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“BREAKIN’ THE CHAINS” OF 2010

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Why this song, why now? WSOU‘s Steve Stracq, a fellow Ratturday celebrator and surprisingly seasoned hair metal aficionado for his years, always seems to be playing this song whenever I tune in. Doesn’t matter when; I feel like every time I turn on SOU and hear Steve on the air there’s Dokken, and there’s “Breakin’ the Chains.”

But I don’t think I’ve ever seen the video until now. And… oh God, this video is horrible! Except for George Lynch’s chain-breaking guitar solo, which is full of pure, unadulterated win.

But I still got nothin’ but love for the song. This one’s for you, Steve… and if you’re DJing today or this weekend, spin this track for me! I know you’re reading this.

-VN

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