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Flo and Eddie and Marc, Frank and More

Dave Thompson, Goldmine, 2002

THEY WERE THE VOICE of the American 1960s, sainted providers of the angelic harmonies and grooved-out choruses that served up the most innocent psychedelia your mom and pop could hope to stone to, while delivering the knowing winks and sideways smirks to let the kids know that they were in on the joke as well. For five years of hits, and 30 more of memories, the legacy of the Turtles has grown stronger every time their name gets mentioned, until today, when their sound sells everything from a 90 minute DVD history to a 51 track anthology and on, though one frowns at the unsuitability of it all, to lobster dinners.

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