Sunday, June 23, 2013

Shell Shocked: Review

Shell Schocked is the autobiography of Howard Kaylan, subtitled, "my life with the Turtles, Flo and Eddie, and Frank Zappa.'  Howard was lead singer of the 60s hit making group, The Turtles.In this book, he takes you on his Rock and Roll journey, along the way, you meet The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Alice Cooper and many more of your favorite rock artists.  Although, maybe not thought of generally of a Rock And Roll "bad boy", he has lead a tumoultous life of excesses, which in the book, he gives himself a written tsk, tsk.  Still performing partners with fellow Turtle Mark Volman, Kaylan was in the Mothers Of Invention with Frank Zappa, part of Flo And Eddie with Volman, as well as a back up singer in Bruce Springsteen's Hungry Heart.  Ever wonder about "how is the weather" in the fade out of classic "Happy Together"?   It's in this book.
Today, Howard still performs live shows in the latest version of the Turtles, he lives in suburban Seattle with his wife, Michelle, who often comes to our store with their dog, Poochifer.

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