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BBC News piece on TAMI Show
« on: April 07, 2010, 12:36:36 PM »
Even the BBC are in on it. No mention of J&D in the report, but get to see them. No such thing as bad publicity... And they do make the point that 7 of the performers are in the RnR Hall of Fame. Should be 8, at least!

Legendary T.A.M.I. Show concert gets DVD release:
BBC News - :egendary T.A.M.I. Show concert gets DVD release

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Re: BBC News piece on TAMI Show
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2010, 08:54:56 AM »
It shows them and plays "(Here The Come) From All Over the World," could have been worse.

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« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2010, 09:42:15 AM »
some folks are complaining about J & D's vocals over on  a couple of BB boards--

--I think the guys sound terrfic, genuinely live (ok, so a few flaws...makes it real). Phil Sloan or Steve Barri have trouble with highest notes at the end but otherwise, great to see two full songs in full flow. Plus the guys are genuinely witty (scripted, I know) as their delivery and body language shows good comedy timing.
Fabulous film, well woth importing.

Anyone know who the petite ponytail blonde dancer is (sticks out her tongue impishly during Gaye's 'Hitch Hike' ???).

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« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2010, 03:28:29 AM »
Mark--saw what you said on Smiley Smile .net----  nonchalant is right, but fun though.

 Any word on whether the FULL San Diego live stuff will ever come out  (on CD or on film/DVD) ???

I really feel it is a missing link in their output(altho' Command Performance is v.g. , still th egenuine live 'buzz' of the Wrecking Crew Montage is infectious.....and seems to sum up J & D. so well.

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Re: BBC News piece on TAMI Show
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2010, 06:15:15 AM »
Mark, it seems like you are apologizing for J&D's performance on TAMI. I don't think that's necessary. They did what they had to do. The show was great, and Jan & Dean did nothing to make it bad. Dean was skateboarding around, they sang two of their big hits, the crowd seemed to like it, it wasn't that bad!! Like I've said before, Smokey's vocals were worst than Dean's, but nobody's talking about that because he's Smokey Robinson.
Jan & Dean were a major part of the biggest Rock and Roll event in the first 10 years of rock and roll.One of the biggest ever. I don't think you have to apologize for J&D. It makes them look worse than they were.

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Re: BBC News piece on TAMI Show
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2010, 08:52:27 AM »
No . . . I'm not apologizing for anything. Just acknowledging what I believe to be true -- for reasons I've explained elsewhere.

The Smiley people are a known quantity. For them, the Beach Boys are five incarnations of Christ On Earth. Dennis Wilson was a mediocre drummer at best . . . but some of those people think Denny taught Keith Moon all his chops . . . which is laughable. They'll always find something to knock about J&D.

In the case of TAMI . . . I'm not saying anything that I haven't already said long ago in the "Righteous Trip" article.


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Re: BBC News piece on TAMI Show
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2010, 11:12:54 AM »
Fair enough Mark. I know those BB guys are tough to deal with. I do like what you said about Mike Love and 5 of him would have been like J&D.ha ha
One note about Dennis Wilson.He was not very talented, but he was sure exciting to watch on the TAMI show. But there is no doubt, Brian made the BB's,just like Jan made J&D(at least in the studio)

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Re: BBC News piece on TAMI Show
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2010, 05:31:54 PM »
Fair enough Mark. I know those BB guys are tough to deal with. I do like what you said about Mike Love and 5 of him would have been like J&D.ha ha
One note about Dennis Wilson.He was not very talented, but he was sure exciting to watch on the TAMI show. But there is no doubt, Brian made the BB's,just like Jan made J&D(at least in the studio)

Thanks Mark
Phil

Actually, the quote about Mike Love was from Jon Stebbins -- Mike is a favorite punching bag for devotees of Brian and Dennis.

I believe Dennis was very talented . . . just not the best drummer. Competent, and able to pull it off enthusiastically, which is what you want from a rock 'n roll band . . . just not on the level of the greats.

Dennis's true genius emerged in his later songwriting for the group. He really blossomed. He didn't have a great voice, and what he did have was ruined pretty quickly. But he came up with great melodies and soulful lyrics; and used his gravelly voice to infuse them with deep emotion.

Dennis made some really solid contributions to the Beach Boys' catalog in the late '60s and early '70s -- especially Sunflower.

His personal life was sadly self-destructive, but his creative input was much needed by the group in those later years.