Howard Kaylan’s “Shell Shocked”. likes. Howard Kaylan’s life has been a dangerous ride that he is only too happy to report on shocking tales of. Howard Kaylan recalls his days as part of a hit-making band, a friend to a musical giant, and his tenacious grasp on his dream. —And Gives The Final Word On Six Legendary Rock ‘N Roll Myths! Words and Photos By Anne M. Raso. Howard Kaylan’s autobiography Shell Shocked.

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Howard and Mark have sung back-up on so many classic songs, you’ll be stunned. I know a couple of dozen of his albums have just been reissued.

If some of these people, especially not the A-list people, not the B-list guys are willing to give us a shot and hear what we have to input then usually the stuff that we come out of the studio with is certainly more appealing to my ear anyway. Paperbackpages. I owe a lot of my tastes to Rodney.

It feels like a back stage pass to this rock star’s life. However, Howard’s telling in the book makes it clear why someone wanted to film that story. Those perfect AM voices doing art.

The people who fall by the wayside were not meant to be there.

Shhell, this was made into a movie which I now need to track down. Kaylan’s account also reminded me of their Flo and Eddie’s variegated production work in the ’70s including the debut album from DMZ and singles from Starry Eyed and Laughing that more than endure here in Century When we were on his label, briefly in the sixties we had no contact with him.


I was trying to sing about growing up, too. However you may have arrived here, this is the old Not Not Silly Newsroom. Commemorating the Fillmore East: Howard is very honest and blatant about nearly every topic of his life, and me being into T. Yes, but not at this point.

Of course they could have managed their money a little better. But I was always scared to write a book because I thought that I would be watering down my path a hosard bit.

Shell Shocked: My Life with the Turtles, Flo & Eddie, and Frank Zappa, Etc.

Jun 06, John rated it liked it. And the music was more sophisticated than I had ever thought. The shcoked with the band are marred by all the usual stories——incompetent management, disgruntled former members, struggles with the record label, lawsuits, and the panic that sets in once the music stops.

Hence, while Kaylan was actually collecting unemployment, he still got to fly on other peoples’ private jets. He asked me also about the so-called book and if I intended to finish it. Nothing was ever the same. However, it is a rollicking good time overall and we get to see Kaylan’s growth as an artist and business person.


Disc Jockey That’s why it was such sweet irony that a few years later the two howarf singers for The Turtles, Mark Volman and Howard Kaylan, had joined Frank Zappa and not the other way around. The whole business loved them.

CRR Interview – Howard Kaylan: A Turtle Comes Out Of His Shell

That’s a note-for-note cover of Louis Prima’s arrangement. I listened to it so much I knew every note and I could quote by heart the liner notes that said: It could have been was the name “Hippiefest.

Even in your Turtles career and as a record collector, you always felt the early Zappa albums were better than Dylan and the Beatles, as far as music, lyrics and social commentary. You would never look twice at a guy like Chuck Manson until he did something that made the scales tip and he certainly did that. It was to emulate that guy with his soft and loud minor major series of hits with the Zombies. You first were exposed to grass in Memphis, Tennessee when you and the Turtles were howafd a Dick Clark Caravan tour with other acts during Apr 17, Pierce Cooney rated it it was amazing.