The Laurel & Hardy of Rock'n'Roll

Artist Song Buy
Flo & Eddie  The Flo & Eddie Theme  buy on itunes
The Turtles  Elenore  buy on itunes
The Turtles  Cat in the Window  buy on itunes
Flo & Eddie  Another Pop Star's Life   buy on itunes
Flo & Eddie  Just Another Town  buy on itunes
The Turtles  Surfer Dan  buy on itunes
The Turtles  Let Me Be  buy on itunes
Flo & Eddie  Moving Targets  buy on itunes
The Turtles  Ain't Gonna Party No More  buy on itunes
Flo & Eddie  The Original Soundatrack for Carlos & de Bull   buy on itunes
Flo & Eddie  Let Me Make Love to You  buy on itunes
The Turtles  You Showed Me  buy on itunes
Flo & Eddie  Goodbye Surprise  buy on itunes
Flo & Eddie  Keep It Warm  buy on itunes
Flo & Eddie  This Could Be the Day  buy on itunes
Flo & Eddie  You're a Lady  buy on itunes
Flo & Eddie  Nikki Hoi  buy on itunes
The Turtles  Teardrops  buy on itunes
Flo & Eddie  Strange Girl  buy on itunes
The Turtles  The Story of Rock'n'Roll  buy on itunes
Flo & Eddie  Sitting in the Park  buy on itunes
Flo & Eddie  Happy Together (Reggae version)  buy on itunes

Comment:

I love Flo & Eddie (Mark Volman and Howard Kaylan of the 60s group the Turtles) and have compiled a mix of my personal favourites from their long career, both during their 60s hitmaking days in the Turtles as well as the 70s where they issued a lot of great (and often humerous, hence the title) rock'n'roll. For some strange reason, a lot of their 70s material is unavailable on cd. These talented guys could take on ANY style and get something memorable out of it: Pop (Elenore and Let Me Make Love to You), protest songs (Let Me Be and Ain't Gonna Party No More), surf & hot Rod (Surfer Dan obviously), doo wop (Teardrops), hard rock & glam rock (Goodbye Surprise, Another Pop Star's Life and Moving Targets), reggae (Sitting in the Park and an interesting version of Happy Together) and of course very often mixing twisted humour into their recordings (Carlos & de Bull, Nikki Hoi, Keep It Warm etc...) Overlooked? You bet!
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Feedback:

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Rob Conroy
Date: 7/28/2006
I'd love to hear this one, as well. Interesting idea. It would've been nice to see some of their work with the Mothers and T. Rex included here, but that's not a criticism, just a "wishful thinking" kind of scenario...
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valis
Date: 7/28/2006
Beautiful.., again. "Keep It Warm" is among my all-time favorite tracks. Ever. Great choices showing the diversity of their talent!
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Sean Lally
Date: 7/28/2006
Awesome tribute! I'd love to hear this.
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Mixxer
Date: 7/28/2006
Only know a few, but "Keep it Warm" is an amazing song. Great job on this one.
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Saaf
Date: 7/28/2006
I've always been interested in learning more about these guys, and this mix makes me more eager!
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Mr. Mirage
Date: 7/29/2006
If you've not done so, then make it you life mission to seem them perform. I've had that pleasure twice. Both times, I was stunned into hysterical laughter. A pair of minds like this one encounters only on the rarest of occassions, and I would agree whole-heartedly with the L&H description. Two brilliant for words. Wish they'd go back into the studio... maybe with Todd Rundgren, Godley & Creme to do a tribute to Frank Zappa... paging Mark Mothersbaugh!!!
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kwan_dk
Date: 7/29/2006
Hi guys - thanks for the feedback. As for Flo & Eddie returning to the studio: I've just learned that Howard Kaylan has a new album out. You can check it out on his website. Though I was a bit disappointed to learn that it is a collection of covers, he seems to be in fine vocal form judging from the sound clips.
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deja_vu_all_over_again
Date: 7/29/2006
I don't know much of this but am certainly going on a factfinding mission. April 20 - your comments have given me some clues and I think I'd like. A lot.

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