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    What did you think of the Bullet Boys and did you see any similarities in the music, style,marketing? I liked it and still play their debut album. Kissin Kitty, Smooth up in ya, for the love of money all rockin tunes.
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    Just another in a series of 1980's Van Halen Wannabes. See also Dokken and White Lion.
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    well, the singer looked and acted exactly like DLR, besides that, I saw no simularities (that doesn't looked spelled right)

    I liked them, but the guitar player was much more of a les paul traditional style rock player, kinda like slash. I would much rather hear the wilder stuff like Ed or Vai.
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    Smooth up in ya was a cool tune!

    Yeah, I see some similarities. Just in it being party type rock though I guess. They were part of the genre' that was halen inspired for sure. That first album had a kickass football tune on it too. Started out " [img]graemlins/yell.gif[/img] 24 blueeeee!! 24 blue!! Hut Hut!!" and busted into a pretty wicked guitar lick. Fun stuff

    I don't see much similar with Dokken though. White lion totally.
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    Bullet Boys play at the local bowling alley here in Long Beach. They had a VH feel to um.
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    Gross 80s hair band.
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    I just remember watching some PPV back then and they were opening for Ozzy and the crowd almost booed them off the stage [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]

    doesn't one of those guys play with Jennifer Love Hewitt or one of those Dawson Creek turned pop tart idiots now??
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    Dokken was a Van Halen wannabe band?

    Have you ever actually even heard a Dokken song?

    Didn't think so...

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    BulletBoys were late arrivals in the world of "hair metal" back in the 80's. But, rather than wear the make-up and Aqua Net all the other bands were doing, they kept it simple. They were one of the last bands to ride what was starting to be the final coat tails of 80's metal, like Slaughter and Pretty Boy Floyd. They gained somesuccess, but were never really elevated to headliner status.

    Their lead singer, Marq Torien, was considered to be the hispanic David Lee Roth (his real last name is "Maytorena"). He has (or had) great pipes, but he let coke take him down another path. He also had the same cockiness DLR had when VH first started out. It didn't hurt to have Ted Templeman produce each of their albums, either.

    They were a local band out of Montebello, California, which is located near Whittier and Pico Rivera. My brother used to work with Marq's sister at the May Co. at the Montebello Town Center, the local mall, and that's how we heard of them. We were seeing them when they were nobodies.

    They were good, I'll give them that. But, Marq had the total rock star thing going, which started to have an effect on the entire band, which also led to their drummer, Jimmy D'Anda leaving. Not to mention Marq and Lonnie Vencent(the bassist) were cutting Jimmy out of well deserved royalties. Their guitarist, Mick Sweda, eventually left, leaving only Marq and Lonnie.

    As I said earlier, Ted produced their first 3 albums, and after that left them on their own. They did another album after "Za-Za", their third, but it sank like a stone. They did another one, a "best of" collection", but rather than remaster the original tracks, they recut each and every one, and it sounds like complete shit. Marq's voice sounds worse on that record than Sam's did on the final leg of the "Balance" tour. It was a total embarrassment to the band, and a pathetic end to a very promising "non-hair band".
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    I just know that Ted Templeman was producing their album.
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    Originally posted by SirBrownSound:
    Dokken was a Van Halen wannabe band?

    Have you ever actually even heard a Dokken song?

    Didn't think so...

    SBS
    Actually, I've heard quite a few and I own all the Dokken CD's (not that I'm proud of it) up to "The Beast From the East". The point I was trying to make was that the high harmonies that we all love Van Halen for was also used by "wannabe" bands. Listen a little closer to some Dokken songs, Mr. Dokken Authority, and I think you'll hear Jeff Pilson and "Wild" Mick Brown throwing down some high backing harmonies.

    In case you need some direction, check out "In My Dreams".
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    Dokken was more melodic than VH, but yeah the harmonies are reminiscent of VH. I like some of Dokken's stuff, "Under Lock and Key" and "Tooth and Nail" were their bests IMO. Dokken's music just doesn't have the sharp edge that VH does, they are a bit too generic at times.

    Take a listen to "Sleepless Nights" on "Back For The Attack," musically that is a COMPLETE Van Halen ripoff. Lynch doesn't have Ed's tone, but the vibe, the chord patterns, and the flow of the song is total Eddie. Don't get me wrong, I like the song a lot, it just sounds a lot like the Mighty VH.
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    I thought the Bullet Boys' first CD was great. But other than TT producing them, I didn't hear much Van Halen-ness. I thought they had more of a classic Aerosmith vibe.
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    Originally posted by Brett:
    Dokken was more melodic than VH, but yeah the harmonies are reminiscent of VH. I like some of Dokken's stuff, "Under Lock and Key" and "Tooth and Nail" were their bests IMO. Dokken's music just doesn't have the sharp edge that VH does, they are a bit too generic at times.

    Take a listen to "Sleepless Nights" on "Back For The Attack," musically that is a COMPLETE Van Halen ripoff. Lynch doesn't have Ed's tone, but the vibe, the chord patterns, and the flow of the song is total Eddie. Don't get me wrong, I like the song a lot, it just sounds a lot like the Mighty VH.
    Thanks Brett - I feel vindicated!
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    Who was that band that did "Turn up the radio" Talk about Van Halen wanna be's.

 

 

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