domingo, 13 de setembro de 2015

The History of Flo & Eddie and The Turtles


Flo & Eddie (Mark Volman, Flo aka Phlorescent Leech, and Howard Kaylan, Eddie) are a comedic musical duo. The two were the original founding members of the Top 40 rock group the Turtles. After the Turtles dissolved, Volman and Kaylan first joined the Mothers of Invention (also HERE) as Phlorescent Leech & Eddie. Due to contractual restrictions made early in their career, Mark and Howard were prevented from using the name 'the Turtles', as well as their own names in a musical context.  When bandleader Frank Zappa was injured during a concert in London in 1971, Kaylan and Volman found themselves at an impasse, as the Mothers of Invention were out of action for a time. They responded to these events by recording The Phlorescent Leech & Eddie on Reprise Records with most of the other members of the Mothers of Invention. Although it failed to chart, they continued releasing albums, including the more successful Flo & Eddie, Illegal, Immoral and Fattening, Moving Targets, and Rock Steady with Flo & Eddie.During the 1970s, Kaylan and Volman continued to do session work. They were the house band for the Canadian TV talk show 90 Minutes Live with Peter Gzowski. In 1982, they released a four-song EP on Rhino Records (RNEP 603) under the name Checkpoint Charlie. The record is a dark but whimsical take on late 70s / early 80s German synth techno new wave music, such as D.A.F. and Kraftwerk.

The Turtles
The Mothers of Invention

In 1984, as the Turtles ...featuring Flo & Eddie, (together with three other groups from the 1960s: Gary Puckett, Spanky and Our Gang, and the Association), they traveled across the US and Canada as "The Happy Together Tour". The following year they got together with the Buckinghams, Gary Lewis and the Grass Roots, for a 1985 version. For the eight months the tour was on the road, it was consistently one of the top 10 grossing tours in the country. During the summers of 2010 and 2011, Flo & Eddie had heavy touring schedules throughout the U.S. both as part of the Happy Together: 25th Anniversary Tour, along with the Grass Roots, Mark Lindsay, the Buckinghams, and Monkees member Micky Dolenz (2010 only). They also created the music for the films Down and Dirty Duck and The Adventures of the American Rabbit.











The History of Flo & Eddie and the Turtles was a three-LP box set album from Flo & Eddie, issued in 1983 by Rhino Records. The first LP contained songs from their 1963 debut album Out of Control, under the band name The Crossfires, and songs from their first post-Turtles album, The Phlorescent Leech and Eddie, from 1972. The second LP contained songs from their next 3 albums: Flo and Eddie (1973), Illegal, Immoral and Fattening (1975) and Moving Targets (1976). The final LP in the set was a special one, containing excerpts from The Flo & Eddie Radio Show. This box set has never been reissued on CD. 

CHAPTER ONE
The Westchester High School A Capella Chor Class 1963 - "Alma Mater"
The Crossfires - "Silver Bullet"
The Turtles - "I get out of Breath"
The Turtles - "Outside Chance"
The Turtles - "Grim Reaper of Love"
The "Real" Don Steel - "Battle of the Bands Album Commercial"
The Turtles - "Lady-O"
The Turtles - "It ain't me Babe/You Baby/She'd rather be with me/Elenore (Medley)"

CHAPTER TWO
The Turtles - "Happy Together" (live)
The Turtles - "Goodbye Surprise"
The Turtles - "There you sit lonely"
The Turtles - "We ain't gonna Party no more"
Flo & Eddie - "The Flo & Eddie Theme"
Flo & Eddie - "Feel older now"
Flo & Eddie - "Nikki Hoi"
Flo & Eddie - "I've been born again"

CHAPTER THREE
- Flo & Eddie -
"Best Part of Breaking up"
"Another's Pop Star Life"
"Just another Town"
"Afterglow"
"You're a Lady"
"Marmendy Mill"

CHAPTER FOUR
- Flo & Eddie -
"Illegal, Immoral and Fattening "
"Rebecca"
"Let me make Love to you"
"Mama, open up"
"Keep it warm"
"Moving Targets"

CHAPTER FIVE
- The Flo & Eddie Radio Show - (All Songs previously unreleased)
"Flo & Eddie by the Fireside Radio Theme"
"The Big Showdown" (from the movie Texas Detour)
"This could be the Day" (from the movie The Dirty Duck)
"(You're nothing than a) Good Duck" (from the movie The Dirty Duck)

CHAPTER SIX
- The Flo & Eddie Radio Show - (All Songs previously unreleased)
"The Flo & Eddie Show"
"Getaway (Back to L.A.)" (from the movie Texas Detour)
"Livin' in a Jungle" (from the movie The Dirty Duck)
"Youth in Asia"
"Medley #2"

Special Guest appeared on the RADIO SHOW:

David Bowie
Keith Moon
Ringo Starr
Alice Cooper
Marc Bolan
Lou Reed
Harry Nilsson
Jeff Lynne
Roy Wood



Presented here are the first two albums by Flo & Eddie, “The Phloroscent Leech and Eddie” (1972) and  “Flo & Eddie” (1974), as reissued in a 2-CD set by FloEdCo, 2008.

The Phlorescent Leech and Eddie is the first album from Flo & Eddie, released in 1972. It was made available on CD for the first time in 2008.

Howard Kaylan - vocals
Mark Volman - vocals and guitar
Gary Rowles - lead guitar
Don Preston - keyboards
Jim Pons – bass
Aynsley Dunbar - drums
Barry Keene - narrator on ”Nikki Hoi


Flo & Eddie is the second album from Flo & Eddie. After being out of print since the 1970s, it was released on CD for the first time in 2008 in a package that includes their first album, The Phlorescent Leech & Eddie (1972). The album was produced by Bob Ezrin, who was the producer for Alice Cooper. The album was made to accompany the Alice Cooper Billion Dollar Babies world tour in 1973-74, which Flo & Eddie were the opening act. 

Howard Kaylan - vocals
Mark Volman - vocals and guitar
Gary Rowles - lead guitar
John Herron - keyboards
Jim Pons - bass
Aynsley Dunbar - drums
Bob Ezrin - piano
John Sebastian - vocals
Steve Hunter - guitar
Steve Madaio - trumpet
Alan MacMillian - orchestra arrangements


2 comentários:

  1. Great post man. Thanks a lot

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  2. Gran Post Javanes!
    Aquí solo esta faltando el otro hermano de los "Freak Brothers"! :P
    Un abrazo y gracias por tu regalo.
    Saludos!

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