Re: best Dokken album?
Date: September 19, 2017 12:31PM
> Nah, Terry only great songs - pure perfection, a
> clear 6 on the dice!
> 1. Back For The Attack
> 2. Under Lock & Key
> 3. Tooth And Nail
> 4. Erase The Slate
> 5. Hell To Pay
> 6., Lightning Strikes Again
> 7. Dysfunctional
> 8. Long Way Home
> 9. Broken Bones
> 10. Breaking The Chains
> 11. Shadowlife
> Lightning could have been competing for 4th spot
> if it weren't for the vocals....
> Erase The Slate, Hell To Pay and Lightning Strikes
> are all sadly overlooked albums, and Dysfunctional
> is the one for me that has been falling through
> the cracks a little during the years, in other
> words I wouldn't rate is high today as I used to
> back in the 90's or early this millennium. But
> both Dysfunctional and Long Way Home are pretty
> strong albums, just not as strong as the ones
> rated higher. Broken Bones is actually better than
> I remembered when I played it last week, still I
> wouldn't call it a milestone in the bands
> discography. Breaking The Chains is about a band
> finding it's footing, style and experimenting to
> find their sound and identity as well as honing
> the songwriting skills. Shadowlife has it's
> moments, but undoubtedly their weakest effort -
> and also a bit of a sellout as far as most of the
> identity flew out the door on that one.
> Rating Up From The Ashes among the Dokken albums
> might be fruitful considering the style of music,
> and a stunning album it is - but for me it
> wouldn't be more logical to do include UFTA than
> it is to include War & Peace or Lynch Mob.... yeah
> I'm a purist, I know
Took me awhile to get into BFTA after ULAK which I loved after the first listen and still do I thought Back was a little too long and the songs too samey at the time, but over the yeats it really started to grow on me. It's my tnird favorite of theirs overall, but over the last few years has become my "go to" Dokken album.
The Rock Candy reissue improves on it by adding Back for the Attack as a bonus track. Always loved that song and could never understand why it was left off to begin with.