Eels (the band) what, no EG love ? Page 2

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  • asha 12 Jun 2008 19:19:20 1,990 posts
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    prawnking wrote:
    It is ok you don't have to explain. We all know your love child of Cornershop and Norman Cook.

    ;)

    Rumbled again ;_;

    ( ͡ ͜ʖ ͡)

  • ScoutTech 12 Jun 2008 19:21:53 2,420 posts
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    Their recent Trinkets and B-sides is great. Lots or random songs, remakes or experimental versions. Plus the little album book and pics that come with it are great. His version of Can't help falling in love is just so beautiful.

    Much love for Eels :) Plus I want his goggle glasses
  • Deleted user 12 June 2008 19:23:22
    +1 for can't help falling in love.
  • estoo 12 Jun 2008 20:01:50 2,702 posts
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    prawnking wrote:
    No matter what your mood they always have a song to suit.

    This!

    I love Eels, saw them live 4 times and the Electro-shock blues show ten years ago was my favourite gig of all time.

    Anyone catch them when they toured a few months back?

    It was a weird stripped down show with just E and the Chet but strangely brilliant.

    I read his autobiography in a single evening, the man is a legend.
  • sanctusmortis 12 Jun 2008 21:51:40 9,590 posts
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    Souljacker is a fucking cracking album. The only one I own, oddly.
  • James-Caldari 12 Jun 2008 21:57:07 2,103 posts
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    Eels up inside ya, finding an entrance where they can.
  • MikeP 12 Jun 2008 22:15:57 1,675 posts
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    Eels are all kinds of awesome. One of my all-time fave bands.

    Blinking Lights and Other Revelations is fabulous - I'm going to stop pretending that I didn't break your heart is a real stand out track.

    There's a clip of them on YouTube playing Missy Elliott's Get Your Freak On which shouldn't work at all, but rocks.




  • PinkSpider 12 Jun 2008 22:45:04 3,346 posts
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    ScoutTech wrote:
    Their recent Trinkets and B-sides is great. Lots or random songs, remakes or experimental versions. Plus the little album book and pics that come with it are great. His version of Can't help falling in love is just so beautiful.

    Much love for Eels :) Plus I want his goggle glasses
    I want the generic eels emo glasses.

    /sad.

    But they dont have real lenses...

    Can I get these converted to real glasses?

    These

    Then I would be le cool.
  • Deleted user 12 June 2008 22:46:09
    I used to have pair like that. Must grow hair, beard and get some more.

    Scientist / paedo look can be maybe pulled off.
  • PinkSpider 12 Jun 2008 22:55:50 3,346 posts
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    I'm really tempted to get some.

    Apparently I look very like E already so I could go the whole hog.

    I personally love the geek look though.

    /being a complete and utter geek.
  • Zerimski 12 Jun 2008 23:10:11 219 posts
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    I want Last Stop: This Town played at my funeral.
  • pinebear 7 Nov 2009 21:16:56 8,565 posts
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    prawnking wrote:
    This band or more accurately E himself are/is fucking awesome.

    Has anyone yet read "Things The Grandchildren Should Know" a curious book about E's life and the tragedies that have affected him over the years.

    Puts a new dimension to his lyrics.

    Read the book a few months ago, really really good.

    Play are currently doing most of the Eels back catalogue for 3.49. Time to go load up!

  • evild_edd 18 Feb 2011 17:24:10 2,924 posts
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    Following today's release of a new Radiohead album (coincidentally another group wrongfully accused of being depressing where they are actually hugely uplifting), I was looking for an Eels thread whilst listening to TKOL. Surprised at the lack of Eels loving, indeed. Arguably my favourite group, with every album having something to offer.

