Thursday, October 12, 2006

Five Corpulent Porpoises

Marc Volman and Howard Kaylan were - and still are, as far as I know, the brains behind The Turtles, who made some of the most sublime pop singles of the 60s (Happy Together, Elenore, etc.), and when that band broke up they joined Frank Zappa to provide vocals and humour for many of the late period Mothers albums (including most of the funniest bits on the Fillmore album). They also sang backing vocals - and thereby provided one of the key aspects - on most of T Rex's hits.

They made a number of albums on their own as Flo & Eddie (a shortened version of The Florescent Leech And Eddie, which was the name they used with Frank Zappa), but this is the only one I own. It's part live, part studio, part sexist & racist and part innoffensive, partly hilarious and partly pop, and wholly enjoyable. This album changes hands for upwards of $60 on Amazon!


Flo & Eddie - Illegal, Immoral And Fattening

01 - Illegal, Immoral And Fattening
02 - Rebecca
03 - Kama Sutra Time
04 - The Sanzini Brothers Return (including The Tibetan Memory Trick)
05 - Livin in The Jungle
06 - Cheap
07 - The Kung Fu Killer
08 - Eddie Are You Kidding (including The Pop Star Massage Unit)
09 - Let Me Make Love To You
10 - There's No Business Like Show Business


Anonymous bruce said...

killer lp i have seen these guys 3 times. love 'em

12:45 am  
Blogger lostintheozone said...

aah man 96 bitrate is awful, but thx for posting it

10:56 am  
Blogger Witchseason said...

Bitrate is 128 - or should be. Not much point in using anything more than that 'cos my old turntable is knackered & the transfer to my PC isn't great. Better than nothing I hope!

2:24 pm  
Anonymous S Simmonds said...

Criminally overlooked pop. My preference was for the followup, Moving Targets (great mix of rock and pop). My mate loves 'em for the Zappa connection, but I didn't know THEY BACKED T REX! What period?
(the beauty of research is the nuggets you uncover. I'd never heard Hot Love before I mined that vein, and I now think it's one of the swingingest pop songs of its era.)

2:25 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ah, such sweet illegal memories.
Thank you

11:20 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanx, I really like these guys it's a shame the album The Florescent Leech And Eddie isn't put on CD


4:13 pm  
Anonymous dreamweaverguru said...

any idea how to get a copy of flo and download available.had this on vinyl in the 70's.been trying to get files on this for years !! thanks. dreamweaverguru.........

10:56 pm  
Anonymous W. B. Mook said...

Rats, by the time I came looking for this, the Rapidshare link had expired. Could I talk you into re-uploading it?

12:11 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

can i join in and ask you to put it up again ?

2:55 pm  

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