Tag: Dean Torrence

Jan & Dean: Filet of Soul Redux: The Rejected Master Recordings (Omnivore)

Surf duo Jan & Dean’s “comedy” album was intended as a contractual obligation, an unfunny joke that was rightly rejected, yet bowdlerized by their label after Jan Berry’s near-fatal car accident. Fifty-one years later, this reissue presents the album as it was meant to be heard.

3AM Eternal: Jan & Dean: Save For A Rainy Day (1967)

What was intended to be a measure to keep their duo alive during a crisis, Dean Torrence’s into Pet Sounds-style pop was hated at the time–but is now considered a classic, for good reason.