“Back in the Streets” is a bootleg released in 1989 by a German label who had apparently stolen the demos from Don Dokken back in the day.
Well that demo must have been found because these recordings also ended up on “The Lost Tapes”.
While the songs are written by Don and George Lynch, only Don plays on this album along with drummer Gary Holland at far left, and guitarist Greg Leon second from the left, both former members of the band “Suite 19”. At far right is bassist Gary Link.
But the band members mentioned on the back gives the buyer an impression that George Lynch, Mick Brown and Juan Croucier are actually playing on it.
But there not.
In the bottom writings there is a line which states; “Reminder to Don Dokken for not returning Thomas’ vintage 100 W 4 x 12 Marshall Cab”.
Maybe this is why the EP bootleg was released, as a F.U to Don Dokken?
Even though the band, Dokken had broken up at this point, people were still interested in their music and like me, purchased this as soon as it hit the streets.
6 thoughts on “The Record Vault: Dokken – Back In The Streets”
Making cash of the band. Having said that this is a cool little piece of rock history. Drop by my site in a few hours as this band is featured lol
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There’s only one George lynch- but so many players who sound like him
This is a cool bootleg. I was just telling Deke that I’m reading the Dokken biography and I know when these were recorded and cool they got released, but too bad it was a bootlegger I would’ve snatched this up too if I saw it out in the wild. Good grab.
Oh Dokken biography
Googling right now.
I spun this a lot. Day After Day is a stellar cut.