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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Surf City collaboration
« on: July 31, 2019, 03:46:45 AM »
I remember when Michael “Doc Rock” Kelly interviewed Dean years ago in his Sunshine Music fanzine. Just as he mentioned in his latest book, Dean corrected a lot of the words to make more sense with the surfing lingo he was familiar with. According to him, collaborating and changing a few words in a novel like War and Peace is very insignificant, but not in a 2 minute and 24 second song with just a few lines in it. He should have received writers credit along with Berry and Wilson. I’m surprised that Jan wasn’t that generous towards Dean. As for Brian, it’s well known he omitted Mike Love’s name from many songs. Unfortunately, I guess we’ll never know how much Jan or Brian wrote lyrically or musically. Thankfully, Dean knew to put in the proper surfing terms of that era.

Just want to throw out there that it actually wasn't Brian that kept Mike's name off of some of their best known, early songs. That was done at the hands of Murry Wilson, his father.

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Jan's love of his fans
« on: June 25, 2018, 07:41:56 PM »
I don't think just because some people didn't see Dean or he wasn't out as much as Jan, that that means he didn't care about the fans. I'm not an apologist for either of them, they both had huge egos (perhaps in different ways), but I think this is at least a mischaracterization. That's like saying Brian Wilson or Bruce Johnston don't care about fans because don't tend to care for meet and greets, though, Brian seems to hate them, while Bruce has extremely off days on occasion.

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / (Bop Bop) On The Beach
« on: June 09, 2018, 08:18:08 PM »
Does anyone know the genesis behind this song? Does it even feature Jan at all?

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.

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Jan and Dean punk music quote by Dave Marsh
« on: December 08, 2016, 12:31:20 PM »
I am looking for information for an assignment I'm doing on punk rock. In Jan and Dean's Wikipedia page it states "according to rock critic Dave Marsh, the attitude and public persona of punk rock can be traced to Jan and Dean.[58] Certainly their early hits, recorded with myriad overdubs in a garage, and their casual and goofy stage antics were consistent with some of punk rock's ethos. and gives: "An Analytical Study", in the liners for Jan and Dean's Anthology" as the source. I don't have the Anthology album. If anyone can point me to where I can see the entry or can post it or pm it, that it would be very helpful!!

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Surf/Beach Roadtrip Songs
« on: September 08, 2015, 05:50:13 PM »
Over the summer I posted a question at the Smiley Smile board looking for suggestions of songs about surfing or beach themes for a roadtrip playlist I was making to accompany me on my way to Wildwood, NJ.

Just want to post the final playlist in case anyone here ever needed help with something similar:

