted or sing-along choruses; and lyrics about (a) partying (b) girls (c) partying with girls (d) rocking hard about partying with girls.
There certainly was a lot of this stuff in the back half of the 80s - what we thrash metal/speed metal/nwobhm freaks of the time joined our heroes in calling "posers" - and it wasn't all limited to the L.A. sunset strip, either.
Certainly a number of bands come to mind whose success was pretty much limited to the hair metal heyday: Poison (for sure the #1 leader)…
Lug 11 2008, 2:12 di sablespecterDokken / "Point Of No Return" / Lightning Strikes Again (7) / May 2008
Original Album: Lightning Strikes Again
Track: Point Of No Return
Finally had a chance to get this album, and sorry it took a couple of months, because this is the best Dokken album since Back for the Attack.
(Disclaimer: I have never heard Shadowlife). But yes, I think this new album is almost as good as the original 80s albums. I had high hopes for Dysfunctional when the original lineup got back together in the mid-90s, but it was an apt title, because dysfunctional it was.
The departure of George Lynch in the late 90s was probably a good thing for everyone given the massive ego clashes between he and Don Dokken that marred the quality of the work on the work of that era, but - no disrespect to Reb Beach or John Norum - Erase The Slate and Long Way Home were even worse, particularly the latter, which I believe to be the nadir. Frankly, Beach's and Norum's guitar work just didn't fit for Dokken.
Feb 26 2008, 2:06 di drumdaveSun 24 Feb – Queensrÿche, Don Dokken
Pictures from this event are available at
Last night I saw Don Dokken and Queensryche perform at the House Of Blues in Anaheim. I had planned to see their show at the HOB in LA Friday night but I ended up working late and would have missed the Dokken set. On Sunday I decided that since the weather wasn't too bad I would be willing to make the drive. After some ticketmaster hassles I was able to reserve a ticket in will call.
I arrived at the venue a little early thinking the show started at 8pm. I didn't realize that it was doors at 8pm. After a couple of hours of standing in the cold they opened the doors about 8:40. Once inside I was on the 2nd level and ended up asking security about how do I get downstairs. This was my first time at this HOB. Compared to the HOB in Hollywood the venue is much smaller. Maybe 1/2 to 2/3rds the size. And this venue allowed cameras…
Gen 4 2008, 6:44 di Darkneo16xAs many users of last.fm, I'm doing a list with all the concerts that I have attended in the past, including the gigs of local bands (so if you see a "strange name", it's because maybe is a cool Chilean band and you must check it now!). I'm going to live concerts since 2004, until today I saw aprox. 100 bands live or more, you can check the full list next:
The Format is:
day/month : band (support act) - venue
the concerts marked with a ♦, enters in the category of *Incredible and unforgetable*
All the concerts were in Chile, excepts for the ones that indicates another place.
29/10: Panzer + Dorso + Inquisicion + Sadism + Alejandro Silva + Kintral + Harmony - Campus San Joaquín, UC
02/04: Mägo de Oz (support: Steelrage) - Estadio Victor Jara
05/08: ♦ After Forever (support: Human Factor + AghonyA) - Teatro Providencia
21/08: ♦ Stratovarius (support: Delta) - Teatro Caupolicán
Set 28 2007, 20:11 di sablespecterDokken / "Mr. Scary" / Back For The Attack (6) / Nov 1987
Original Album: Back for the Attack
Track: Mr. Scary
Track preview via Amazon
Happy 53rd Birthday to George Lynch!
One of those bands that wasn't big enough to two huge egos - those of Don Dokken and George Lynch. I really hate when that kind of thing tears apart really good bands. I found Dokken to be a bit separate from the bulk of the 80s glam and hair metal bands because they had so much real talent. The songs were darker, too, and I think those looks you see on their albums were the record company desires.
George's guitar playing was one of the key facets of their successful music, and the first reason why I picked up all of the Lynch Mob albums, even though they were quite different from Dokken work.
Apparently, George is another guitar player with ties to Japan. In this case, his signature guitars which are made in Japan, and (not sure of this since I'm not a member) his Guitar Dojo. …
Giu 29 2007, 13:12 di tenderbranson691973, Born on this day, Matt Ney, Serpent_axed
1973, Singer Ian Gillan quit Deep Purple at the end of a tour in Japan.
1953, Born on this day, Don Dokken, Dokken, (1985 US No.20 single 'Alone Again').
1953, Born on this day, Colin Hay, Men at Work, (1983 UK and US No.1 single 'Down Under').
1948, Born on this day, Ian Paice, drummer, Deep Purple, (1970 UK No.2 single 'Black Night'), 1973 US No. 4 single 'Smoke On The Water').
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