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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Jan's best album cut production
« on: November 06, 2019, 11:09:26 PM »
I couldn't choose one...

Strictly album cuts: Ocean Park Angel, Little Deuce Coupe, Blowin My Mind, Hot Lookin Lady Only A Boy, Love Her Tonight, One Piece Topless Bathing Suit, Hawaii, The Restless Surfer (although, not arranged by Jan) , Hot Stocker, Surfin Safari, Barbara Ann (not produced by Jan, but great album cut), Palisades Park (same as the former),

B sides that I love: When It's Over, Easy As 123, A Surfer's Dream

And as far as Dean's production: Summer Rain (Original), California Girls (Silver Summer), Fun, Fun, Fun (Papa Re-Record), and Sunny Afternoon are all pretty good if you ask me.

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: The Matadors v Sloan and Barri
« on: October 18, 2019, 03:56:35 PM »
The Matadors rough sound became part of the J&D signature sound in my opinion. That rough sound is a great fit for songs like Surf City, Drag City, I Gotta Drive, Deadman's Curve, etc.... But I think Sloan and Barri were a better fit for the complex harmonies of songs like Anaheim and Little Old Lady.

« on: July 19, 2019, 02:25:29 AM »
I totally agree. It's a masterpiece. The backing track sounds really heavy, even today. Double drums, guitars, basses, keys. It's brilliant. The harmonies and modulations are out of this world. Love both Jan & Dean's vocals on this one. Great backups by The Matadors (and Jan, Dean,) and Brian Wilson??)    It all culminates in one of the most exciting rock songs ever produced. Jan was advancing so quickly in 1963 it's insane. Everyone in Jan's team was so talented- Dean, Roger, Don, Brian, Lou, Wrecking Crew, etc --- but Jan was a genius. Those records were totally visionary and ahead of their time

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Jans production
« on: April 01, 2019, 03:17:10 PM »
Hi Rob, a proper release of that footage would be great, but in the meantime an upload would be much appriciated ;D ;D

Seriously, actual footage of Jan in the studio would be like Christmas coming early.

Thanks for the great music!

« on: January 02, 2019, 10:41:50 AM »
Maybe it's too late for a physical boxset, but look at The Beach Boys copyright releases! Every year now, we get new albums filled with unreleased material, live material, remixes, etc... And in the case of the 1968 sets, they are only available digitally.

I'd love to see a proper digital release to commemorate J&D legacy.

Here's my wish ....

1 All of the studio albums from Dore to Popsicle with original mono mixes and 2019 stereo mixes.
2 All of the material from after the accident and onwards... both solo and J&D... (Dean's re-recordings both from '77 and the 80's, Port To Paradise, Second Wave)
3 Studio outakes, sessions, unreleased material, backing tracks, a capellas, etc... (sort of like how we got those backing tracks on the 1996 greatest hits CD)
4 Live material (preferably without much studio enhancement)

If a set like this was released, I would probably feel like I died and went to heaven!!! ;D

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Favorite Jan solo's
« on: October 25, 2018, 07:56:30 AM »
Definitely "Love Her Tonight"

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Second Wave
« on: August 30, 2018, 09:45:05 AM »
Rob, I couldn't agree more. I have always wanted to hear the versions of these songs without the intense compression and over the top mastering. And indeed, it is time for the album to be available digitally. 

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: New Beach Boys release
« on: May 21, 2018, 07:50:16 AM »
I'm really looking forward to the new album, because I loved Bruce Johnston's Symphonic Sounds CD from the late 90's. Good stuff! Pop Symphony is what started it all though! Jan, underrated as always!! He was so ahead of his time.

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Future Jan & Dean releases
« on: May 02, 2018, 06:39:23 AM »
Rob, will there be a digital release?

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Second Wave
« on: April 20, 2018, 07:37:55 AM »
So... When is the reissue coming out?

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Our favorite Jan & Dean songs
« on: February 11, 2018, 01:08:24 AM »
Oh man, I could go on and on...

When It's Over is so brilliant, and so touching. I love the production and arrangement, and the chords and harmonies. Everything about that song is pop brilliance.

You Really Know How To Hurt A Guy is a great showcase of Jan's mastery of the Wall of Sound production style.

Ride The Wild Surf is my all-time favorite surf song, and it never ceases to make me feel incredibly energized.

It's As Easy As 123 has a great drum groove and horns. Love it.

Dead Man's Curve is one of the best songs of the 60's. Great rock n' roll, but haunting foreshadowing...

Like A Summer Rain is a fantastic song. Very melancholy.

Others that I love:
Girl You're Blowing My Mind, Surf City, One Piece Topless Bathing Suit, I Found A Girl, Summer Means Fun, My Favorite Dream, Only A Boy, Poor Little Puppet, New Girl In School, White Tennis Sneakers...

If you can't tell, I LOVE Jan & Dean's music

Carnival of Sound / Re: "Hawaii" Chords
« on: January 12, 2018, 05:56:54 AM »
Shane, could you pull through for me again and try to figure out the chords for either "It's As Easy As 123" or "Surfer's Dream" ? You're the best man!

Carnival of Sound / Second Wave 2018
« on: January 12, 2018, 05:54:14 AM »
Any updates about the re-release of Second Wave? Will it be remastered? I hope it will be- the CD I have is very trebely, almost to the point where it hurts my ears, which is a shame because it covers up the great production by Jan and Rob. Also, can we expect any other J&D releases in the near future? Or did we just get lucky with FOS coming out 2017?

I prefer the LMS remakes to the K-Tel J&D Story ones for sure. No remakes will ever match Jan's originals however.

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Second Wave
« on: December 08, 2017, 07:43:33 AM »
Any update on the Second Wave re-release?

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