In the article David referenced (http://www.sltrib.com/news/2909527-155/whatever-happened-to-knak-and?fullpage=1) it says that the KNAK calls are shouted in "Salt Lake City." I have the 2001 remaster of that song and I can't hear it. Was it removed from more recent mixings or is that article mistaken? Does anyone have a copy where you can hear it?
You can hear it in the original 1965 mono version, but not the 2001 stereo (digitally remastered) remix. In fact, one of the comments for this YouTube video mentions that "KNAK" is edited out of the stereo remix. Listen closely and you'll hear the station's call letters called out right after the line about the "number 1 radio station", and just before the line in the song about Lagoon. Time to search for a mono pressing of the Summer Days LP on eBay?
I can't figure out why Capitol removed the KNAK call on the 2001 stereo remix unless they received a cease and desist letter from an attorney representing the station that's now KYAH (540 AM, Delta). From 1979 until 2011, KYAH held the old KNAK call letters, so maybe the owner of the station in Delta wanted the call edited out of later pressings for some strange reason.
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I actually have a copy of "Summer Days (and Summer Nights)" on LP in storage somewhere, but that's a project way down the list.
Thanks for the link. That I can definitely hear. It's hard to tell what other mixing differences there are between the two versions. Maybe there was something else on the same track as where that line was and it was simply caught up as collateral damage. I know what I'm listening for and I can't even tell what's being said. Or maybe they just wanted to clean it up, though that wouldn't explain the train wreck known as "Barbara Ann" but that's a completely different topic.
If we're lucky some Capitol engineer might stumble on this topic and lets us know.