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Under Lock and Key

Dokken

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Though it at first seems like just another portrait of a teased-hair rock band, the iconic cover image of Under Lock and Key actually says a lot about Dokken’s position among the hordes of hair metal acts competing for dominance in 1985. Like every metal band of the era, Dokken is shown with exquisitely gelled hairdos, posing among billows of fiery smoke, but they are also wearing brightly colored blazers. It’s a juxtaposition of hard rock tradition and pop fashion, which is precisely what’s represented in “Unchain the Night,” “In My Dreams” and “It’s Not Love.” The band kept abreast of the public’s taste for power ballads, but at their core Dokken was much more of a straight-ahead rock band than many of their hair metal contemporaries. Whether it was the rock-solid riffage of “Unchain the Night” or the pummeling assault of “Till the Livin’ End,” the band was always at its best when they were constructing slamming riffs.

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ROCKIN WITH DOKKEN

My favorite Dokken release. Some hair bands actually had some good musical chops and this was definitely one of the best along with Motley Crue, Ratt, Skid Row, & Cinderella. Brings back some great memories. I'ts Not Love, one of their best. Also love Lightning Strikes Again, Unchain The Night, & Til The Livin End. I'ts all worth checking out.

Favorite Dokken Album

This is a great Dokken album. Not only are there amazing vocals like in Lightnin' Strikes Again and Til the Livin' End, but there are also some absolutely amazing solos. I very much recommend this album for someone who likes great hard rock.

Rokken with Dokken

A great Dokken album probably my favorite it reminds me of KISS's Animalize

Biography

Formed: 1978 in Los Angeles, CA

Genre: Rock

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

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...
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Under Lock and Key, Dokken
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: Rock, Music, Metal, Hair Metal, Hard Rock
  • Released: Nov 19, 1985

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