Friday, September 2, 2016

40 Year Itch : Elect Another Jerk to the White House

Flo and Eddie : Keep It Warm

In 1976, Flo and Eddie, the alter egos of Turtles vocalists Mark Volman and Howard Kaylan, released Moving Targets. It is, admittedly , a mixed bag. But The Beach Boys styled "Keep It Warm" is a sensational song that eulogizes the end of 1960's ideals with lyrics like " Elect another jerk to the White House/ Gracie Slick is losing her door mouse" and "George is suing Paul, suing Ringo/ and immigration wants John and Yoko/ All they need is love, to keep them warm".

Then, just as it's about to send us all into fits of despair, the pair find a lovely way to end the song:

Make a better world from the old one 
Make yourself a baby and hold one 
Hold her in your arms and keep her warm, 

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