|Posted by Anna H. on November 10, 2017 at 6:35 AM|
How's it going my gumdrops? If you were on It's Not All Gumdrops & Unicorns on February 18, 2017, you should remember that I published a Song Saturday blog featuring the '80s Metal band, Dokken.
I would've published this 2nd blog about Dokken last Thursday but like I already said, I was still recovering from barfing up my lungs 4 times on Halloween.
What was so significant about last Thursday?
November 2,1987 was the day that Dokken's 4th album, Back For The Attack released in stores; Last Thursday was the 30th anniversary of their Back For The Attack album. I cannot believe it has been 30 years!
The fact that I was only 4 years old, when Dokken's theme song for the 3rd A Nightmare On Elm Street film ("Dream Warriors") released, and that I was in kindergarten, when Back For The Attack released, makes me feel old.
3 decades?! Wow! Where has the time gone?! Shouldn't I be older than 35? Honestly, it feels that way. My love for music had influence over me wanting to host my own radio show and becoming a disk jockey. By 20 years old, it came to fruition.
Looking back, I really should've aired some of Dokken's songs on my radio show. Then again, I don't think their songs would've attracted many college students, during the early 21st Century. However, my audience was male-dominated,15 years ago.
Years later, it STILL is male-dominated. Therefore, I could've aired Dokken and other bands from the 1980's and '90s. Listeners would've listened to my show, regardless.
After digging up the previous Song Saturday blog about Dokken's Back For The Attack album, I made some minor changes. The music videos for "Dream Warriors," "Burning Like A Flame," and "Heaven Sent" are still in the previous blog.
Meanwhile, Dokken's "Mr. Scary" from Back For The Attack was featured as a bonus song for that particular Song Saturday blog. Last night, I transferred "Mr. Scary" for today's early Song Saturday blog.
It was mentioned earlier this year in my previous Song Saturday blog, that "Mr. Scary" was a guitar solo by George Lynch and Jeff Pilson. On the band's Back For The Attack album, "Mr. Scary" is the 6th song, which happens to be the song after "Heaven Sent."
You may be wondering, "Anna, why didn't you share 'Mr. Scary' in a Song Saturday blog last month?"
There are only so many Saturdays in a month. If I could've, I would've re-shared the song.
Although, re-sharing it today is more fitting, since Dokken's Back For The Attack recently turned 30. "Mr. Scary" has Classic '80s Guitar Solo written all over it.
Without a doubt, Dokken is by far 1 of the most highly UNDERRATED Metal bands from the 1980's.
Even though Dokken's Back For The Attack was heavily promoted 30 years ago for A Nightmare On Elm Street: Dream Warriors, it is sad that they NEVER received the same amount of praise as other '80s Metal bands.
In case you missed the last Song Saturday blog featuring Dokken earlier this year, click on the following link as a throwback.
In the meantime, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Dokken's Back For The Attack, let's revisit "Mr. Scary" for not only an early Song Saturday, but also as a throwback!
Dokken "Mr. Scary" Back For The Attack (1987)
Categories: Song Saturday