"(… ) in heavy bands like Dio, Maiden, or even Van Halen, the guitar is mixed very upfront, and in-your-face. There’s an edge to it. But in Dokken, George’s guitar sound was mixed the way the guitar is mixed in Bon Jovi or Winger — back behind pop vocal stylings. Worse, the aggressive, rough edges of the guitar sound have been softened in the mix, so as not to annoy your mom or your girlfriend."

John Walker at Dinosaurrockguitar.com, about George Lynch.

I love Dokken, but this is true.