Surf Route 101
167 songs, 8 hours

School's Out - Alice Cooper
Summertime Clothes - Animal Collective
Fun At The Beach - The 'B' Girls
All Summer Long - The Beach Boys
Girls On the Beach - The Beach Boys
Don't Back Down - The Beach Boys
California Calling - The Beach Boys
Soulful Old Man Sunshine - The Beach Boys
Diamond Head - The Beach Boys
Keepin' The Summer Alive - The Beach Boys
Sunshine - The Beach Boys
Kona Coast - The Beach Boys
Goin' To The Beach - The Beach Boys
Punchline - The Beach Boys
The Things We Did Last Summer - The Beach Boys
Keep an Eye On Summer - The Beach Boys
Island Girl - The Beach Boys
Kokomo - The Beach Boys
Wipe Out - The Beach Boys
California Girls - The Beach Boys
Summer Means New Love - The Beach Boys
And Your Dream Comes True - The Beach Boys
Hot Fun In The Summertime - The Beach Boys
Summer Of Love - The Beach Boys
Still Surfin' - The Beach Boys
Slow Summer Dancin' (One Summer Night) - The Beach Boys
Island Fever - The Beach Boys
Summer In Paradise - The Beach Boys
Surfer Girl - The Beach Boys
Catch a Wave - The Beach Boys
The Surfer Moon - The Beach Boys
South Bay Surfer - The Beach Boys
The Rocking Surfer - The Beach Boys
Hawaii - The Beach Boys
Surfer's Rule - The Beach Boys
Your Summer Dream - The Beach Boys
Luau - The Beach Boys
Beach Boy Stomp [A/K/A Karate] - The Beach Boys
Surfin' Safari - The Beach Boys
Surfin' - The Beach Boys
Moon Dawg - The Beach Boys
Surfin' U.S.A. - The Beach Boys
Misirlou - The Beach Boys
Stoked - The Beach Boys
Nobel Surfer - The Beach Boys
Surf Jam - The Beach Boys
Let's Go Trippin' - The Beach Boys
Finders Keepers - The Beach Boys
Beaches In Mind - The Beach Boys
California Saga: California (Single Version) - The Beach Boys
Do It Again (Single Version) - The Beach Boys
It's A Beautiful Day - The Beach Boys
It's O.K. (Single Version) - The Beach Boys
Under The Boardwalk (Fan Edit) - The Beach Boys
The Day They Raised The Thames Barrier - Beach Bums
Shotgun - Beachcoma
The Only Place - Best Coast
In The Sun - Blondie
Sun Is Shining - Bob Marley & The Wailers
Wildwood Days - Bobby Rydell
Beat This Summer - Brad Paisley
Sunshine Day - The Brady Bunch
South America  - Brian Wilson
On the Island (feat. She & Him) - Brian Wilson
Half Moon Bay (feat. Mark Isham) - Brian Wilson
Sail Away (feat. Blondie Chaplin and Al Jardine) - Brian Wilson
Summertime - Brian Wilson
Metal Beach - Brian Wilson
The Lazy Song - Bruno Mars
Summer Of '69 - Bryan Adams
Surfin' C.I.A. - Buzz And The B-Days
Summer - Calvin Harris
Almost Summer Theme - Celebration
Pipeline - The Chantays
Surf Party - Chubby Checker
Summer´s Comin´ - Clint Black
Surfboard - Cody Simpson
Girls, Cars, Girls, Sun, Girls, Surf, Girls - The Corvettes
Hanging Five - The Delltones
Cool for the Summer - Demi Lovato
Banzai Washout - Dick Dale
King Of The Surf Guitar - Dick Dale
Night Ride - Dick Dale
Surf Beat - Dick Dale
Tidal Wave - Dick Dale
Summertime - DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince
Let's Go Surfing - The Drums
Roosevelt Island - Eleanor Friedberger
Save Your Sundays For Surfin´ - The Fantastic Baggys
Surfin´ Craze - The Fantastic Baggys
Surfin's Back Again - The Fantastic Baggys
Wax Up Your Board - The Fantastic Baggys
When Surfers Rule - The Fantastic Baggys
Sun Daze - Florida Georgia Line
Vacation - Go-Go's
Shoot The Curl - The Honeys
Surfin' Down The Swanee River - The Honeys
Pray For Surf - The Honeys
Three Surfer Boys - The Honeys
Hawai - Jan & Dean
Surf City - Jan & Dean
She`s My Summer Girl - Jan & Dean
Honolulu Lulu - Jan & Dean
Ride The Wild Surf - Jan & Dean
Sidewalk Surfin - Jan & Dean
A Surfer`s Dream - Jan & Dean
The Submarine Races - Jan & Dean
Surf Route 101 - Jan & Dean
Summer Means Fun - Jan & Dean
One-Piece Topless Bathing Suit - Jan & Dean
Tell 'Em I'm Surfin' - Jan & Dean
Waimea Bay - Jan & Dean
The Restless Sufer - Jan & Dean
Surfin' Wild - Jan & Dean
Down At Malibu Beach - Jan & Dean
Walk On The Wet Side - Jan & Dean
(Bop Bop) On The Beach - Jan & Dean
Jan & Dean Megamix 2005 - Jan & Dean
Summertime, Summertime (Stereo Mixdown) - Jan & Dean
Hawaiian Isles - Jan Berry
Summer Nights - John Travolta/Olivia Newton-John
Rumble at Waikiki - Jon & The Nightriders
The Joy (feat. Pete Rock, Jay-Z, Charlie Wilson, Curtis Mayfield and KiD CuDi) - Kanye West
Tan Lines - Katie Welch
California Gurls (feat. Snoop Dogg) - Katy Perry
No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problem - Kenny Chesney
When The Sun Goes Down - Kenny Chestney & Uncle Kracker
Shine On - The Kooks
Summer Madness - Kool & the Gang
Summerboy - Lady Gaga
Summer Girls - LFO
Shootin' The Pier - The Lively Ones
Surf Rider - The Lively Ones
In The Summertime - Mungo Jerry
Pocketful Of Sunshine - Natasha Bedingfield
Summertime - New Kids On The Block
Keep On Smilin' - New Kids On The Block
Starships - Nicki Minaj
Hot - No Secrets
Rockaway Beach - Ramones
Surfin' U.S.S.R. - Ray Stevens
Girl On The Beach - Rick Henn
California Sun - The Rivieras
Everybody Loves The Sunshine - Roy Ayers Ubiquity
Summer Breeze - Seals & Crofts
Black Hole Sun - Soundgarden
Peaches - The Stranglers
Surfer Joe - The Sufaris
Wipe Out - The Sufaris
I Live for the Sun - The Sunrays
My Beach - Surf Punks
The Curl Rider - The Surf Raiders
Who Stole The Summer - Surfin' Lungs
Surfin' Bird - The Trashmen
Tuff Little Surfer Boy - Truth & Beauty
Surfer Dan - The Turtles
Skeet Surfin' - Val Kilmer
Diamod Head - The Ventures
Hawaii Five-O - The Ventures
Walk, Don't Run - The Ventures
Walk, Don't Run '64 - The Ventures
King of the Beach - Wavves
Holiday - Weezer
Island In The Sun - Weezer
Surf Wax America - Weezer
Ocean Avenue - Yellowcard
Toes - Zac Brown Band

