Flo & Eddie - Live in Hollywood 1976

This is Flo & Eddie live in concert at The Roxy Theatre, Hollywood, California, USA back on the 26th September 1976.

Flo & Eddie are Howard Kaylan, "Eddie", and Mark Volman, "Flo" aka "Phlorescent Leech".

The two were the original founding members of the wonderful sixties band The Turtles. After the Turtles dissolved, Howard Kaylan and Mark Volman first joined the Mothers of Invention  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. The Phlorescent Leech and Eddie were actual nicknames of two of the Mothers of Invention road crew.

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 the album 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, lending their trademark harmonies to T.Rex, John Lennon, Roger McGuinn, Hoyt Axton, Ray Manzarek, Stephen Stills, Keith Moon, David Cassidy, Alice Cooper, Tonio K, Blondie, Bruce Springsteen, The Knack, The Psychedelic Furs, Sammy Hagar, Livingston Taylor, Burton Cummings, Paul Kantner, Duran Duran, the Ramones and others. This is a superb concert from them back in the 1970's and demonstrates just how good they were (and remain) live.

Source: FM Broadcast.

Sound Quality: Very good stereo mp3@320kbps.

Genre: Comedy, rock, unique.

Set: Full set

Set List:

Part One:
01 Intro                          
02 Cheap                          
03 "Kiss" routine > talking about Dylans babuschka
04 It Ain't Me Babe                      
05 Best Possible Me                      
06 talks about Flo & Eddie with Springsteen routine      
07 Nikki Hoi w/ Rockstar routine              
08 Mama, Open Up                      
09 The Lights Go Down                  
10 Illegal, Immoral And Fattening              
11 Now You Love Me Too                  
12 Elenore                      
13 Intermission - talking with the audience -  band intro
14 The Tibetan Memory Trick
Part Two:
01 "Paul is dead" routine > There's No Business Like Show Business   
02 Show Me The Way                  
03 Hot                          
04 Sway When You Walk                  
05 It´s Kama Sutra Time >                  
06 Rock And Roll Endorsement Spoofs >              
07 Eddie, Are You Kidding? >                  
08 Keep It Warm                                          
09 Moving Targets                  
10 Happy Together      
11 She Would Rather Be With Me 

Website: The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie HERE. 

Flo & Eddie (Mark Volman and Howard Kaylan) - vocals, Phil Reed - guitar, Eric Scott - bass, Greig Krampf - percussion, Andy Cahan - keyboards, Ian Underwood - sax, Bruce Fowler - trombone, Walt Fowler  - trumpet

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Beehive Candy said…




Fleachescent Flo said…
Excellent! Thanks for the Flo & Eddie. Those two were, in many ways, the heart and soul of The Mothers. The perfect foils for FZ's twisted sense of humor. Or was it the other way around?
Anonymous said…
Thanks, Bee. You do it right.