Album Cover Art: Moving Targets

The featured image is the inner sleeve of Moving Targets, a 1976 album by Flo & Eddie. Allow me to backtrack and tell you a bit more about the artists.

Flo & Eddie was a fake name for Mark Volman and Howard Kaylan of The Turtles. They used it when they joined forces with Frank Zappa and the Mothers. Why? They were knee deep in contractual disputes that prevented them from working under their real names. FYI, Flo is short for the Phlorescent Leech, it’s an in joke. I guess you had to be there.

The cover art is by Dave McMacken who also did the cover art for Weather Report’s Black Market album, which was featured last Saturday.

I really dig the shooting gallery image executed by McMacken. Most of the targets are images of Kaylan and Volman who are still happy together in 2023.

It’s a pity that none of us will get the chance to win a Mark Volman kewpie doll. He’s the clean-shaven guy with bushy hair as seen on the LP’s back cover:

Here’s the title track:


2 thoughts on “Album Cover Art: Moving Targets

  1. Sadly, Howard retired from performing in 2017, ‘though I’m sure the boys are still friends.

    The original Phlorescent Leech was one of the Mothers’ roadies. Can’t remember how he got the name, but it was eventually transferred to Mark.

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