Author Topic: Clown Princes of Rock and Roll  (Read 1774 times)

Kalena1980

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Clown Princes of Rock and Roll
« on: May 11, 2010, 05:55:20 PM »
Hi,
It's been a bit quiet lateley, so I thought I would start a new subject. J&D have been referred to as the "Clown Princes of Rock and Roll". I was wondering if anyone has heard or read any stories that can back up that title.
« Last Edit: May 11, 2010, 06:01:38 PM by Kalena1980 »

Mark A. Moore

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Re: Clown Princes of Rock and Roll
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2010, 06:20:27 PM »
Kalena,

The quote "Laurel and Hardy of the Surf Crowd" comes directly from the liner notes on their Command Performance album from 1965.

In 1971, Dave Marsh wrote: "The liner notes here [Command Performance ] call them 'The Laurel and Hardy of the Surf Crowd,' a misnomer in several areas. They were about as much a part of surfing, by that time, as Frank Zappa is of the classical music continuum. Hell, Jan & Dean were the Clown Princes of rock and roll and to avoid the fact by generically limiting them to surfing and hot-rodding music is simply ludicrous."

It comes from their whole experience . . . the music, public persona, and video evidence.

« Last Edit: May 11, 2010, 07:54:13 PM by Mark A. Moore »