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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Jan's Vocals Question
« on: March 15, 2011, 04:52:18 PM »
I was just wondering how long Jan was using cocaine and during which years was he on it. And if that was the main reason for Jan's ragged vocals on Port To Paradise. Because he sounds so much better on Second Wave.

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Jan's take on "Save For a Rainy Day"
« on: April 30, 2010, 05:59:42 AM »
Those reasons would make sense. Especially that Jan not only didn't produce the record, but wasn't involved in it at all, not even the cover photo.

Its interesting that in that counter-offer Jan was willing to have the record released. It must show that Jan might have actually like the music or at least had some appreciation for Dean trying to keep the duo's name alive.

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Jan & Dean's reunion concert
« on: April 28, 2010, 10:24:47 AM »
How did the reuniting of Jan & Dean happen for their first concert appearance since the accident, in terms of who contacted who about getting them back together?

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Jan's take on "Save For a Rainy Day"
« on: April 28, 2010, 10:19:29 AM »
I just watched Deadman's Curve: The Jan & Dean Story which includes Jan's initial reaction to Save For A Rainy Day.

I'm just curious if, over time, Jan warmed up at all to the record. Does anyone know if he every grew to at least appreciate it?

CARNIVAL OF SOUND / Re: Save For A Rainy Day/Carnival of Sound Two-fer
« on: April 19, 2010, 11:56:23 AM »
I'd agree here. I would go as far as to say some of the "jam bands" are the closest to the depth of music that was created in the mid-60's. You get multi-layered instruments in the songs of bands like O.A.R. and Dave Matthews Band.

CARNIVAL OF SOUND / Re: Stereo Versions
« on: April 19, 2010, 11:53:29 AM »
I agree! It would be awesome to hear more of Jan's hands-on work with the album, including any session tapes that may still exist.

CARNIVAL OF SOUND / Re: Stereo Versions
« on: April 18, 2010, 08:02:28 PM »
My apologies on the stereo version of "Yakety Yak." I've only listened to that particular track once or twice. Why was the original mono version of that left off this collection?

It definitely makes sense to want the best sound, especially on a release this historic. And not including a stereo version of "Laurel & Hardy" leaves open the possibility of it being included on a rarities CD. Such as the way new stereo mixes accompany new Beach Boys compilations.

CARNIVAL OF SOUND / Save For A Rainy Day/Carnival of Sound Two-fer
« on: April 18, 2010, 07:43:14 PM »
This would have made an exceptional release. On a disc I put these albums back to back, as I do with all Jan & Dean albums, and the change from one to the next is incredible. To go from the beauty, but dreary songs on Save For A Rainy Day in to Carnival of Sound is something to be heard! After the "Save For A Rainy Day Theme" The intro to "Girl, You're Blowing My Mind" is like sweeping away the worries of the past and going headfirst into the future. Amazing work from both Jan and Dean.

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Brian and Dean
« on: April 18, 2010, 07:26:47 PM »
I wonder if there would ever be the chance for a collaboration between Brian Wilson and Dean Torrence, even if only in concert. With Brian's diminished vocal range, Dean could sing those higher parts Brian originally covered. It would also be interesting to hear Brian covering Jan & Dean material.

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Jan berry Anthology
« on: April 18, 2010, 07:19:54 PM »
This would be an amazing release and is about time. It would stand well alongside the Dean Torrence Anthology. And would finally be a recognition of Jan's hard work after the accident.

CARNIVAL OF SOUND / Re: Beach Boys Fan Site
« on: April 18, 2010, 07:01:29 PM »
I would agree as well. I consider myself more of a "Brian Wilson" fan than a "Beach Boys" fan. But I love Jan & Dean just the same. As talented as each was on their own, I don't think their respective works would've been quite as amazing as they turned out to be without what they learned from each other.

CARNIVAL OF SOUND / Stereo Versions
« on: April 18, 2010, 06:50:36 PM »
Are the stereo versions included in the release the only stereo versions that were located? For example, there is no stereo version of "Laurel & Hardy" or "Yakety Yak." I specifically remember reading that there was no stereo version of "Only A Boy" prepared, but wasn't sure about the others.

« on: April 18, 2010, 04:44:16 PM »
The set just keeps sounding better and better! Can't wait to get the money up to buy it!

« on: April 18, 2010, 11:45:00 AM »
On the Carnival of Sound web site there are plenty of Jan Berry promo shots, but none with Dean.

Were any pictures taken during that time that show Jan and Dean together?

CARNIVAL OF SOUND / Re: Ear Candy - Real Detroit Weekly
« on: April 12, 2010, 06:45:13 PM »
I have to say as short as this review was, I thoroughly enjoyed it! Haha.

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