    Anyway, on the Radiohead thread I've just posted an IMO ranking of their albums, rating by preference. Eels also have a shed-load of albums, so I thought I'd do the same exercise. here we go:

    1. Blinking Lights (1 & 2). (Greater than the sum of its parts. The quintessential Eels album for me)
    2. Hombre Lobo (Their 'rockiest' since BF, but much more consistent. Brilliant!)
    3. End Times
    4. Souljacker
    5. Electro-Shock Blues (Truly hearbreaking and beautiful)
    6. Beautiful Freak (some great tunes, but hasn't aged as well as the others)
    7. Tomorrow Morning
    8. Daisies of the Galaxy

    Never got round to the B-sides album, but will have to get that sorted.

    Every album is worth a listen and owning IMHO. Even the least good Eels album is probably the best release of the year....

    Why look, it's a blog:
    http://www.edwardlaven.blogspot.co.uk

  • estoo 18 Feb 2011 17:31:07 2,702 posts
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    I do love Eels but it's been hard to keep up with him lately as he seems to be releasing a new album every other week!

    Electro-Shock blues is in my all time top 5 and I have seen him live several times but I fear the newer stuff isn't a patch on the old stuff.
  • Fletche 18 Feb 2011 17:38:15 3,418 posts
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    Daisies Of The Galaxy is one my favourite albums of all time, Love Eels, although the last couple of releases haven't done as much for me, maybe need to give them another listen or two.
  • evild_edd 18 Feb 2011 17:40:55 2,924 posts
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    There did seem to be a glut of new stuff for a while (3 alums in 2 years, I think), but they aree some of my favourite. End Times is fantastic, particularly if you liked the ESB vibe, and some regard as their/his greatest stuff. Hombre Lobo has the best individual tunes since....well probably since Beatiful Freak in some ways.

    Give ET or HL a go (or another chance). You won't be disappointed my friend :0)

    Why look, it's a blog:
    http://www.edwardlaven.blogspot.co.uk

  • Zomoniac 18 Feb 2011 17:59:45 7,402 posts
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    I disagree with your list.

    1. Daisies Of The Galaxy
    2. Souljacker
    3. Beautiful Freak

    Then a bit of a quality gap...

    4. Shootenanny!
    5. Blinking Lights

    Then a massive quality gap...

    6. Electro-Shock Blues
    7. The new one (what's it called again?)

    Apparently I've missed some album releases. Must pick them up. Trinkets is hard to rank really. Very hit and miss as you'd expect, it's not really an album so unfair to put it in the list.

    I've seen them live a few times now. A couple of festival appearances (poor, not really a festival band), the Souljacker tour (fucking awesome, great set), the Shootenanny! tour (great again, with a much more straight out rock focus), the with strings tour (weird but good, the support was a short stop-motion animation film about a crocodile and some cake in Russian) and the most recent one (great performance but a massive focus on the obscure and new stuff, only played about three songs from pre-2006, which was disappointing).

    Awesome band though.
  • evild_edd 18 Feb 2011 18:17:11 2,924 posts
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    Totally missed Shootenanny off the list!?!?!? Looks like I've not loaded that to the computer - I'm outraged at myself!

    Their latest (2010 release) is Tomorrow Morning, which was far from their best. Given your top 3, I reckon you should definitely try Hombre Lobo at least....

    P.S. I've just re-looked at the tracklisting for DOTG and realised the classics on that (It's a Motherfucker - now that's a funeral tune!!! - Selective Memory, Mr E's Beautiful Blues, The Sound of Fear). Rather makes a bit of a nonsense of my list in some ways. Basically, they're all great!!!

    Why look, it's a blog:
    http://www.edwardlaven.blogspot.co.uk

  • evild_edd 12 Nov 2012 08:08:04 2,924 posts
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    (Please note: upcoming gratuitous use of caps lock and exclamation marks not only intentional but also necessary to convey my excitement)

    HOW DID THIS NEWS PASS ME BY FOR THREE WHOLE WEEKS!?!?!?!

    NEW EELS ALBUM 'BEAUTIFUL, GLORIOUS EELS' TO BE RELEASED 5TH FEB 2013!

