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Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Up from the Ashes – Don Dokken on AllMusic – – This debut solo offering from. DON DOKKEN – Up From the Ashes ( Geffen) “The best revenge is to live well.” — Don Dokken’s liner notes. Passive aggressive much?. Up From The Ashes. By Don Dokken. • 11 songs. Play on Spotify. 1. Crash ‘ N Burn. 2. 1, Miles Away. 3. When Some Nights.

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It sounds as if he was finally able to make the album he always wanted to make. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. I had such big expectations on this album when it came out but it turned out to be a big disappointment for me.

Dokken imploded in not with a bang but a whimper. I like that Dokken is higher up on the cover… they used a similar strategy when Towering Inferno was released- a dispute of who received top yp between Newman and McQueen. This solo albums sounds pretty good, though….

A lot of Up From the Ashes fits into a nice little hard rock box, a little smoother around than edges than classic Dokken, but tue as ever. Hughes was under a bad cocaine habit that almost killed him. The lyrics are very telling: Any time I see a big action movie poster with two rfom, I always look at the way they are credited.

Song for song this album is a solid album. With Up From the AshesDon re-established himself.


He originally wanted to name his dog Shandi but his wife said, “No fucking way. Well the happy ending is that Dokken recently did a Japanese tour with the classic lineup, and tne went well. October 21, Highlights: The lyrics are very telling:. I wonder if it was a little rushed. March 18, at 8: Notify me of new comments via email. The Brainfart has been a heavy metal fan since hearing it for the first time in Been enjoying some Dokken stuff recently.

The songs were a lot less guitar wanky hair metal and more melodic, mellow and cokken laden which dokekn many Dokken fans divided as to their thoughts on this album. Rock a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here But slowly getting there again. Like Liked by 1 person.

He was in a bad shape around then. Hard rock, smooth vocals, and six-string acrobatics. This is a shame since Mikkey Dee is such a drum demon. Even staunch-’80s rock supporters probably won’t enjoy Up From the Ashesas the record exudes nothing close to the fire of Dokken ‘s original band. Post was not sent – check your email addresses! But when their guitar-slinging histrionics, sad-faced ballads, and colorful outfits became highly unfashionable, the group couldn’t sustain themselves through the constant fighting between the singer and guitarist George Wshes.

The record is well-produced, and the performances especially Norum ‘s soloing are quite polished, but the songwriting and lyrics are standard at best, and pretty out of date by the time this offering hit record store shelves.

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Nobody could accuse him of leaning on George Lynch. I was one of the ones that loved this album. The ex-members, who owned a stake in the Dokken name, refused to let Don use it.

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Let me know how it goes! I remember him trying to get a band together with John Norum inI think. Gretzky on the Simpsons next month! You must be a fan of Dr. I think Back for the Attack is probably best. Just when I asshes I was the only one in the world who cared about this album! I loved Crash n Burn, When some nights and mirror dokkfn is a solid hard rock song.

Yeah in hindsight this really is one of the better Dokkens. The on-again off-again relationship was off for five years during the early ’90s. Some loved it and dokekn hated it. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: His solo band was a killer. Don Dokken meanwhile was cooking up a hot new band. The production is perfect.

Retro Review: Don Dokken – Up From The Ashes

Streams Videos All Posts. I knew that about Towering Inferno.

Did you look at any of the recent reunion footage? Sheldon Cooper and Dr. Yeesh, kids these days.