Thursday, November 20, 2008

KMET 08/04/74 Flo & Eddie Radio Show

Runtime Approx. 2 Hours (110MB) 128kbps
Los Angeles Radio
KMET 08/04/74 Flo & Eddie Radio Show
Timmy comes up with the coolest stuff!
A little background about this recording... I don't know what city you are in, or where you used to live, but I'm from L.A., California. In the early 1970's, there was an FM radio station out here by the call letters of KROQ/AM & FM. They had a wild cast of on-air jocks, including a Sunday night show hosted by Flo & Eddie (Turtles & Frank Zappa fame). On thier show, for 3 hours, they would play only bits of old records, sometimes mere seconds worth, & merge them together intertwining the records & mixing them for a segment, say about 15 - 20 minutes, then talk for about the same length of time. They would feature live guests each week. Then the station went through personnel changes, & they had to leave KROQ. Fortunately, there was also another free-form formatted FM station in L.A., KMET/FM. So, Flo & Eddie wound up there in 1974. This is thier first show on KMET/FM, with thier guest, Harry Nilsson. Flo & Eddie dominate the spoken portions of this "interview", but you can tell Harry is having fun. I believe Shadoe is operating the board.
The zip file has 3 parts, that's the way my reel to reel tapes recorded this show back when it was broadcast. I thought you might like this.
Thanx again & hope you enjoy, Timmy


Anonymous said...

you should donate this to For The Love Of HArry. Theyre all Nillson all the time over there. I'm sure they'd love it.

riff buttons said...

Hey Anonymous, While in the process of leaving a post on that blog site as per your suggestion Timmy and I were contacted by the individual of that site.
As Moe from the Three Stooges once said, "Lady you must be psychic!"

Anonymous said...

This is absolutely incredible. I stopped by here as a Flo & Eddie fan andthen saw that this was a show featuring Harry Nilsson. I run the blog, For TheLove Of Harry ( and was just floored bythis. If you would, drop me a line at willard- -I'd like to chat with you about this. Many thanks again for ripping and offering this great show.
Cheers, Willard

Anonymous said...

Outstanding post. I have an old Flo & Eddie show on tape in which they were promoting Big Star when no one had ever heard of Alex Chilton's band. Unfortunately my old reel to reel doesn't work anymore. Any chance you might have a tape of Brother John's KRTH show "Heaven is in Your Mind?" If so, I'd love to hear it!

Timmy said...

Anonymous, why don't you leave some contact info. for yourself, & we can set up a way for your reel tape to be transfered. We do have some Bro. John recordings.

Willard said...

Hey Riff & Timmy,
Just wanted to say thanks again for letting us post this fabulous show over at FTLOH. It's really appreciated and one of the great additions to our ever hungry Nilsson obsession. Now I need to dig deeper into some of these other long-gone shows you're posting to see what I've missed over the decades. Thanks again.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for finally giving the chance for me to hear rodney and Flo and eddie!!!Always wanted too hear what Rodney shows were like-his name is legendary and Flo and Eddie were ahead of their time!! Thanks again!!

riff buttons said...

To Anonymous,
You are so welcome! We've put these up for all to enjoy, reminisce, or maybe turn you onto something you've never heard. Thanks for taking the time to post a comment.

Brandi said...

Wow! so happy I found your blog. this is an amazing post. Thanks!

F.G. Marshall-Stacks said...

and this 1978 movie FM is one you will all enjoy
here's the imdb link