History Music / Eels

8th Feb '16 4:37:58 AM Freshmeat
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Although Eels never really broke out into the mainstream ("Novocaine for the Soul" from ''Music/BeautifulFreak'' was a minor hit, but [[OneHitWonder that's about it for them chartwise]] in the United States), they do have a large and dedicated cult following. The 1998 album ''Electro-Shock Blues,'' E's effort to come to terms with the deaths of his mother and sister, is usually considered his ''MagnumOpus.'' The latest album, ''The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett,'' was released in 2014.
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Although Eels never really broke out into the mainstream ("Novocaine for the Soul" from ''Music/BeautifulFreak'' was a minor hit, but [[OneHitWonder that's about it for them chartwise]] in the United States), they do have a large and dedicated cult following. The 1998 album ''Electro-Shock Blues,'' E's effort to come to terms with the deaths of his mother and sister, is usually considered his ''MagnumOpus.'' best. The latest album, ''The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett,'' was released in 2014.
27th Dec '15 9:44:08 PM Exxolon
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->''Life is hard,\\ And so am I,\\ You'd better give me something,\\ So I don't die.'' -->"Novocaine for the Soul"
23rd Dec '14 9:26:22 AM MikeK
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** "What Is This Note?" reverses the usual trend for Eels songs: It's a fast-paced song with noisy, distorted guitars and aggressibely shouted vocals... But the lyrics are about being happily in love ("The day is new and a good one too / How can I prove my love to you? / I wanna give you everything / Me and the birds, now we're gonna sing").
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** "What Is This Note?" reverses the usual trend for Eels songs: It's a fast-paced song with noisy, distorted guitars and aggressibely aggressively shouted vocals... But the lyrics are about being happily in love ("The day is new and a good one too / How can I prove my love to you? / I wanna give you everything / Me and the birds, now we're gonna sing").
23rd Dec '14 9:26:14 AM MikeK
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** "What Is This Note?" reverses the usual trend for Eels songs: It's a fast-paced song with noisy, distorted guitars and aggressibely shouted vocals... But the lyrics are about being happily in love ("The day is new and a good one too / How can I prove my love to you? / I wanna give you everything / Me and the birds, now we're gonna sing").
18th Dec '14 5:45:34 AM Patachou
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'''Eels''' is an alternative rock group formed in UsefulNotes/{{California}} in 1995. Contains only [[IAmTheBand one constant member]], the founder Mark Oliver Everett. Other musicians have come and gone over the years, but Everett (affectionately referred to as E) writes nearly all the material. Eels have contributed to many movie soundtracks, including ''YesMan'' and the first three ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' films.
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'''Eels''' is an alternative rock group formed in UsefulNotes/{{California}} in 1995. Contains only [[IAmTheBand one constant member]], the founder Mark Oliver Everett. Other musicians have come and gone over the years, but Everett (affectionately referred to as E) writes nearly all the material. Eels have contributed to many movie soundtracks, including ''YesMan'' ''Film/YesMan'' and the first three ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' films.

Although Eels never really broke out into the mainstream ("Novocaine for the Soul" was a minor hit, but [[OneHitWonder that's about it for them chartwise]] in the United States), they do have a large and dedicated cult following. The 1998 album ''Electro-Shock Blues,'' E's effort to come to terms with the deaths of his mother and sister, is usually considered his ''magnum opus.'' The latest album, ''The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett,'' was released in 2014.
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Although Eels never really broke out into the mainstream ("Novocaine for the Soul" from ''Music/BeautifulFreak'' was a minor hit, but [[OneHitWonder that's about it for them chartwise]] in the United States), they do have a large and dedicated cult following. The 1998 album ''Electro-Shock Blues,'' E's effort to come to terms with the deaths of his mother and sister, is usually considered his ''magnum opus.''MagnumOpus.'' The latest album, ''The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett,'' was released in 2014.

* ''Beautiful Freak'' (1996)
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* ''Beautiful Freak'' ''Music/BeautifulFreak'' (1996)

* BlackComedy: Particularly the ''AmericasFunniestHomeVideos'' parody video for "Rags to Rags".
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* BlackComedy: Particularly the ''AmericasFunniestHomeVideos'' ''Series/AmericasFunniestHomeVideos'' parody video for "Rags to Rags".

