April 13, 2009
It was that wet Spring afternoon Dokkenator was created. Power came to him while listening to the Rolling Stone compilation “Headbanging Heroes of 80’s Metal”. This amazing CD featured 16 tracks from the following artists:
Poison, Twisted Sister, David Lee Roth, Warrant, Winger, RATT, Autograph, Skid Row, Cinderella, Kix, Vixen, Dokken, Enuff Z Enuff, L.A. Guns, Lita Ford & Quiet Riot.
Four of those artists signal the arrival of Dokkenator at his workplace. However, it was “In My Dreams” by Dokken which made him a household name. The vocals from Don Dokken, coupled with the 1-2 guitar combination of George Lynch & Jeff Pilson always succeed in firing him up. The entire workplace hears the following lyrics once the employee entrance opens:
Callin’ your name, but you’re turning away. Please don’t leave.
Running in circles waiting to see you in my dreams.
What can I say or do? You won’t come back we’re through.
I realized too late that baby your love has turned away
In my dreams it’s still the same, your love is strong it still remains
In my dreams you’re still by me, just the way it used to be.
It never fails to light his fire for an awesome shift. It also holds a special place in his heart. More on that in another chapter.