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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Gary Usher Jr Interview
« on: November 30, 2017, 06:17:52 AM »
If you haven't come across it yet, you might enjoy listening to Brian Geller interview Gary Usher, Jr; conversation is mostly generalized around topics related to the music industry, includes some discussion on his father's career and mention of his collaborations with Brian Wilson.

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: what c o s. Track?
« on: October 18, 2017, 07:36:49 AM »
Track # 29 on the COS release is my favorite. The backing track from Girl, You're Blowing my Mind. Could've been so good!!

yeah, definitely.  BMM sounds like it would've been a great mid-Sixties rocker, and a good choice as a single to follow-up I Found A Girl.  That could really have helped define the new direction the act was going in, post-surf rock, and it seems like the song with the most commercial potential out of anything Jan worked on following Folk-n-Roll (although I really like Flight of the Batmobile, too).

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: what c o s. Track?
« on: October 17, 2017, 06:32:02 AM »
I'm going to take a different tack on this, I'd really like to have heard  Jan finish Blow My Mind pre-accident.  It would also be fun to hear a demo or rough lyrical take from '66, even if it wouldn't sound all that different from the version that was completed (although without the overdubbed effects, which I think detract from the song).

I read somewhere once that Laurel & Hardy was written around the time that the cartoon was in production and may have been intended for submission as the intro theme.  I don't know if that's true or not but it sounds like one.

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Save For A Rainy Day
« on: October 02, 2017, 11:17:16 AM »
I was perusing the discography discussion board and saw that there was a Japanese stereo catalogue number assigned to SFARD, so I guess it's entirely possible after all.  Now I'm curious as to if the stereo version Dean remixed when he tried to sign J&D to Columbia may actually have been released (although, there is a catalogue number assigned to the American version that ultimately wasn't released so it's no guarantee) overseas?

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Jan and dean on the run.
« on: October 02, 2017, 11:11:58 AM »
My guess would be "not at the pilot stage;" maybe once the show was picked up (and hopefully generated a hit song somewhere along the course) it would have been something to think about but it would have been too early to move forward from a production standpoint in spring of '66. 

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Filet of Soul Liner Notes
« on: September 14, 2017, 05:15:56 AM »
I enjoyed it.  In context, I think it's great piece of fan service and a fun album.

Ideally I would've liked to have seen both of the rejected versions released, along with the released version and the Hullabaloo concert recordings they came from, but under the circumstances I'm appreciative for what we did get.

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Save For A Rainy Day - Acid Pop
« on: September 07, 2017, 05:55:47 AM »
Save For A Rainy Day usually gets labeled "Sunshine Pop" which is the general genre Dean thinks the act would've transitioned into if the accident hadn't happened.  He also refers to the second mix of Yellow Balloon as "Turtles-esque," which is pretty consistent with the album's style.  I don't think it's really going for a drugs or psychedelic sound.

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Liner notes
« on: September 07, 2017, 05:36:43 AM »
I was confused about the process he describes for the overdubbing; he makes it sound like he and Jan took the tracks into the studio and overdubbed various sounds similar to the way DJs in a nightclub would do.  Wouldn't they be working with a sound effects library on tapes that would have to be pre-set and selected?  I can't imagine it was as random as the liner notes made it seem.

« on: January 28, 2017, 08:41:39 AM »
I've read in a few places that Jan's son Stevie Berry died from complications of AIDS.  Is anyone aware of the how/why he contracted it (did he have drug problems, unprotected intercourse/homosexual, etc?).

I guess its not really any of my business and a part of me feels bad for asking, but having read it and finding nothing out through online searches curiosity got the better of me.  The only things I found where about how angry he was once he found out Jan was his biological father and that he never forgave him for it.

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Save For A Rainy Day
« on: January 28, 2017, 08:24:33 AM »
I would wager its most likely a bootleg.  International copyright laws allow a lot of legal restrictions to be circumvented in foreign countries.

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