With internal tensions tearing Dokken apart in the late 80s, guitar virtuoso George Lynch and drummer "Wild" Mick Brown created Lynch Mob in an attempt to recreate the platinum triumphs of their previous band. Despite some incredible music and mild success, it was obvious that Lynch Mob would never reach the huge audience Dokken had.
Lynch put the band together with bassist Anthony Esposito and unknown vocalist Oni Logan (whom he wrestled away from Marc Ferrari's upstart called simply Ferrari). The group entered the studio and produced the excellent Wicked Sensation that reached the top 50 behind the single of the same name. However during the tour for the debut Logan left the band to work with Dio's Rowan Robertson.
Lynch Mob soldiered on with new singer Robert Mason for 1992's self-titled release. The album also faired well, but sold considerably less than the debut, and by 1993 Lynch Mob disintegrated. Lynch and Brown returned to Dokken while Mason resurfaced in Cry Of Love.
By 1998 the original Lynch Mob line-up had reformed for the Syzygy EP, but the music had taken a completely different approach and alienated many fans. Logan ended up backing out of the band for a second time and John West was brought in to tour. Smoke This was released by Lynch with an entirely new band and was a huge disappointment for many. Regrouping yet again with Mason and new drummer Michael Frowein, the Lynch Mob hit the road and re-recorded some classics for REvolution. This is a band that will likely never go away, and that is a good thing.
(Courtesy of Sleaze Roxx)