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JAN BERRY'S SECOND WAVE: A Conversation with Associate Producer Rob Kuropatwa

By Mark A. Moore
Author of The Jan & Dean Record

Behind-the-scenes commentary on Jan's 1997 solo album.



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Re: Second Wave — Interview with Associate Producer Rob Kuropatwa
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2018, 03:35:52 am »
An excellent interview. This compression on CDs is a real pain. Very revealing interview and an insight into Jan's work. Thanks Mark and Rob.

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Re: Second Wave — Interview with Associate Producer Rob Kuropatwa
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2018, 08:01:48 pm »
I've always had a fondness for this album.

To me, the rap sections add a lot of character and I welcome them with open arms.

I think most of the songs here are great, but "So Here I Go Again" is my absolute favorite. Jan just sounds absolutely amazing here.

As far as the remakes, I'm not a big fan of the idea in general. That was one of the initial drawbacks of Brian Wilson's Imagination, but I ended up liking "Keep An Eye On Summer" and, even more, "Somewhere Quiet" from No Pier Pressure  But, I like the additions that Jan added to the four here. The one drawback are those extremely harsh synths at the beginning of "Dead Man's Curve." I don't find the remakes essential, but certainly enjoyable.