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« on: May 15, 2018, 06:57:17 AM »
I know I shouldn't over think this, but Deadman's Curve is starting to get air time on a couple of classic rock XM stations. Deep Tracks and Tom Petty radio. Other artists are Pink Floyd, Steely Dan, Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, etc.
Not bad!

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Lookin for Boys
« on: April 20, 2018, 04:55:37 AM »
I just ordered my copy. This CD has released the Pixie song "I'm Dying to Give my Love to you". I'm as excited as I was for Filet of Soul. I think this song shows Jan's talents as writer, arranger, and producer before he met Brian. Aspects of Jan's production of this song show up on later Jan & Dean recordings. It also gives insight into what Jan wrote on Deadman's Curve. The intro for sure, but also the background girls singing is similar to the chorus on DMC.

« on: April 12, 2018, 06:35:14 AM »
52 years ago! Jan crashed his car into a parked truck. Although it ended Jan & Dean as hit making artists, his music was still heard in the Mamas and the Papas, The Turtles, the Grass Roots, etc.

Deadman's Curve forever!


DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Best Jan and Dean songs
« on: March 22, 2018, 11:26:45 AM »
this board needs to liven up! lol
I'd like to know your favorite Jan and Dean Top 40 hit that wasn't a top 10

I'll go with Ride the Wild Surf. ( had this one come out a year earlier, it would have been top 10)

Favorite Jan and Dean Top 100 that wasn't Top 40

I'm going to say Tennessee (but this changes frequently)

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / New Release on Spotify-Horrible
« on: March 16, 2018, 04:26:15 AM »
Jan and Dean Help Me Rhonda is a new release on Spotify. Just the Dean remakes with Heart and Soul. Pitiful

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Rare and scratchy records
« on: January 17, 2018, 06:56:52 AM »
I listened to a podcast about Jan and Dean on this site. It was actually very good but he said a couple of things that i question. He said Brian Wilson co produced Surf City uncredited and that he sang background on Little Old Lady. I see no evidence of those claims.

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Little Steven's Underground Garage
« on: October 04, 2017, 04:58:18 AM »

Listen to 5:40 to 10:50. Really nice segment on Jan & Dean

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Filet of Soul Liner Notes
« on: September 07, 2017, 04:58:14 AM »
My CD just came in. I love it!! Filet of Soul is a great album! The liner notes were good but I'm not sure how accurate some of that is. Dean mentions the Popsicle thing again where he remixes the song. But there is no evidence that he did. David Beard does a great job on his section. But he does sort of imply that Brian Wilson just gave a completed Surf City to Jan and Dean. And then the producer credits has
Producer: Jan Berry
Co-Producer: Dean Torrence
Is that how the credits would have read on the album?
I'm not saying it's not true. Hell, I don't know. I'm just asking.

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Wikipedia- Surfin by the Beach Boys
« on: July 10, 2017, 05:04:18 AM »
I added a line about Jan & Dean with a reference from Pig Gold. I'm just tired of Jan & Dean being ignored when it comes to the Beach Boy origins.

« on: April 05, 2017, 05:21:42 AM »
There's an article floating around FaceBook on the possible connection of Jan & Dean's rocking version of Clementine and Neil Young's recording. Jan & Dean are credited as the only artists to rock that song before Neil.

notice a comment on this video

WILD and about as dark as the song is... there was a first Rock and Roll version of this in 1959 by Jan and Dean ... Jan Berry of Jan and Dean was Bruce Berry's oldest brother, if you are a Neil Young fan you know who Bruce Berry is... Jan Berry was the first real genius of rock and roll with an IQ over 185...


Skip to 4:25- 4:45.  Chris is inducting the Red Hot Chili Peppers and mentions Jan & Dean. You probably already saw this but it's cool to see again

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Blues Brothers- Jan and Dean
« on: February 24, 2017, 06:51:03 AM »
In an earlier post, we talked about Filet of Soul being a precursor to Frank Zappa. I'm wondering if the same thing could be said for the Blues Brothers.
Jan and Dean were two funny guys whose live shows(Filet of Soul and Command Performance) were filled with great music from horns and orchestras with two guys singing. The Blues Brothers were obviously two funny guys with great music from horns and orchestra with those two guys singing. I know the music was from a different genre, but the other similarities are noteworthy. Could Jan & dean have been a precursor to the Blues Brothers?

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Honolulu Lulu- trash story
« on: December 30, 2016, 06:11:24 AM »
I read a story about Honolulu Lulu where Jan and Roger wrote the song on a napkin and the waitress threw it away. Jan and Roger looked through the trash and finally found it early in the morning. Is this story true?

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Freak Out-Filet of Soul
« on: December 20, 2016, 06:41:21 AM »
Mark has mentioned that Freak Out by Frank Zappa was possibly influenced by the original concept of Filet of Soul.
My question: Is it possible that Zappa scored a copy of the unreleased album? Did those tapes of unreleased material float around the music scene?

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Pop Symphony on Radio?
« on: November 10, 2016, 12:57:24 PM »
There's  a Sirius XM station channel 703 that plays symphony music. I don't get the channel but I noticed on my Sirius report that several Jan & Dean songs are playing on that station. All the songs are included on the Pop Symphony album. Does anyone know if that's where they got the symphony version of these songs?

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