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Show Review: Dokken in Poughkeepsie, NY

Posted by Andrew Johann Datoush on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 8:01 PM (PST)

There’s been an alarming trend I’ve noticed in music throughout time. Ludwig Van Beethoven, dead. Elvis Presley, dead. Janis Joplin, dead. Amy Winehouse, dead. Chester Bennington, dead. Don Dokken, still alive and well. This is all factual. DOKKEN‘s music has been known to make you live longer and make men last longer in the sack. True story. Don Dokken has been known to play DOKKEN songs throughout his entire career, at every show. The others are not known for doing this. Behold the power of DOKKEN’s music.

For years, in my quest to spread the word of the almighty DOKKEN, I have stood at the front of every stage at every show I’ve attended. I have heckled hundreds of bands by yelling “, Play Some DOKKEN!”, regardless of their genre. Naturally, once The Chance Theater in Poughkeepsie, NY announced they had booked the mighty DOKKEN to play their venue, I knew I had to be there. I needed to seize the opportunity to witness the awesome power of DOKKEN live!

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Deep Cuts: Dokken

Posted by Andrew Johann Datoush on Friday, April 10, 2015 at 12:24 PM (PST)

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Imagine, if you will, you’re standing in a venue. You can be in a small nightclub, or you can be in a stadium for a huge concert. Now, imagine your favorite band has just opened with their first song. Don’t worry, we aren’t asking you for details, so you can say STRYPER or SLAYER, no judging here. (Unless you say Kanye West, in which case, Beyoncé will get your street cred) Your favorite band has just killed it with their opener, and then you hear the words that will make or break your entire night. Some asshole in the crowd to your left shouts out “PLAY SOME DOKKEN!!!”

Yes kids, you might have guessed it. I was that guy. Actually, that’s a partial lie. I’m still that guy. No, not the guy pissed off at the Kanye West concert because someone is yelling about DOKKEN. No, I’m the guy telling the people on stage, no matter what genre, to play some DOKKEN! I know, why would I be at a Kanye West concert cheering for DOKKEN? Well, first off, have you ever heard his music? It’s no DOKKEN, that’s for sure. Secondly, this might be one of those crazy Euro festivals where they have MEGADETH and Bo Diddley co-headlining together, I don’t do the booking…

(editor’s note: Bo Diddley is deceased, Drew.)

So, now that I’ve properly introduced myself as the asshole at the venue, you can begin to imagine just how hyped I was to begin “researching” for this post, and by researching, I mean blasting DOKKEN music for hours, while I sing and play a wicked air guitar for an imaginary stadium full of people from the comforts of my bedroom.

I’m not gonna lie. As eager as I was to do this, I had an impossible task ahead of me. Choose three songs from DOKKEN’s legendary career. Only three. “In My Dreams”, “Dream Warriors”, “Lightning Strikes Again”, “Kiss Of Death”… So many excellent tunes, so little space. This is Deep Cuts, so we gotta cut a little deeper than that (what cuts deeper than Freddy’s claws?) , and I think I’ve got it narrowed down to three lesser known gems that all long time DOKKEN fans, as well as the new and even (?) future DOKKEN fans can all agree on.

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Dokken

Posted by Lucas Riot on Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at 1:34 AM (PST)
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