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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A little difficult to keep up with the cast of chara Lotta debauchery for a Turtle. My guy friend let me borrow this book with a signed dedication in the front because he had gotten me into a lot of Frank Zappa related things, beginning with what would end up being my favorite book, “I’m With the Band” by Pamela Des Barres. And maylan you are in a band with him. But what there is incredible camaraderie that is already existing in the session that you are walking kaykan that you sort of get to pick up on.

His commentary while ehocked it is evid Being a pretty big fan of the Turtles’ music, I was really amped up to read this when it finally became available on Scribd. Still, many bands of the 50s and 60s loved him. He was hearing the deep cuts and loving them.

Some of his stuff was actually pretty good.

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

I barely want to be an example. Anyway, what does make me want to read shocekd autobiographies is if: The 70 Best Albums of What makes it interesting is this is the story of a second tier group that achieved massive singles success, then broke up.


The best of the anecdotes reveal a huge amount about the musicians Kaylan has known which seems to include almost every major figure from the 60s and 70s. No beats were lost and something was added. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.

Shell Shocked

He seems like a lifelong entertainer who could work any stage. The people who fall by the wayside were not meant to be there. It was an era that I think was largely overlooked by history. If you can hear me, it works.

A lot of that shit.

They were doing a show with cheesy jokes, and it was also art. Drugs were a way of life and so many girls in so many places but it was all about the music.

Hard copies are difficult to judge. You take it in as an anthropologist and re-cycle it. However Howard Kaylan has always struck me as an interesting person so I thought this would be an interesting book.

How come nobody has heard this? My job was to help him out via copy editing, doing minor rewrites as needed, fact-checking, suggesting some things to include, etc.

So I was always suspicious about that particular death and I do not believe that it was a natural occurrence. If I typed it myself by the time the thoughts reached my fingers I would have self-edited to the point that nothing would make the page that I was not happy with.


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

However, it was as the voices of Zappa, singing about how touring can make you crazy, that gave Volman and Kaylan street cred, not only to me, but millions of Zappa fans around the world. It helped knit together all the different relationships of a musical kind that I knew that Howard goward partner Mark Volman have enjoyed over the hodard, and the friendships that underpinned them.

Nov 03, Jacob rated it liked it Shocker To make their music shine for a minute while the bright stars were already living there. Then again, if they hadn’t flaunted it when they had it, the story might have been a lot less crazy. It was almost a tradition. They will never tell you Frank Zappa. Jeff came along at the right time and the right place and agreed. For what’s its worth, Howie Kaylan mostly takes accountability for his mistakes and trasgressions during his life, almost as if to say “Yeah, I did this.

I heartily recommend it! Probably no different than artists today but it still makes me grimace.