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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Universal Coward/R&R HoF
« on: June 26, 2017, 05:23:02 PM »
  Regardless of one's assessment of "Universal Coward" - satire, dead on serious, good, bad, or ugly - this may be THE primary reason Jann Wenner has made it his life's mission to keep Jan & Dean out of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Wenner doesn't care for Republicans, Surf music, or 60s L.A. pop in general. Three strikes and J&D are apparently OUT.

 Can I prove any of the above? Nope just conjecture.  ;)

ALBUMS / Re: 1966-67 Save For A Rainy Day
« on: June 26, 2017, 05:16:07 PM »
  True cult classic, this.

ALBUMS / Re: 1974 Gotta Take That One Last Ride
« on: June 26, 2017, 05:13:52 PM »
  GOTTA TAKE THAT ONE LAST RIDE is to Jan & Dean as ENDLESS SUMMER is to The Beach Boys.

SINGLES / Re: 1981 Ocean Park Angel (Demo)
« on: June 26, 2017, 05:09:35 PM »
I don't think this had much potential for a hit. And I also don't think it would've been one.

Mark, or whoever knows this: is the author the same James Lott who played drums on one of Elvis' Sun recordings (I believe "I'm left you're right, she's gone")?

  There's always an intangible element in whether a song becomes a hit, but anyone with ears should hear this song's potential.

  Agreed. Something about this one just says "hit" to me. I can just see Jan & Dean doing this on Solid Gold circa 1982. Alas, it was not to be.

« on: June 26, 2017, 05:07:12 PM »
 Awesome news!  :)

Why not Dean,to give us fans a good quality box set,

 Dean did a fine job assembling the 1971 LEGENDARY MASTERS collection, but he neglected to include any of the highly worthy late period J&D singles like "You Really Know How to Hurt a Guy", "I Found a Girl" and "Batman."

  One way or another, J&D are due for a new compilation. They should enlist Mark A Miller to assemble when/if the time comes. Although mine would do the trick as well.

  I think you meant Mark A. Moore.

 That is correct. Mark A. Moore.

  One way or another, J&D are due for a new compilation. They should enlist Mark A Miller to assemble when/if the time comes. Although mine would do the trick as well.

Oh yeah, I'd add Blowin My Mind, Easy as 123, Restless Surfer, Surfer's Dream, Surfin Safari, When Its Over, Horace, One Piece Topless Bathing Suit

  Good choices but I don't think there's enough room on one CD.

 I think Jan selected the wrong version of this tune for single release. Granted, 3:44 was a bit long for early 1965 (pre "Like a Rolling Stone") but "You've Lost That Loving Feelin'" is a bout the same length.

 IMO everything about the alternate version is superior, especially Jan's vocal.

  Here's an idea for a single CD Jan & Dean compilation. Haven't timed it yet, but I think all 28 songs are within the 80 minute time constraint. I opted not to go in chronological order. (Inspired by The Beach Boys' SOUNDS OF SUMMER and The Rolling Stones' 40 LICKS sets) This set gives the casual buyer every Top 40 hit yet much more, all on one disc. Timespan: 1958-67

 1) Jennie Lee (Jan & Arnie)  2) Gas Money (Jan & Arnie)   3) Surf City   4) Drag City   5) The Little Old Lady from Pasadena   6) Sidewalk Surfin'   7) The Anaheim Sewing Circle, etc   8) Ride the Wild Surf   9) She's My Summer Girl   10) Schlock Rod Part 1   11) Bucket T   12) Dead Man's Curve   13) The New Girl in School   14) Popscicle   15) Honolulu Lulu   16) Quasimoto   17) Baby Talk   18) Clementine   19) Heart & Soul   20) Linda   21) I Found a Girl   22) I Can't Wait to Love You   23) You Really Know How to Hurt a Guy (alternate longer version)   24) Like a Summer Rain   25) Yellow Balloon (Columbia version)   26) Fan Tan   27) (Here They Come) From All Over the World   28) Batman

 Would a chronological approach better serve this material? Anything missing you'd like to see? Anything included you'd like to omit?

 I'd love to get a 2 CD Jan & Dean set that covers 1958-68. 3 CDs would be ideal, but a 2 CD set is more commercially viable. The whole story from "Jennie Lee" through CARNIVAL OF SOUND, although a truly comprehensive set would demand some post 60s tracks, including "Don't You Just Know It", "How How I Love Her" and "Ocean Park Angel."

 Inclusion of "Gas Money" also a must.

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Dean as solo star?
« on: January 04, 2017, 05:55:19 PM »
  Not sure if Dean would have been destined to sell a ton of records, but I can only judge Dean solo by his one true solo album: SAVE FOR A RAINY DAY. IMO a minor classic. Shame on Dean for not discussing this groovy record in his autobio.

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Jan & Dean Boxed Set
« on: June 05, 2016, 06:26:52 PM »
 My 3CD box set is nearly complete...

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Jan's biography/autobiography?
« on: June 05, 2016, 06:25:37 PM »
  Seems like THE JAN & DEAN RECORD is likely the most comprehensive Jan Berry bio we'll ever see. Hard to see how it would be surpassed. It's a reference work foremost, but within that framework it surely tells the story of Jan.

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