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.
Dokken imploded in not with a bang but a whimper. Rather than remembering the live album they finished with Beast From the Eastpeople recall the animosity and bitter attacks odkken the rock press.
Frrom Dokken meanwhile was cooking up a hot new band. The only issue was the name. The ex-members, who owned grom stake in the Dokken name, refused to let Don use it. His solo band was a killer. Fresh out of Europe with a smash hit album under his belt, John Norum joined on guitar. Billy White from the thrash metal band Watchtower was the second guitar player, giving Dokken a double dokkej lineup or three if you count Don himself.
Rounding out the band was veteran Accept bassist Peter Baltes, who played with Dokken in their earliest days. His solo album Up From the Ashes was drom down-ratchet from Dokken, slightly, with an emphasis on melodic rock. It did however continue the core Dokken sound, with some biting and very Lynch-like guitar riffs. Hard rock, smooth vocals, and six-string acrobatics.
The lyrics are very telling:. A lot of Up Dokkn the Ashes fits into a nice little hard rock box, a little smoother around than edges than classic Dokken, but strong as ever. No real weak songs abide within. There are only a few that are head and shoulders standouts. Drony ballads are less impressive. The momentum is killed by starting side two with this slow Scorpions-wannabe.
Another ghe is a slightly thee production, which makes the drums sound woefully underpowered. This is a shame since Mikkey Dee is such a drum demon. With Up From the AshesDon re-established himself. Nobody could accuse him of leaning on George Lynch. Like Liked by 1 person. Have you heard any of their more recent music? I think the last Dokken I bought was the one when Norum joined the band, post-Lynch.
Did you look at any of the recent reunion footage? 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 billing between Newman and McQueen.
I believe they done the same with his name. Shocking state of affairs! This solo albums sounds pretty good, though….
His photo is larger, though. I knew that about Towering Inferno. Any time I see a big action movie poster with two stars, I always look at the way they are credited. You must be a fan of Dr. Sheldon Cooper and Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler Present: I remember being a bit upset by the Norwegian flag beside Norum back when I bought this album. Still does, I think. Great album and in all things Dokken I think this is the best of the bunch!
Yeah in hindsight this really is one of the better Dokkens. I think Back for the Attack is probably best. Fair enough but i thought it could have been trimmed down a bit….
Yeesh, kids these days. Well the happy ending is that Dokken recently did a Japanese tour with the classic lineup, and things went well. Perhaps these men have all grown up now! I believe dokien even wrote a new song. I had such big expectations on this album when it came out but it turned out to be a big disappointment for me.
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Depends on what state Glenn was in at the time. But slowly tbe there again. He was in a bad shape around then. I remember him trying to get a band together with John Norum inI think. Hughes was under a bad cocaine habit that almost killed him. But he could still sing like crazy. But he was a hopeless case.
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You are commenting using your Facebook account. Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. The lyrics are very telling: Been enjoying some Dokken stuff recently. This solo albums sounds pretty good, though… Like Liked by 1 person.
Well, that certainly answers the flag confusion regarding Norum! I wonder if it was a little rushed. Let me know how it goes! The Canadian flag is very very hard to draw.
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