Flo & Eddie

Genres: Comedy CDs Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": nice american classic rock garage rock psychedelic folk stoner pop/rock psych pop the turtles the zappa connection played with zappa Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
Links online: Wikipedia


Lead singers (and songwriters) of the Turtles, Mark Volman (19 April 1947, Los Angeles, California, USA) and Howard Kaylan (b. Howard Kaplan, 22 June 1947, the Bronx, New York, USA) took their name - the Phlorescent Leech and Eddie - from two of their roadies when the group split up in 1970. The Turtles’ brand of innocent folk pop could not survive in the new sex-and-drug-orientated climate of rock. As if to advertise the change, they joined counter-cultural master Frank Zappa for tours and recordings. In his role as circus-master, Zappa had the pair perform hilarious routines about backstage groupie shenanigans (Live At The Fillmore East June ’71) and act desperate, on-the-road pop stars in the movie 200 Motels. Zappa wrote suitably operatic lines for their strong voices and the results - though they dismayed fans of the ‘serious’ Mothers Of Invention - are undeniably effective. The sleeve of Just Another Band From L.A. (1972) - with Zappa...

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