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Mike1965

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Re: The 1977 Re-recordings.
« Reply #30 on: April 26, 2014, 03:51:06 PM »
Good old, "Surf and Drag"!  As a second generation Jan & Dean fan I purchased it thanks to my mom giving me her credit card number when I was 13 after seeing it offered in a TV commercial.  I thought the record was flaky at the time.  Then I got a copy of "Anthology" which was better but the live section was not great either.  As a second generation fan the records were slim pickings.  Found a copy of "Surf City and Other Swinging City's" at the Good Will a little later but remember there was no EBAY back then and it was hard to find albums.  Now of course I have every single one and an additional collection of never opened albums in the shrink wrap.

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« Reply #31 on: April 27, 2014, 07:54:18 AM »
Kann I think Aljolson59's entry on this topic is the most accurate. Some of the tracks are done really well. See 1Wally1's post Jan and Dean Story Dean Torrence Music Phase 2, for photos of the album.
In Australia Jan and Dean were virtually forgotten by the 70s. That would have been the case for the future without the telemovie and the Ktel release. The album was advertised heavy prior to anf after the airing of the movie. You couldnt avoid it even if you wanted to. At the time when they had 100s of mainstream record stores there was not one Jan and Dean Lp on thr shelves. The Ktel album sold well out of mainstream music stores.After its run J and Ds record company saw the potential and marketability and released the Golden Hits volume 2 as The Very Best Of Jan and Dean, Green border cover with Ride the wild surf lp photo of j and d. The album was mass produced and stayed on the shelves of all record stores. You could even pick it up at the supermarket. Once vinyl ended same story mass produced on cd up until the 2000s. 20 year release readily availble long after the 3 month Ktel run on tv.
Both the movie and the ktel album served a great purpose for J and D. At the time I'd never hear any teenagers talking about a sixties act other than the Beatles. Both products served a purpose teens in my school anyway thought Jan and Dean were cool and it was the sound to be into at the time.
They were great times the teenagers knew who Jan and Dean were.
Ive always liked the rerecordings. I think they put some effort into em.
Flaky, I strongly disagree.

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« Reply #32 on: April 27, 2014, 09:10:34 AM »
Lets face it people Deans tireless efforts back then put Jan and Dean back on the map and saved us from buying Duran Duran and Culture Club records.

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« Reply #33 on: April 27, 2014, 09:51:13 AM »
Deans tireless efforts back then put Jan and Dean back on the map and saved us from buying Duran Duran and Culture Club records.
Exactly big savings on not having to buy makeup and not having the possibility of turning gay.

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« Reply #34 on: April 27, 2014, 10:07:50 AM »
hahaha I dont know about that last one Ive seen some of the Hawaiian shirts you wear

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« Reply #35 on: April 27, 2014, 10:22:42 PM »
Yeah thanks dude.
The movie aired during the summer holidays around December 1979 in Australia. The ktel Jan and Dean Story Album came out just prior to the airing.
Stephen McParland appeared on a highly popular tv show in early 1980 something called Simon Townsens Wonder World promoting the surf music genre. The interview I think was done at his house. Amazing stuff his walls were plastered  with surf and drag vinyl. During the interview he gave Jan and Dean a big wrap and shortly after the Very best of Jan and Dean Lp hit the stores.
Until next time

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« Reply #36 on: April 28, 2014, 05:39:10 AM »
Lets face it people Deans tireless efforts back then put Jan and Dean back on the map and saved us from buying Duran Duran and Culture Club records.

I would agree with this. The remakes served a purpose at first. Dean did a great job with them and the movie to get the Jan & Dean name back out. But I just don't see a purpose to them anymore. In fact, once the Anthology and 1979 DMC Album were released again, I don't think I ever listened to the remakes again.

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« Reply #37 on: April 28, 2014, 09:44:30 AM »
Jdman I dont think it really matters. If people become interested in Jan and Dean from whatevet recording, theyll work it out if they decide they want to hear more. Besides now theres budget cds with the originals.

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« Reply #38 on: April 28, 2014, 10:24:41 AM »
I really dont think people buy cds anymore. Everythings downloaded from free sites. All those Jan and Dean rarities we would knock ourselves out getting in th 80s and 90s can be downloaded from the interner one click of a button and youve got 15 cds worth of Jan and Dean  rarities outakes backing tracks. I really dont think the teenagers nowdays care about how they get there music these days. Theyre not conxerned about neat covers or quality. Nearly everythings readily available, youtube free download sites, bootleg zones.

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« Reply #39 on: April 28, 2014, 10:35:30 AM »
Jdman I dont think it really matters. If people become interested in Jan and Dean from whatevet recording, theyll work it out if they decide they want to hear more. Besides now theres budget cds with the originals.

Exactly Wally, they'll work it out if they want to hear more. But don't you think they are more likely to want more if they heard the originals? I do.

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« Reply #40 on: April 28, 2014, 10:44:16 AM »
The originals are by far the better. These things are hard to control once theyre out. But its the case for nearly all the artists from the past.

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« Reply #41 on: April 28, 2014, 11:09:44 AM »
That is VERY true. All the oldies artists did the same. Comparatively, Dean did well.

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« Reply #42 on: April 28, 2014, 12:04:33 PM »
Deans tireless efforts back then put Jan and Dean back on the map and saved us from buying Duran Duran and Culture Club records.
Exactly big savings on not having to buy makeup and not having the possibility of turning gay.

Yeah, because Jan and Dean couldn't possibly have any gay fans.  Oh wait... I'm one.

Grow up, dude.  It's 2014.

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« Reply #43 on: April 28, 2014, 12:20:12 PM »
Settle down dude. It was only a joke. No need to get hostile. Get yourself a Hawaiian shirt and cheer up.

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« Reply #44 on: April 28, 2014, 12:45:53 PM »
Now you've done it Blacksea you've upset somone on the forum. I was wondering how long it would take before someone took offence. Just for the record actorman I was referring to the music nothing else.
Blacksea at least you didnt come back with the line "some of my best friends are gay"
Actorman I can assure you Blacksea isnt homophobic.
He wears Hawaiian shirts in public and grew up in the gay area of Sydney a suburb called Newtown.
But if you want to come back at him go for it, hes a bit of head swell hahaha.