Stop in, look around, have a drink and crank some tunes. I'll be posting some songs ripped from records, some out of print and hard to find stuff, some songs by artists you should be listening to, and a few mixes here and there.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Jan And Dean Meet Batman

Here is my first real post of the new year! I'll still post some more requests but I thought I'd add this one too. I picked this up at a record show over the weekend. When I started listening to it, I thought I'd rip it in. So here it is. Jan And Dean Meet Batman.


JAN AND DEAN :: JAN AND DEAN MEET BATMAN

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10 comments:

Bob Haldeman said...

Oh sure torture me why don't you!! Seriously though I used to have this as a kid. The only thing I remember is Robin supposedly saying he tripped over his "cap" and Batman had to correct him by saying "you mean cape!"

snarfdude said...

thanks for posting, I too had this record as a kid, the mono version....long lost for me, and I found it elsewhere online, but this is a much cleaner dub.

Anonymous said...

THanks for this posting
Ronald.

Brett said...

This is a brilliant record thanks for posting it up. The humor really reminds me of the Monkees, did Jan and Dean ever try a show in the same vein?

Anonymous said...

Hello:

I'd like to give a listen to Jan and Dean & The Batman, but the file posted on brainwerk.com is extremely slow, like somewhere around 10kb a sec. The Rapid share post has disappeared due to complaints--What complaints? Could you repost to Megaupload or Rapidshare again..Thanks.

Reverend Bill said...

Holy Cow! Jan & Dean Vs. Batman & Robin....!!!
Great post - thanks very much.

Dan said...

This album is/was available on cd from One Way Records Inc. It's doubled with Jan & Dean "Command Performance-Live In Person".

However, it must be out of print..the price of it is ridiculous. See Amazon link below:

http://www.amazon.com/Command-Performance-Live-Person-Dean-Batman/dp/B000002R19/ref=sr_1_17/002-0021276-7834447?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1177994547&sr=1-17

The stereo mix is folded in compared to the original wide stereo mix find on the original lp. (I have both.)

LB said...

What a find for me. See that back cover image. The name at the bottom is me, Bruce Roberts. I was at Collector's Book store in Hollywood one day when two guys came in asking about Batman comics. It turned out they were with Jan and Dean at the time and they were planning to do a fun album on Batman and Robin. After talking with me, they asked me to come to the recording studio at 3am that night to meet with Jan and Dean. I did and got to meet Glen Campbell and Gary Lewis at the same time. We spent about three hours talking about Batman and other stuff. They were a couple of really nice guys and I was asked then if I would do the liner notes for the album. I did and then submitted it to Liberty Records and they in turn sent it to DC for approval. DC removed all references to Bob Kane being the creator (This was before the lawsuit over creators rights had been settled) but the rest was approved. I was paid the astronautical fee of $35 for this. I really didn't care about the money, I just wanted to write about my favorite super hero and that had happened. I stayed in touch with Jan and Dean but then the horrible accident happened and I called Dean and we talked and cried over the phone, but that was the last time I heard from them. I consider it a great honor that I was able to meet them as their genius in the recording studio is not really evident in this album, but Jan really knew his stuff in the control room and I was really impressed with his ability to pick one violin out of a full orchestra that was playing as being out of tune. Anyway thanks for finding this and now I have my album back as a CD with the original front and back covers. I lost the vinyl years ago and it was never made to CD intact like this. Thank you so much.

darkmark90 said...

Bruce: Kudos to you for your liner notes, which I still remember after all these years. Your bit was the first place I ever learned that Batman had actually killed some bad guys (which stopped pretty early on), and the rest of it was pretty darn historically accurate. I still love this record. Thanks.

Bill Denbrough said...

Thank you so much for posting this. I had this as a kid, and could never find it again once I became an adult. As weird as it is, it is a fond memory for me.