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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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I think he was one of the best people we have ever had in this business. The worst are just the usual stories of hedonistic excess that pad out every rock bio. No one can go as high or sing as low as he did—he was incredible. I read this book because I went to high school with these guys well, the original Turtles guys. It should have worked. Frank was funny, one of the boys, and even capable of being a little goofy.

We know what brought kaykan together but we never a deep examination of their working relationship or a sense of their ongoing friendship assuming it remains. It feels like a back stage pass to this rock star’s life. Lot’s of details on the early years, but not a particularly complete memoir.

Lotta debauchery for a Turtle. I won’t give anything away other than to say the telling of the story in the book is much funnier than the movie written by one Howard Kaylan, tackling his first full-length movie script. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

I thought it was the biggest travesty in the world when Paul Rodgers was doing it. Buy Shell Shocked Here: They blew through that money quickly and were forced to keep the wolf shelll the door while keeping up the veneer of an A-list existence by doing many side projects with the likes of Alice Cooper, Marc Bolan, Harry Nilsson and Keith Moon and the cartoon character, “Strawberry Shortcake”. This is not yet another overly romantic What a crazy life Howard Kaylan has had.


He loved us and he loved our kids.

Shell Shocked

Feb 25, Bob Schnell rated it really liked it Shelves: Lists with This Book. He was and still is supporting the music. A must read if you love your rock history. I really believe they would have gone off and persuaded their passion with whomever.

I actually had four chapters of the book that I had written about a year and a half ago when I thought the title was going to be, How Not To Be Me. If I were a scholar, a soldier or anybody who mattered on this globe it might, you know, hoaard differently. The tone is indeed breezy, as one would expect from a self-proclaimed “West Coast Ambassador of Good-Time Music”, and certain stories get strangely elided the apparent murder of longtime guitarist Phil Reed, which Kaylan attributes to a contract-related hit in vague terms, seems like it should get a lot shhell ink, and indeed there’s little on the internet about itbut Kaylan doesn’t shy away from the highs and lows of his career, and plenty of names get named.

Well I thought it was going to be incendiary. Dec 16, K rated it liked it. I believe I could make you as big as the Turtles.

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

Ray, John and Robby they do not care about—and to these guys, it is the most frustrating thing in the world, because as far as they were concerned, they were the first band to write everything as a group.


The second Warner Bros. It helped knit together all the different relationships of a musical kind that I knew that Howard and partner Mark Volman have enjoyed over the years, and the friendships that underpinned them.

If Howard Kaylan had sung only one song, the Turtles’ No. Which was an older figure that I respected respecting me back.

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

Jun 22, Steve rated it liked it. It was almost a tradition.

Sometimes I wished he would slow down and linger awhile on some aspect of his career. Jun 06, Amanda Hamilton rated it liked it. The 21 Best Album Re-Issues of I was tearing up too. But it’s not all Sex, Drugs and Rock n’ Roll, Howard Kaylan readily admits when he has made mistakes and how he learned from them along the way. Bobby was a bad boy. The story begins with a fat kid up-state struggling with life.

Those turtlefucking Kqylan with those motherfucking Turtles. Wood, the music teacher at Westchester High School. Or that everybody and their brother passed on. Not a criticism, but a hope that there will be a part 2. Some of the jokes were just stupid jock cock jokes that I would sneer at in my school.