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Artist: Dokken

Title: Erase The Slate

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Category: Hard Rock

Year: 1999

Label: CMC International

Catalog Number: 06076 86274-2


Don Dokken lead vocals
Reb Beach guitars
Jeff Pilson bass, backing vocals
Mick Brown drums


1.  Erase The Slate  3:47
2.  Change The World  4:35
3.  Maddest Hatter  4:38
4.  Drown  4:53
5.  Shattered  4:40
6.  One  3:10  Cover: Three Dog Night
7.  Who Believes  4:23
8.  Voice Of The Soul  4:12
9.  Crazy Mary Goes Round  3:00
10.  Haunted Lullabye  4:47
11.  In Your Honor  4:28
12.  Untitled  1:16
Total Running Time:  47:49

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Existing comments about this CD

From: crathopper Date: June 2, 2001 at 12:11
Nice comeback after the extremely disappointing Shadowlife.

From: Steve F Date: July 24, 2001 at 22:07
Certainly sounds like the real Dokken as opposed to the 'Shadowlife' one. Reb Beach was probably the only guitarist at that point in time who could begin to fill Lynch's shoes and his playing definitely shines. The songs are very much in the spirit of the 80's, but there's a lot of 90's influences in the production. Very recommendable. (8.5 out of 10)

From: metal_man73 Date: October 31, 2001 at 18:11
Erase The Slate? Erase this cd!!! It was much better than Shadowlife but for me it was a buy it, listen to it and store it cd! Now I am going to go give this one another listen and see if my taste in music has changed!

From: dokken6008 Date: March 21, 2002 at 12:31
Dokken doesn't need George Lynch to be successfull, sound good or to make a decent record--anyone who says otherwise can kiss my ass. Reb Beach was an excellent choice as a replacement, as he is a guitar virtuoso himself & was one of the best to have come from the 80's genre of music. As a whole, 'Erase The Slate' is missing something. The ballads are good, the rockers are great but it doesn't leave you feeling complete. But 'Change The World' was all it took 2 make me happy I got the cd.

From: Tony Date: April 11, 2002 at 4:01
Love this cd!! It's a shame everyone complains this music isn't in vogue anymore and when a band releases a gem like this the same people who complain don't even buy the freakin thing!!! Should have been a hit and I'll take Reb over Lynch anyday. Great album that hasn't sound dated to me yet.

From: motley Date: April 17, 2002 at 2:12
In my opinion this one i very lame. it doesnt sound like Dokken, the fire is gone. Georg Lynch IS/WAS Dokkens guitarist and not Reb. Dokkens era is over and for me BEAST FROM THE EAST is their abs. ass kicker album. Too bad Don and Georg hat each other these days.....

From: dokken6008 Date: April 21, 2002 at 1:55
As great of a guitarist as Lynch is/WAS, George is a total dickhead. He thinks he is the shit, but the truth is Reb can kick George's ass anyday on guitar. Dokken doesn't need George to make a good record. And by the way, DON DOKKEN made Dokken, not Lynch.

From: Motley Date: April 23, 2002 at 1:41
a matter of opinions...

From: dokken6008 Date: April 25, 2002 at 8:34
Yeah. I agree with you on SOME stuff, though. Good day.

From: Reno Date: April 26, 2002 at 11:26
I got the chance to meet Dokken when they were on tour for this cd. Reb Beach is incredible and he nailed the intro to Paris Is Burning to a tee. The band was very humble and answered all questions and signed anything people brought with them. Wild Mick even signed his Drum sticks and gave them to me. Although I'm not really a fan of the musical direction they've taken these last few years, they still rock...George or no George.

From: Steve T Date: May 21, 2002 at 9:14
George was the sound of Dokken not Don. I do not like this album at all and Reb is not a good fit for the band.

