The Eels are at the Ogden tonight at 8pm! Everett's biography, Things the Grandchildren Should Know, chronicles his life from the delights of songwriting to the tragedies that have also touched his life.
Frontman Mark Oliver Everett, also known as E, is the son of Hugh Everett III, originator of the many-worlds interpretation of quantum theory. In the BBC documentary, Parallel Worlds, Parallel Lives, Everett travels America trying to understand his distant and brilliant father who passed away in 1982.
The music of the Eels vascillates between melancholy and joy, which is one of the primary reasons I love it so.
- Tomorrow Morning (2010)
- End Times (2010)
- Hombre Lobo: 12 Songs of Desire (2009)
- Useless Trinkets B-sides, Soundtracks, Rarities and Unreleased: 1996-2006 (2008)
- Blinking Lights and Other Revelations (2005)
- Shootenanny! (2003)
- Souljacker (2002)
- Daisies of the Galaxy (2000)
- Electro-Shock Blues (1998)
- Beautiful Freak (1996)
I am going to this show! Can't wait to see them!
I love Eels - wish I were going. Just listened to "The Good Old Days" this morning. That song is the definition of melancholy and joy.
I am utterly unfamiliar with the Eels. Which album do you recommend I start with?
What a great question! I experienced them chronologically. Beautiful Freak and Last Stop This Town were their first radio hits.You might be surprised that you know a few of their songs because they are frequently used in film soundtracks. My Beloved Monster was used in Shrek.
I think their 3rd album, Daisies of the Galaxy, would be a great introduction. There are explicit lyrics, so that may be a turn-off for some, but I dare anyone not to sing along to I Like Birds!