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Mono and Stereo
« on: October 06, 2012, 05:43:52 AM »

Test your theory . . . Fold them down, and then compare the results with the original mono versions.

I don't have the original mono to compare it to. If I had those, I wouldn't need to fold down the stereo recordings because I'd already have them in mono.

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Mono and Stereo
« on: October 05, 2012, 05:46:09 PM »
Can someone tell me if the mono and stereo album mixes were done separately? I was curious as to whether the mono are just fold downs. Specifically, albums like Folk'n'Roll are hard to listen to through headphones and so, I was going to use editing software to fold them down. But only if these would be a somewhat accurate representation of the original mono album mixes.

Thanks in advance for your help!

Normally, I feel Dean gets a bum rap, but he seems somewhat revisionist here in regards to Carnival Of Sound. He says he wasn't really into the psychedelic scene, but wasn't he pretty involved with Brian Wilson during the Smile era?

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: The Smile Sessions
« on: November 04, 2011, 11:09:31 PM »
Brian Wilson also used a fragment of "Gee" in SMILE . . . an old R&B classic that Jan & Dean had covered in 1960.

I had forgot about that being on the Jan & Dean album!

Interesting that "Gee" would be of interest to both of these geniuses.

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / The Smile Sessions
« on: November 04, 2011, 10:43:38 PM »
What are everyone's thoughts on The Beach Boys' Smile Sessions?

Although a lot of comparisons between Carnival Of Sound and Smile have already been made, I, personally find it interesting that both Jan and Brian chose to work in songs of the past, ie "Louisiana Man," "Old Master Painter," etc. into their respective takes on psychedelic/progressive music.

Its truly a gift that we now have a representation of both these albums officially released!

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Dean's help to free Brian
« on: July 27, 2011, 10:35:15 AM »
I was over on the Smiley Smile board today and came across a post that stated that Dean was involved in ending Landy's reign over Brian Wilson and was curious how and how much he was involved. I've never heard this before, but I do recall some type of interview with Dean talking about how difficult it was to contact Brian.

Any information would be much appreciated!

« on: May 02, 2011, 10:19:33 AM »
Does anyone have any information on this song, purportedly by Brian and Jan?

Brian Wilson & Jan Berry - Walls (Unreleased)

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: wikipedia
« on: March 20, 2011, 09:42:50 AM »
That's the sad part about this ridiculous feud that goes on, mostly from The Beach Boys' side. There was never any bad blood between The Beach Boys and Jan & Dean. Brian and Jan were a dynamic, effective creative force and people should just leave it at that. They both learned tremendously from each other.
A lot of Jan's chart successes had Brian's name attatched in some way, but just because Jan's name wasn't on any Beach Boys' releases doesn't mean his imprint wasn't there through what he taught Brian. And, though, single-wise Brian was often a co-writer, a lot of (what I consider to be) Jan's best work was done completely devoid of Brian Wilson, such as Folk 'n' Roll, "You Really Know How To Hurt A Guy", and Carnival of Sound.
So, just to make the point from what, even I would consider, a Brian Wilson devotee, Jan Berry was no slouch. And he certainly didn't need people to prop him up whatsoever. I love Jan Berry's music just about as much as I do Brian's. And wish people would recognize their musical accomplishments for what they are: their own.

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Mid-Sixties Music
« on: March 15, 2011, 05:00:21 PM »
Has anyone ever heard what Brian Wilson thought about Jan's later 60's work such as Folk n Roll, "Norwegian Wood", and such? And any idea that Jan thought about Pet Sounds?

I'm also curious as to whether Brian was involved with Jan immediately after his accident. For instance did he visit Jan or stop into the studio at all while Jan was working on Carnival of Sound?

It would've been an amazing time if both Smile and Carnival of Sound had come out when they originally should have!

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