From: dokken6008 Date: June 27, 2002 at 4:22
Reb kicked ass. If you want to hear the REAL Lynch, listen to STEVE Lynch and his soloing which is literally out of this world. Eight-finger tapping? Very few have ever been able to pull off such crazy playing, do it successfully and do it WELL like Steve did. Great guy. I'm just not sure where the hell he is now but he will always be the real Lynch in the virtuoso's mind.

From: Andre Tekken Date: July 26, 2002 at 11:14
Look,I love this band,but I don't think Reb fits the band!This record also have some modern sounding which I do not personally don't like.The production is also weak!Don also should also try to take more care of his pipes!His singing is sooo weeak!I guess he triad to put his BEATLES influences on the songs.Whatever!And he did't succeded,thats for shure!No sharp guitars,awsome riffs,banshee vocals on this one.50/10.Ah!I miss those 80's!!!!!

From: Teo_3 Date: December 17, 2002 at 21:44
What a guitar player,Don bring Reb back and release a new DOKKEN album.Great album this one,i really enjoyed it even if it does not match the old ones.Heavy and melodic.Reb Beach is GOD!!!!

From: tony Date: February 2, 2003 at 21:55
what a disapointment, i thought this would be a comeback for them. yeah right!! if don and the boys keep releasing stuff like this, they might as well save their time and money and not record at all.what's with remaking that suck ass song 'one' it sucked in the seventies and it still sucks now! it was bad enough stomaching the other songs, then hearing that one come on ..............i had the sudden urge to puke. get with it don, stick to what works, your not a new age band, ask def leppard.

From: Gar Date: February 3, 2003 at 19:01
I liked this one a lot. Part of the reason is that its more in line with classic Dokken. SHADOWLIFE was disappointing, but on this one there seemed to be a new creative spark(I'm sure mainly because Lynch was out and Reb Beach was in). As for the songs, 'Maddest Hatter' is my favorite though I do enjoy all the songs here(even the cover of 'One'). Sure, it's no TOOTH & NAIL... but its pretty close.

From: JC Date: April 10, 2003 at 13:58
If you listen to the chorus of 'Maddest Hatter,' I think there is an uncanny resemblance to Saigon Kick. Not that I mind cause I love Kick. Great CD though. Definitely seems to be returning to their hard rock roots. A solid 9.5.

From: keebler Date: October 8, 2003 at 1:31
i really like this cd i wish reb was still playing with them i like his song writing.

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From: Whiplash1972 Date: November 8, 2003 at 1:48
EXCELLENT comeback after the horrid effort that was 'Shadowlife'. 'Maddest Hatter', 'One','Crazy Mary Goes Round','Haunted Lullabye' ,and 'In Your Honor' are all great songs.I actually rank this one as their 3rd best effort behind 'Back For the Attack', and 'Tooth and Nail'. I'd recommend this one to anyone who enjoys Dokken's past efforts. 9.5/10 (slightly better than 'Under Lock & Key IMHO)

From: txalber Date: December 7, 2003 at 13:39
El mejor album de hard rock desde 1992

From: Metal Pete Date: January 2, 2004 at 17:13
'Better than 'Under lock and Key''???!! ARe you Too high to fly?? Egads!!

From: Jack Date: May 6, 2004 at 0:52
I agree with u ,Metal Pete,this album might be good in some standard but definitely not in the same mould as 'under lock and key'. with all due respect,Whiplash1972,you might place this better than 'under lock and key' but i believe that more than 70 0okken fan will disagree on that.

From: Blue Tequila Date: May 6, 2004 at 2:10
Some people like this album the best. Other people think that Back for the Attack is better than this but not as good as Under Lock and Key. Some think Tooth and Nail is about as good as Under Lock and Key but not as good as Back for the Attack but better than this. Others think Back for the Attack is the best. Others think Tooth and Nail is the best. Some people think Cinderella is the best, some think Motley Crue is the best, and others think Dokken is the best. Some think Slayer sucks.

