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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: The Bob Greene Book
« on: October 26, 2014, 01:23:51 AM »
Hello people and especially you Burton.
1. The Bob Greene book is one mans self indulgence in an attempt to write himself into Jan and Dean history and as a result the book ends up being a one sided negative affair that depicts Jan Berry as a washed up looser and true fans of Jan Berry know that isn't the case.
2.As for the Passmore book it is possibly the worst way in which a casual Jan and Dean fan can get an introduction to the duo. There are so many factual errors in the content. Dean, despite contributing information to the author, refused to  put his stamp of approval for the end result, for obvious reasons, to distance himself from the final product.
3. COS a great effort from the persons involved. Jan and Deans fan base can't be judged from the sales of one product. Jan and Dean fans are broken up into several factions. There are those who are only interested in buying surf/drag related albums and have no interest in any of their other material. There are those that enjoy material from the pre surf era and those who refuse to listen to anything but the sixties material. You'd be surprised how many more people have got copies of COS. A few months back, my older brother was on a forum that concentrated on late sixties pop/psyche. One person purchased the original and copied it and distributed it amongst the other members of the forum numbering well over a couple of hundred. I've stated this before with the various media outlets today, if people can get something for free they'll do so.Just recently I saw that the whole album was downloaded on youtube. So in all fairness you can't judge Jan and Deans fan base from one release.
3. I've said it before I'm waiting for Marks book/s to be released for accuracy and the truth. He appears to have an unbiased approach and when writing a factual document/book that's what is required.
4.Why I don't write a book?. Simple I'm not a writer I'm a cop, but at the same time I will make comment on any  book/document that lacks integrity.
Keep it real people and just for the record I purchased the delux edition of COS

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: The Bob Greene Book
« on: October 25, 2014, 11:42:17 AM »
Bob Greene shows great prowess in his writing, however the end result of his experience with Jan and Dean is uninformative. It's a very predictable piece of work that lacks substance.

« on: October 24, 2014, 08:35:18 AM »
If you go to the WVOK page there's a rare photo of Jan and Dean on stage in front of an orchestra. I think it's a radio station in the US. Something called WVOK Shower Of Stars. Tried to post the photo but wouldn't upload.
Until next time

I see you've been taking lessons from Passmore, thanks for directing me to those low definition photos. Lol

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: The Bob Greene Book
« on: October 24, 2014, 08:27:32 AM »
This book is a joke. Some clown spends 15 years with the guys on tour and the end result is this, pointless garbage.  Written to link himself to Jan and Dean.
The Passmore book isn't any better, one mistake after another. I have to take my glasses off to look at the photos they look alot clearer that way.The sections that are correct have been ripped off from the McParland book which is nothing more than a reference book.
Greene and Passmore a waste of money. McParland ok but way too expensive.

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Jan and Dean Top 100 duos
« on: October 08, 2014, 08:02:39 AM »
It's good to see they're ahead of Simon & Garfunkel one of the most boring acts in the world. Other than Jan and Dean/Arnie and the Everly Brothers the only other with credibility on this list is Boyce and Hart, two Jan Berrys.

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Right from the Start
« on: September 27, 2014, 06:00:27 AM »
Who's Costello Jan or Dean?
This is almost as bizarre as your Pet Sounds posting.
Until next time

1) Costello - Dean he's funnier. Although they swap roles now and then.
2) Someone's gotta tell it like it is.

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Right from the Start
« on: September 23, 2014, 01:50:55 AM »
Jan would easily made it as a producer on his own but when it comes to the act it would have been highly unlikely that he would have made it on his own. It's like Abbott & Costello once the partnership ended they both failed miserably. As for Jan getting tired of Dean, he was living with Jan up until the accident.
Let's face it people they both needed each other to make it.

I totally disagree. The levels are perfect. Finally we have CDs that highlight the great drumming on these records. The lead vocal is perfect.
I rest my case.

They do sound a lot better in mono but these are the best stereo pressings available. Jan and Dean take Brian Surfings got some of the original mono versions, EMI Japan. You've done yourself a favour.  C5 you got to be joking.

That's right if it's not on the record sleeve I won't no about it. Not into fan clubs fan zines back then and even now.
Yeah I had another listen to the stereo versions with the headphones sounds better than the mono tracks.
There's still some speculation as to who sang what just read the booklet.
I don't think they maintained accurate session records.
It was good to see the COS wrapped up in this package another one down. Now the Jan Berry 70s recordings need to be packaged.

Yeah well that's the first time I heard the song on the Oddities Lp. Mine was the picture disc version with no information and no bonus disc, round 82. Always liked the song and for a long time there I always thought Jan was doing the lead vocal until the late 80s. They both got a similar tone in their voices. After hearing the three versions on the 2010 release this one sounds a little empty. I like all the effects, they add to the song.
There's been some negative reviews on the album in regards to the effects used , that is sounds coming out of nowhere but I think they're done well,
 nothing's buried it's all nice and clear the way it should be . I think I like the first version track 1 then Jans final mix followed by the stereo mix.
I got the deluxe release, anyone know if there's anything different on the cd only release.

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Jan and Dean Fan Club
« on: August 19, 2014, 06:55:15 AM »
I know what you mean BlackSea there was a time there in the 2000s I was listening to Mantovani, it was a very low point of my life.

Just had a look at Amazon all six Japanese releases are on Amazon new. I've ordered all six. If there's no difference in the sound quality compared to what I've already got, you will be billed Wally.
Slight difference between Sundazed and Japan release of SFARD, I wouldn't call it 30 %.
Until next time

You're right I wouldn't call it a 30% improvement it's more like a 33% increase in sound quality.
Had a look at some web pages. 101 was re released by Dore in the early eighties exact duplicate of original that's why it sounds good. I got a copy of Baby Talk with the 70s Dore label. Have a look at this page for different labels over the years.

And people don't forget to get your copy of the new Bamboo Trading Company Cd.
Steve Austin

There's a thirty percent increase in the sound quality. Play it on a proper stereo not on your pc. Crank up the volume you'll find that the sundazed copy will start falling apart the Jap version will hold. You gotta play these J & D records at high volume to appreciate the production.  There's no point listening on low , these records aren't muzak.
The Jap pressings been remastered and engineered by one of the best in the business Yoshiro Kuzumaki.
One Way, I had a listen to YRKHTHAG , bit of volume and it started to fall apart.
I rest my case.

People Sundazed have done it again, they've stuffed up another Jan & Dean classic, The Jan And Dean Sound Lp released 1996 on Sundazed.
Until recently I had one copy of this Lp that being a pirate copy manufactured in France, 1978. The album is an exact duplicate no mention of it being made in France, minus the picture insert. I can't confirm this but it's definitely not the 1960 original. The sound is excellent high fidelity the echo nice and crisp the way it should be.
In the last couple of days I came across a mint sealed copy of this Lp, Sundazed issue. Great packaging but the sound quality was flat no fidelity lacked the echo that these songs are known for. I played the pirate copy straight after and noticed the difference immediately. I can't understand how a pirate copy made in 78 can sound a great deal better than a release from a company who claims to pride itself on its sound quality.
People don't buy anything Jan and Dean related from Sundazed, they've got no idea about the Jan and Dean sound and what's expected.
I've recently ordered a Cd on Amazon that covers all the Dore recordings and the reviews in regards to sound quality are excellent.

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