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  • The Phlorescent Leech & Eddie [Reprise, 1972] B+

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The Phlorescent Leech & Eddie [Reprise, 1972]
They've learned their lessons well, ripping off riffs from everybody--what can you say when two slapshticking ex-Mothers steal a melody from a Graham Nash protest song?--and filtering it down into the finest pasteurized mush. For some reason, it sounds a lot like the Turtles. A charming exercise in the deliberate throwback category, a true artyfact. Recommended: the Hawaiian novelty, "Nikki Hoi." B+