From: run2u Date: May 14, 2004 at 13:15
Reb Beach es un auténtico CRACK.De acuerdo.Además,adoro Winger... pero a pesar de eso,de los kilos de distorsión y guitarras pesadas,a pesar incluso de los gritos de D.Dokken,'ERASE' ME PARECE UN DISCO ABURRIDO.Nos lo vendieron como el gran retorno,pero anda que no les queda!!Algunos temitas tienen su gracia:los dos primeros,Drown,One.Pero el conjunto es homogéneo y repetitivo.Un intento de volver a las raíces,con mayor calidad tal vez.El resultado se queda en intento. 6'5/10 run2u69@hotmail.com

From: Big Papa K Date: June 26, 2004 at 1:22
Good return to form after 'Shadowlife'. Starts off great with the first three tracks. The middle of the album tends to drag as they shift back to some of their more alternative influences, but it finishes strong. 7/10

From: Metal T Date: June 30, 2004 at 22:09
An excellent album !--For the most part this is a legitimate 'Dokken' record in the tradition of the older albums.The songs are pretty strong, giving the effort merit as kick-ass !-In my opinion this is also proof that Dokken' could continue post' Lynch and as great as George was,that Don' was indeed the heart & f'n soul of this band .

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From: Whiplash1972 Date: June 30, 2004 at 23:26
Well now...I gotta say, I agree with everything you've said on this one Metal T! George was/is a great guitarist, but he and the rest of the band were simply heading in two different directions. While Dokken came back strong after the abysmal 'Shadowlife' with 'Erase the Slate', George went on to release 'Smoke This'....ewwwww. Hopefully his new effort, 'Furious George' will have a sound more along the lines of Lynch Mob's first 2 releases.

From: VICTOR CHASSERA Date: July 15, 2004 at 1:24

From: Metal Jay Date: August 4, 2004 at 20:11
I nice comeback for the guys. I would have preferred Lynch over Beach, but you can't have everything.

From: dckiss Date: August 20, 2004 at 14:08
This is the finest work by Dokken since the Back for the attack album. If we can't have Lynch than Beach is a fine replacement. It is my opinion that this is the only post Lynch album worth having. The current version of Dokken just lacks the spark of the early Dokken albums. The song writeing and Production of this album is good not great. I say buy it if your a Dokken fan!

From: Steve Newman Date: September 6, 2004 at 21:01
Good album but would have been better if George was playing guitars. To me it sounds like Winger with Don Dokken as the singer. And to all the people who think Reb is better than George is a god damn lair. I only say this because George has a better guitar tone than Reb

From: Geoff Date: September 8, 2004 at 0:15
I must say, that for me this is still the best Dokken album since 'Back for the attack'. The riffs are razor sharp and although there are definately fillers, 'Change the world' is sensational - awesome track, 'Mary goes round' is a cool rocker and 'Voice of the soul' is one the best Dokken tracks ever. The title track reminds me of the 'Tooth and nail' days, and I don't like the slow and heavy fillers, but it is a good album anyway. Shame is there are three killer demos I heard for this release

From: Geoff Date: September 8, 2004 at 0:17
... that didn't make the album! Awesome songs... or was it two? Either way, they were great and better than most on the album.

From: Rycheage Date: September 13, 2004 at 23:23
This is some of Dokken's best stuff since 'Back For The Attack'. "Erase The Slate", "Change The World", "The Maddest Hatter" and "Haunted Lullabye" are awesome songs. I just think George wore out his welcome with his prima-donna b.s. I for one am glad he is gone. Excellent stuff here without him.

From: jeff Date: October 9, 2004 at 20:20
one of the leftover tracks is called sign of the times. if you like change the world, this is right up there. a classic dokken song. still rockin' with dokken!!!!

From: Dean Date: October 10, 2004 at 11:07
"Sign of the times" was indeed one of their better tunes-why it didn't make the disc blows my mind. For a while i believe it was available on Dokken's site along with a whole bunch of other Dokken rarities. I've always had more respect for bands putting their hard to find stuff up on their site so everyone has a chance to hear it.

