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JAN & DEAN => The TAMI Show => Topic started by: scooby1970 on January 26, 2010, 05:20:13 AM

Title: Jan's comments at TAMI concert.
Post by: scooby1970 on January 26, 2010, 05:20:13 AM
JAN BERRY: "Ok, lets hear it for the one and only, the five and only, the real surfers... The Beach Boys"

That always struck me as a weird one. Why did Jan say "the real surfers"? Was it because The Beach Boys were so much bigger musically than Jan & Dean at the time? After all, both Jan AND Dean were surfers, and only Dennis in The Beach Boys was the real surfer there.

:) Mark
Title: Re: Jan's comments at TAMI concert.
Post by: jdman on January 26, 2010, 07:13:07 AM
I think Jan was referring to the fact that Jan & Dean were enjoying the wave. Jan didn't care what subject they sang about. Surfing music was in at the time, so that's what Jan & Dean did. The Beach Boys, on the other hand, were the ones that started singing about surfing. So it was more a part of their identity.
Title: Re: Jan's comments at TAMI concert.
Post by: 2dean2 on January 26, 2010, 12:53:45 PM
Maybe he was being sarcastic, :o
Title: Re: Jan's comments at TAMI concert.
Post by: owen on January 26, 2010, 10:59:38 PM
Yes, I had always assumed that it was somewhere between mild sarcasm and an in-joke.
Title: Re: Jan's comments at TAMI concert.
Post by: David Beard on January 26, 2010, 11:34:38 PM
It's all Hollywood script writing… Nothing more than that.
Title: Re: Jan's comments at TAMI concert.
Post by: 1Jay1 on February 01, 2010, 06:13:55 AM
I thought it was jan paying respect to them,he saw how much talent they had,and were friends,so why not,its not a bad thing to be 2nd to the beachboys
Title: Re: Jan's comments at TAMI concert.
Post by: David Beard on February 01, 2010, 02:13:36 PM
Keep in mind most of the introductions were scripted with very little improvisation. Example: When Jan & Dean introduce James Brown & His Flames Dean's dressed up as a fireman and proceeds to discharge a fire extinguisher on Jan from head to toe. Great humor, very funny, and clearly scripted.
Title: Re: Jan's comments at TAMI concert.
Post by: Kentucky Surfer on February 02, 2010, 06:04:02 PM
The comment by Jan that is truly eerie in the TAMI show is the joke about how Dean isn't a very good driver and barely makes it into his driveway.  Somewhat ironic given what happened shortly thereafter.
Title: Re: Jan's comments at TAMI concert.
Post by: jdman on February 02, 2010, 07:10:22 PM
Yes, that comment was on the Command Performance album. it is a little eerie.