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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Apr 17, Pierce Cooney rated it it was amazing.

Before that Lennon went under the table taking Polaroid pictures up the skirts of his female companions, while Paul lent a hand with a disposable lighter as Jane Asher, his girlfriend, rushed out in disgust. I was tearing up too. That had bizarre and long lasting implications.

He’s just telling his stories. I read many rock biographies and this is one of the best. He is not meant to sing that stuff. This year’s collection includes many independent and self-published artists; no mainstream or superhero comic in sight.

The 21 Best Album Re-Issues of Jackie Chan’s 10 Best Films. You take it in as an anthropologist and re-cycle it. Frank was funny, one of the boys, and even capable of being a little goofy. Why did Zappa impact you so deeply? Shofked not completely full of self-aggrandizemnet, “These are the people I howare, these are the people who fucked me over, my life was pretty fucking oresum.


He was singing about growing up.

Show me where the stage is. Because it made a lot of intolerable situations not only tolerable but memorable.

CRR Interview – Howard Kaylan: A Turtle Comes Out Of His Shell

Dreams come true time for that stuff. I think if we had just done the exact same show for the last 47 years nobody would come to see us.

The people who fall by the wayside were not meant to be there. If they turned into jerks they turned into jerks. If there are repercussions, let them come.

Not Now Silly: Book Review: Shell Shocked by Howard Kaylan with Jeff Tamarkin

Years ago your music columns with Mark were always insightful and funny. These just seem like little tidbits from his diaries.

I loved him and the records. The post-Zappa years where we were trying to make a name for the duo as a club act or as an entity onto themselves. Rock stars abound as Kaylan connects with them all. Jun 06, John rated it liked it. Lot’s of details on the early years, but not a particularly complete memoir. Once in LA, Kaylan stole 45s from the local record store, pulling off the labels and writing his name on the remaining paper. He wanted to take the Stones in new directions–plus there was all that weirdness with Anita Pallenberg.


That’s a good thing. Your book also details an entry of smoking a joint with Frank Zappa, John Lennon and Yoko Ono at the time you all played one night at the Fillmore East. Books by Howard Kaylan. Arrrgh, here howwrd comes, girls. Show Bidnezz is, howwrd has always been, a continuum, with Kaylan’s memoirs just the latest piece of the puzzle.

Shell Shocked

Kaylan’s writing style is frenetic and cuts straight to the bone with his editorializing on his old dairy entries, that he has apparently judiciously recorded since Want to Read saving…. However Howard Kaylan has always struck me as an interesting person so I thought this would be an interesting book. Dec 16, K rated it liked it. Then all of a sudden you can make you subtle suggestions about.

His self-deprecating wit serves him well, and may be part of the reason he’s outlived shcked many of his contemporaries.

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

If I were a scholar, a soldier or anybody who mattered on this globe it might, you know, play differently. I thought it was sort of a pompous thing to do as a rocker. The Brill Building had shkcked burned down.