From: KAN FROM TAIWAN Date: October 10, 2004 at 23:51

From: Big Mike Date: October 11, 2004 at 12:47
People try to hang shit on this release but they are mostly full of crap wanker types. Erase the Slate is a much better effort than dysfunctional. Good hard rock songs. Pity they didn't develop the hidden track further.

From: Propane Date: November 30, 2004 at 11:07
NICE!!!!!!! Don't make me fire Lynch again. Nice job, Reb! After a very disappointing romp into the netherworld of the 90's, Don came back with choice song writing.

From: AHUEA Date: January 14, 2005 at 10:33
Only liked 4 tracks in this one. Erase the slate, Change the world(which totally rocks), maddest hatter, and voice of the soul, the rest of the album sucks. Reb Beach was a great replacement for George Lynch, but looks like Dokken had no idea how to use his talent.

From: dokkenfan Date: May 18, 2006 at 17:15
dokken6008 You are really crazy to think Reb can kick George's ass on the guitar. George is the shit and everybody knows it.

From: WASP1 Date: June 20, 2006 at 14:32
This was a surprisingly decent effort. Not great but good at this point in Don's career.

From: ANR Date: March 12, 2007 at 10:17
It's a strong and powerful album, and Reb Beach's play is just a pleasure to listen! The track "Change the World" is a real gem anyway... 8/10

From: 7Sinner Date: March 15, 2007 at 18:40
I had high hopes for the band after this release, I thought they were back to the great days of "Tooth and Nail, Under Lock and Key, and Back for the Attack". But after this gem they lost their way putting out one load of crap after another....

From: sanxdowntherainbow Date: May 1, 2007 at 15:49
after a couple of shit albums, Dokken make a HUGE comeback with a new axeman...yes REB BEACH! The result? A fuckin´awesome vintage-sound album. Best song? Crazy marie goes round, Totally 80´s tune, oh by the way... wild Mick Brown sings it! 9/10

From: dave Date: June 17, 2007 at 22:39
Great cd Reb Beach Is a great player 9.5 / 10

From: Rambo Rockerman Date: January 20, 2008 at 10:43
It's a pretty good record even thou you miss George Lynch trademark on it,but better then most of their peers from the same generation releasing music today.

From: Mustaine_TW Date: June 22, 2008 at 9:15
good record since "Shadowlife", "Erase The Slate", "Change The World", "Maddest Hatter", "Shattered" probably my favorites from this one, oh and "IN YOUR HONOR" what a ballad... !! drummer Mick Brown is the lead vocals on "Crazy Mary Goes Round", sounds pretty good thought it's not a Dokksn-ish song.

From: hair metal again Date: July 8, 2009 at 1:30
dokken here released a great cd of top quality.time passes but they remain animportant band.everything they do is worth buying and they don t disappoint their fans."change the world" what a song!"maddest hatter"what a guitar solo by reb!simply one of the best releases in 1999

From: metalmaniac777 Date: January 2, 2010 at 14:45
Some call this one of Dokken's duds...I call it a dandy; it's the only Dokken CD I own other than "Back for the Attack" (yes, I'm the sacriligious SOB that rates "Erase the Slate" higher than "Under Lock & Key"). After some truly terrible albums ("Dysfunctional"; "Shadowlife"), Don & company really did erase the slate, reevaluated their sound, and roared back into the hearts of hard rockers with this not-perfect-but-still-pretty-darn-good keeper.

From: edwithmj Date: September 22, 2010 at 16:44
A return to form. A dark, heavy album - even more so than Back For The Attack and with none of the alternative influences of Shadowlife. Shattered is definitely my favourite song.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: March 2, 2011 at 21:21
Fantastic!!! ...one of Dokken's most recommended album apart from their classic ones obviously ..."Erase The Slate" is an a** kicker song!,"Change The World","Maddest Hatter","Voice Of The Soul" & "In Your Honor"(nice)are my favorites...'nuff said,buy!.91/100

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