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* BlackComedy: Particularly the ''AmericasFunniestHomeVideos'' parody video for "Rags NewSoundAlbum: "Daisies From The Galaxy" was a more joyful album than his previous two. "Souljacker" was loud and rocking compared to Rags".his earlier output.
1st Nov '14 7:43:01 AM FromtheWordsofBR
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'''Eels'' is an alternative rock group formed in UsefulNotes/{{California}} in 1995. Contains only [[IAmTheBand one constant member]], the founder Mark Oliver Everett. Other musicians have come and gone over the years, but Everett (affectionately referred to as E) writes nearly all the material. Eels have contributed to many movie soundtracks, including ''YesMan'' and the first three ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' films.
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'''Eels'' '''Eels''' is an alternative rock group formed in UsefulNotes/{{California}} in 1995. Contains only [[IAmTheBand one constant member]], the founder Mark Oliver Everett. Other musicians have come and gone over the years, but Everett (affectionately referred to as E) writes nearly all the material. Eels have contributed to many movie soundtracks, including ''YesMan'' and the first three ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' films.
1st Nov '14 7:42:50 AM FromtheWordsofBR
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An alternative rock group formed in UsefulNotes/{{California}} in 1995. Contains only [[IAmTheBand one constant member]], the founder Mark Oliver Everett. Other musicians have come and gone over the years, but Everett (affectionately referred to as E) writes nearly all the material. Eels have contributed to many movie soundtracks, including ''YesMan'' and the first three ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' films.
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An '''Eels'' is an alternative rock group formed in UsefulNotes/{{California}} in 1995. Contains only [[IAmTheBand one constant member]], the founder Mark Oliver Everett. Other musicians have come and gone over the years, but Everett (affectionately referred to as E) writes nearly all the material. Eels have contributed to many movie soundtracks, including ''YesMan'' and the first three ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' films.
2nd Sep '14 8:31:30 PM BrainSewage
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Although Eels never really broke out into the mainstream ("Novocaine for the Soul" was a minor hit, but [[OneHitWonder that's about it for them chartwise]] in the United States), they do have a large and dedicated cult following. The 1998 album ''Electro-Shock Blues,'' E's effort to come to terms with the deaths of his mother and sister, is usually considered his ''magnum opus.'' The latest album, ''Wonderful, Glorious,'' was released in February 2013.
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Although Eels never really broke out into the mainstream ("Novocaine for the Soul" was a minor hit, but [[OneHitWonder that's about it for them chartwise]] in the United States), they do have a large and dedicated cult following. The 1998 album ''Electro-Shock Blues,'' E's effort to come to terms with the deaths of his mother and sister, is usually considered his ''magnum opus.'' The latest album, ''Wonderful, Glorious,'' ''The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett,'' was released in February 2013. 2014.

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* ''The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett'' (2014)
14th Jul '14 11:18:10 AM MikeK
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moving some stuff to trivia.
* {{Alllowercaseletters}}: The artwork to ''Beautiful Freak'' and ''Electo-shock Blues'' stylized the band name this way. Every album after that had an all capital logo instead.

* BlackSheepHit: Mr E's Beautiful Blues only appears on ''Daisies of the Galaxy'' because it was popular, E only agreed to add it if it was placed last and there was a gap to distinguish it from the rest of the album as he didn't think it really fitted in.

* CreatorBreakdown: Which has, ironically, led E to produce some of his best work.

* EnforcedMethodActing[=/=]ThrowItIn: During a live performance of "Mr. E's Beautiful Blues," E got a bit too close to The Chet's girlfriend, who was onstage with them. The Chet responded with a Southern cock-rock guitar solo, which E has described as "some of The Chet's finest work." This can be heard on the ''Useless Trinkets'' collection.

* OneHitWonder: Their one major single in America was "Novocaine for the Soul". It made it to #1 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks (now Alternative Songs) chart, and managed to scrape the bottom of the pop airplay charts. Since then, they haven't really troubled ''any'' singles charts there again. Even on the Modern Rock chart, they only managed one more chart appearance when "Last Stop: This Town" charted at #40 for a week[[note]]Although before the Eels formed, "Hello Cruel World" from E's solo album ''A Man Called E'' made it to #8 on the Modern Rock Chart in 1992[[/note]]. ** In the UK, its a different story: the band have six Top 40 hits, two of them making the top ten ("Susan's House" and "Novocaine for the Soul").
21st Feb '14 3:13:12 PM PosidonEnergy
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[[IThoughtItMeant Not to be confused with]] the ones hiding in your [[MyHovercraftIsFullOfEels hovercraft.]]
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