    FIRST TRACK, 'PEACH BLOSSOM', CAN BE STREAMED ON THE WEBSITE!

    Hope that's cheered up a few Monday mornings :0)

    Why look, it's a blog:
    http://www.edwardlaven.blogspot.co.uk

  • cheeky_prawnking 16 Nov 2012 18:59:20 3,794 posts
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    Saw this on their website yesterday, didn't really get into the last album, should probably give it another try.
  • gang_of_bitches 16 Nov 2012 19:15:04 4,932 posts
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    Yay! Hope we get a tour.
  • gang_of_bitches 27 Nov 2012 11:49:38 4,932 posts
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    My prayers have been answered. Tickets available now.
  • evild_edd 27 Nov 2012 12:02:31 2,924 posts
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    @gang_of_bitches

    Nice spot!

    Your link was 404'ing though. This one should hopefully take you through to the tour dates listing:

    Eels 2013 Tour

    Never seen then live - think this may be the first time :0)

    Why look, it's a blog:
    http://www.edwardlaven.blogspot.co.uk

  • gang_of_bitches 27 Nov 2012 12:09:17 4,932 posts
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    @evild_edd

    Thanks, was transcribing from my phone. Would 100% recommend going.
  • Deleted user 27 November 2012 12:09:31
    thanks GOB. havn't seen them live either. Looking forward to new album.
  • DaM 27 Nov 2012 12:24:42 12,606 posts
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    I saw them just after 9/11, in Glasgow - the support act (Ween? Weezer) pulled out because of cowardice I think. They played a packed Barrowlands in full kilt gear, they must have been roasting.
  • evild_edd 29 Nov 2012 09:30:52 2,924 posts
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    So, anyone else reserved their tickets?

    In typical Sod's Law fashion, I'm away for the London date (literally the only thing I've got in my diary for 2013 clashed with their solitary Brixton gig). After some deliberation, I'm heading to the Rock City, Nottingham gig on the 27th. Not just my first ever Eels concert, but it will be my first visit to the well known and respected venue :0)

    Ridiculously excited. Like a five-year-old on Christmas Eve excited!

    Why look, it's a blog:
    http://www.edwardlaven.blogspot.co.uk

  • evild_edd 24 Jan 2013 13:42:21 2,924 posts
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    A few tracks from the new album now available to stream on Soundcloud. Check 'em out:

    Link!

    New Alphabet is an absolute killer track! :0)

    Edited by evild_edd at 13:44:22 24-01-2013

    Why look, it's a blog:
    http://www.edwardlaven.blogspot.co.uk

  • evild_edd 28 Mar 2013 10:58:36 2,924 posts
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    Feel like I'm keeping this thread alive single-handed now, but just one last post to say that Eels were amazing at Rock City last night. One of the best gigs I've ever been to.

    Highlights were:

    My Beloved Monster and Mr E's Beautiful Blues mashup
    "GO EELS!" tune
    The Turnaround (my favourite track from Wonderful, Glorious)
    Prizefighter
    Monkey Dancing
    That Look You Gave That Guy
    Fresh Blood (one of my least favourite Eels tunes was stunning played live)
    Three motherfucking encores!!!
    ....shit. Just everything. Every single song was a highlight.

    For any who've held back from buying the album, Wonderful, Glorious is my favourite since Hombre Lobo, and another triumph. Make sure you get the deluxe edition though, as the 4 original bonus tracks on the second disk are awesome, especially "There's Something Strange" which really deserved to be on the main disc.

    Definitely going to see them if/when they next tour the UK. Long live the Eels :D

    Why look, it's a blog:
    http://www.edwardlaven.blogspot.co.uk

  • ScoutTech 28 Mar 2013 16:15:43 2,420 posts
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    Saw them on Monday night in Brighton. Such a fun gig. YESSSSSSSS! Is our new fav saying.
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