Shell Shocked: My Life with The Turtles, Flo & Eddie, and Frank Zappa, Etc.
By Howard Kaylan with Jeff Tamarkin
As the co-frontman of 1960s Top 40 hit machine, the Turtles, and as a member of Frank Zappa’s Mothers and as one-half of musical-comedy duo Phlorescent Leech & Eddie, Howard Kaylan has had a wild ride. In this candid memoir (based on diary entries) the singer’s artistic, erotic and pharmaceutical adventures are richly recounted and features an amazing and stellar cast of characters and some surprising cameos. All in all, it’s a fun, light and entertaining read from a performer––married four times––who has lived on the edge.