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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Jan Bery's 1966 Corvette Stingray
« on: March 27, 2010, 11:29:21 AM »
I think Mark and Jerry Bramlett gave some info on it on the old discussion board. If I remember correctly, Jan's father eventually sold the wreck. The salvageable parts probably ended up on other cars without their owners ever knowing the source. The VIN for that car is not registered--which means that chassis is no longer in service. That's all I can remember from the thread on the old board.

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ALBUMS / Re: 1971 Anthology
« on: March 23, 2010, 07:54:00 PM »
Oh, yes, I remember that album--that was the one with the red and yellow cover with the then-new concert photos of Jan & Dean on the front cover. I remember seeing it in stores when I was about 13 or 14, but they never seemed to have it in stock when I had the money to buy it, so I missed out on that one!

Speaking of Dave Marsh, I remember my mother having a book which talked about a "rock tour" that Marsh was on with Stephen King and Dave Barry--they called themselves the "Rock-Bottom Remainders."  It's hilarious!

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I have the C5 re-issue of Drag City . . . excellent sound quality.

The Ride the Wild Surf and Little Old Lady albums were re-issued as a two-fer by EMI back in '92. These featured stereo re-mixes by Ron Furmanek and Kevin Reeves . . . with liner notes by pop maven Dawn Eden.
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Thanks, Mark! I'll bet the EMI two-fer is the one that my friend taped for me back in the '90s.  I used to have the Greatest Hits cassette that came out in '90 which had all their single hits from A Sunday Kind of Love to Batman--I'm going to hunt down a CD of it, too.  I believe Ron Furmanek/Kevin Reeves also did the stereo re-mixes on that one?   

I'll definitely try to pick up the rest of the C5 albums; our music stores here only carried the one I mentioned, so I never knew the others were out there.

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Thanks, Ban & Bean!  I'll have to start looking for these CDs--I was impressed by the sound quality of the C5 Dead Man's Curve/New Girl in School re-isssue; sounds like the other ones are just as good.

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ALBUMS / Re: 1971 Anthology
« on: March 21, 2010, 09:48:49 PM »
I didn't realize Dave Marsh was so young when he wrote that piece.  He really had a good grasp of what Jan & Dean were about, I thought. 

When I first heard this album in the mid '80s I was wowed--I first heard the original versions of Drag City, New Girl in School, Linda, and Dead Man's Curve on this one.  Also heard Popsicle and Vegetables for the very first time via this collection.  And Side Four was a real treat; hearing a live Jan & Dean show before the accident--at the time, the only other live performance I'd heard was on their 1981 One Summer Night/Live album.

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ALBUMS / Re: 2008 Complete Liberty Singles
« on: March 21, 2010, 09:31:30 PM »
Thanks for all your help in getting this released, David.  It's really nice to hear these songs in the original mono format on CD--an added bonus is the fact that it saves wear and tear on my original vinyl records!

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ALBUMS / Re: 1966 Jan & Dean Meet Batman
« on: March 21, 2010, 09:22:59 PM »
I think most of it does--the skits that use the Batman and Robin names.  Again, as with Filet of Soul, they're on bootleg CDs. From what I've read, right after Liberty forced Jan & Dean to re-record the album, someone dug 90% of the original tapes out of the trash at the studio.

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ALBUMS / Re: 1966 Filet of Soul
« on: March 21, 2010, 09:18:22 PM »
I like these versions of Honolulu Lulu and Norwegian Wood, too.  The two original acetates on the bootleg compilation aren't really terrible in terms of sound quality, but compared to what we're used to, they're not great either.  Does EMI have the master tapes of the two unreleased versions?

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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Jan Bery's 1966 Corvette Stingray
« on: March 20, 2010, 10:13:48 PM »


Image-wise, it's a shocking visual that marks the beginning of Jan's road to recovery, and his return to the studio to make Carnival of Sound.

As for Corvette enthusiasts, the music is secondary to those guys. They want to know all about the technical details of the car.
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It is indeed a shocking visual in this capacity, as you said.  Just the fact that Jan survived this at all is nothing short of amazing. 

I can't speak for the other Corvette guys, but the music is hardly secondary to me.  It's easy to forget that both Jan & Dean were Corvette enthusiasts, too, and music and cars went hand-in-hand on a lot of their material.  For me,  Jan & Dean's music and vintage Corvettes are "separate but equal" interests, though in this case, they are related.

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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: favorite Dean vocal
« on: March 20, 2010, 09:51:12 PM »
Dean did a great job on "Save For A Rainy Day."  My favorite tracks on that one are Here Comes The Rain, Rain On The Roof, Raindrops, and A Taste of Rain.

I also think some of his best vocals were on The Restless Surfer, Yesterday, We Go Together, and There's A Girl.

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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Schlock Rod Pt1 & Pt2
« on: March 20, 2010, 09:19:16 PM »
I love the Schlock Rod songs, too!  I first heard Part 1 when I was in high school--I found the original Drag City single which has this on the flip side.  I thought it was hilarious; I'd never heard anything like it before!  Part 2 I liked even more--I found that one on the 2-record set "Gotta Take That One Last Ride."   In the same vein, I also love their Batman LP and their two original acetates of Filet of Soul (not the "plunder the vaults" version that Liberty ended up releasing after Jan's accident).  I agree that Jan & Dean have a great Laurel & Hardy/Smothers Brothers sense of humor ;D

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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Why do you enjoy Jan & Dean?
« on: March 20, 2010, 08:57:38 PM »
     I became a huge fan after seeing the movie Deadman's Curve on TV in 1978 when I was 8 years old.  I agree their music is full of excitement and their singing is energetic, with a really cool harmony!  My first Jan & Dean album came soon after--it was a K-Tel compilation called "Surf City" in a purple/maroon jacket with yellow lettering--put out by Exact Reproductions (I lived in a small town and this was the only J&D title I could find)!

     I thought the songs on this record were great--then I found Liberty's reissue of their Little Old Lady from Pasadena album in 1982.  I was absolutely blown away by the quality of the songs and the sound--this was the first time I realized that THESE were the original versions of the songs!  Around the same time I found "The Jan & Dean Story" which introduced me to their early doo-wop songs, which I also like a lot (side 2 on this album). Next was the Anthology Album and both my collection and my appreciation of Jan & Dean's music and Jan's prowess as a producer/arranger ballooned from there. 

   
     
     
     

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Are all of Jan & Dean's Liberty releases on C5 also?  I've only been able to find the C5 Deadman's Curve/New Girl In School.  Someone besides One Way has put out the Ride the Wild Surf album on CD--a friend of mine taped it for me about 15 years ago and I noticed a difference when I got the One Way version of it last year.  One Way cut off the very end of "The Submarine Races" where Jan says "I'm floored." 

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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: let's try to get "dead mans curve" on dvd
« on: March 20, 2010, 08:07:53 PM »
I believe my DVD of Deadman's Curve is from SOB.  I bought it at a Jan & Dean concert in August 2003 and it plays Jan's Pop Symphony version of the song on the main menu.  I'd very much like to see a DVD release of Deadman's Curve with commentary by Dean and/or the actors!

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