Monday, April 4, 2016

Flo & Eddie - 1976 - Live At The Roxy

Flo & Eddie 
Live At The Roxy

101. Intro (2:12)
102. Cheap (4:42)
103. Kiss Routine/Dylan’s Babushka (3:21)
104. It Ain’t Me Babe (2:37)
105. Best Possible Me (4:06)
106. Introducing Flo & Eddie/Springsteen Routine (2:01)
107. Nikki Hoi/Rockstar Routine (8:43)
108. Mama, Open Up (4:28)
109. Just Another Town (4:23)
110. Illegal, Immoral & Fattening (4:15)
111. You Showed Me (3:50)
112. Elenore (2:28)
113. Intermission/Talking With Audience/Band Intros (11:18)
114. The Sanzini Brothers Return (w/ The Tibetan Memory Trick) (4:35)

201. Paul Is Dead/There’s No Business Like Show Business (2:47)
202. Show Me The Way (1:20)
203. Hot (3:13)
204. Sway When You Walk (2:09)
205. Kama Sutra Time (4:15)
206. Rock & Roll Endorsement Spoofs (6:13)
207. Eddie, Are You Kidding? (0:48)
208. Keep It Warm (4:43)
209. Moving Targets (4:28)
210. Happy Together (3:56)
211. She’d Rather Be With Me (3:20)

Flo & Eddie (Mark Volman und Howard Kaylan) - voc
Phil Reed - guit
Eric Scott - bs
Greig Krampf - dr
Andy Cahan - keyb
Ian Underwood - sax
Bruce Fowler - trombone
Walt Fowler - trumpet

Mark & Howie’s Musical Comedy Hour
Fun live performance by former Mothers and full-time Turtles, Mark Volman & Howard Kaylan. Flo & Eddie’s live show is like their old syndicated radio show, in that it features a lot of chatter, gags, rock star name dropping and snippets of recognizable songs that often end up as little more than segues into (or outros out of) another routine. A musical variety hour to be sure, but not by any standard definition of the genre. On a good night, Volman & Kaylan’s chops are capable of serious, above average pop, so even they know they’re slummin’ a bit here. What’s important is that the sound is good, so it’s a listenable example of the duo’s frantic stage show – from the corny, old show biz intro to the predictable big hit single climax. “Every trick in the book,” Howie admits from the stage. Just listen to the mugging they give the Turtles’ classic “Elenore.” It’s all sloppy fun, kind of like hangin’ out with a great garage band… that happens to have Ian Underwood & The Fowler Brothers on horns.

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.

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