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ALBUMS / Re: 1965 Folk 'n Roll
« on: May 24, 2010, 01:18:19 AM »
Have always loved the album - and might even go as far to say its my favourite.

On the Universal Coward question, I have to agree with Mark. I'm pretty convinced its a satire, although one that works on two levels. On the one hand it is certainly mocking the rather self-righteous stuff that some of the protest singers were putting out; but at the same time it is mocking the pro-war stuff. I can't believe that the lines "He just can't get it through his thick  skull why the mighty USA has got to be the watchdog of the world" (which sounds like something from the movie Team America) or "He's twisted into thinking fighting is all wrong", or that he runs from "an elf" are completely serious. There are so many ironic/sarcastic lyrics in J&D material which I think most people miss (think of a song like Dragstrip Girl, which is dripping in innuendo). In addition, the song is balanced by Eve of Destruction (which I think is also a parody) on opposite sides of the record.

The question whether anyone got it, however, is another matter. I still can't take the line "my blood's so mad feels like coagulatin'" from Eve of Destruction seriously - but McGuire's version of the song was taken seriously enough at the time for some radio station to ban it. I think part of the point of Universal Coward was that music had suddenly become very serious indeed, and "serious" was something  J&D didn't usually do. Indeed, in the face of such humourless seriousness, what else would you expect Jan to do? That people didn't get it, in a sense, makes it even funnier - because it proves the point that they are taking the music too seriously. Jan is mocking both extremes (which leave the question of his own politics somewhat mute).

Interesting discussion!

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CARNIVAL OF SOUND / Re: Sold Out
« on: April 15, 2010, 07:05:45 AM »
It is good to hear that the album's popular--maybe Rhino will press another run of the Deluxe set...

If it really has sold out, they'd be crazy not to - clearly v.popular. But a tragedy for those of us in Europe who haven't even been able to see a copy.

How many were pressed of the deluxe set?

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THE TAMI SHOW / BBC News piece on TAMI Show
« on: April 07, 2010, 12:36:36 PM »
Even the BBC are in on it. No mention of J&D in the report, but get to see them. No such thing as bad publicity... And they do make the point that 7 of the performers are in the RnR Hall of Fame. Should be 8, at least!

Legendary T.A.M.I. Show concert gets DVD release:
BBC News - :egendary T.A.M.I. Show concert gets DVD release

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CARNIVAL OF SOUND / Re: Carnival of Sound - Official Release on Rhino
« on: February 10, 2010, 11:08:01 AM »
Okay, it's officially out:

http://www.rhino.com/shop/product/jan-dean-carnival-of-sound

It looks fantastic. Think I might order two copies!

I assume, however, that the "not available in all countries" tag means they don't ship it to Europe? If so, how can we get copies? Not sure I can wait too long?

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