By the time Mark Volman and Howard Kaylan joined Frank Zappa’s second incarnation of the Mothers, not only had the Turtles disbanded, but their legal troubles had reached such epic proportions that they had lost rights not only to the band’s name, but their own ‘noms de plume’ as well so that while these cases were before the courts, neither of them could tour or perform as themselves. Thus were created the Eddie and the Phlorescent Leech (aka The Sanzini Brothers) personae out of sheer necessity.
In this clip from the Happy Together (Documentary) (1990), Volman and Kaylan explain their now famous “Manager Story” which led to their major legal entanglements.
Remember, this is not an Elton John concert!
6 thoughts on “Livin’ In The Jungle — Flo & Eddie”
flo looks the same as he did back in the day, while eddie looks about 50 years older, haha.
That clip is a hoot — and obligatory viewing material for any band out there in search of a trustworthy manager. Ha!
Lest anybody think this kind of shit doesn’t still go on…. HA! Sometimes it’s hard to decide which class of people are worse human beings, politicians (esp. from the American Republican party) or music ‘business’ guys. For the damage and destruction they cause, it clearly has got to be pols, but for sheer stinking rotten character, it might be music industry guys.
There’s little doubt that most music industry people are sharks. And at the same time, a lot of ‘musicians’ (e.g The Turtles) are dumb and/or gullible.
“I’m in the Music Business” by Jeff Simmons
(Lucille Has Messed My Mind Up, Bizarre/Straight, 1970)
“They had dogs.”
Oh, legally unnameable aquatic entertainers of the curly kind….
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