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Album Review: Broken Bones – Dokken

87e39fa3b3330f5138a4758327713666If you know me or have been following this blog, you know that I have a fondness for that glorious decade the 1980s.  It was a fun decade and an interesting one for Rock/Metal.   Grown men wore makeup, high-heels, and more hair product than your average woman.  Songs of that day revolved around three basic ideas:  Getting laid, partying, and breaking up.  Well, Dokken was one of those bands I thought broke out of that mold a little bit.  Sure, you can see the spandex and makeup on the cover of Under Lock and key (an amazing album), but Dokken didn’t take the style of the decade to excess like Pretty Boy Floyd or Poison; I think that’s why I liked them so much as I reflect on it now.  If you were a fan of the band, chances are you were a fan of George Lynch, their long time guitarist; probably one of the best at the time.  Fast-forward to 2012, Dokken’s Broken Bones does not feature Lynch on guitar, but don’t let that keep you from buying/listening to this album; it’s every bit the Dokken you used to know and love.

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