In praise of Eels

Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by purves grundy, Jun 3, 2005.

  1. purves grundy

    purves grundy ambient clown remix

    Fuckin 'ell, they (well, he) make top fuckin albums and great songs for recluses. Not a great fan of the studenty-indie 'Beautiful Freak' debut, but the pared-down melancholy of 'Electro-Shock Blues', the uplifting and gloriously tuneful 'Daisies of the Galaxy', the meaty hard bastard 'Souljacker', the songwriting genius of 'Shootenanny'...ahhh, just fuckin great. And now 'Blinking Lights and Other Revelations'. Haven't heard it yet, should get hold of it in a couple of weeks, but I'll bet it's top stuff - enlighten me.

    Eels :)
  2. rorymac

    rorymac Well-Known Member

    They're toilet obviously for god sake purvy .. pull yourself together .. you're better than this .. look in that fucking mirror .. say it loud .. stop looking in the mirror .. I have love to give .. please gals .. fuck sake eh ??? xxx .. top quality fucking love from a lonely boy who fucking cares about humanity .. has rediscovered physical love .. odd fucking socks all over the shop .. prewash .. foreplay .. fuck off Dennis Bergkamp .. you should have joined Spurs and you know it .. leave it at that Mr Sensitive xxx
  3. purves grundy

    purves grundy ambient clown remix

    I'll bet you've never listened to them properly. Come over to mine for a sauna and I'll stick some on :cool:
  4. rorymac

    rorymac Well-Known Member

    I've been to Hultsfred .. wronguns :mad:
    I'm sorry Sweden :(
  5. Wolfie

    Wolfie Well-Known Member

    bloody brilliant they are - Daisies of the Galaxy is one of my all time favourite albums ever.

    Rory wrong as usual - no suprise there then.
  6. tastebud

    tastebud Well-Known Member

    yeah they are really good, actually. i've liked them for a while though. i'm strangely attracted to the singer, as well.

    rory is never wrong. it's just a case of reading between the lines. :)
  7. souljacker

    souljacker Esquire

    Yep! Damn right!
  8. stavros

    stavros Well-Known Member

    I also love his stuff, especially "Daisies....". It's perhaps not the usual stavros-type stuff either, which I guess is testamount to how good it is. He should be a lot bigger and I'm suprised Shrek didn't make him so. I will buy more Eels stuff, he's on my ever-growing to-buy list.
  9. soluble duck

    soluble duck kappa antagonist

    I have the new album, and its very good. Alot like electro shock blues but perhaps more uplifting, and not so quirky, all good though.

    So annoyed im not seeing 'em live, they are playing soon (in london), and i missed them last time as well
  10. BadlyDrawnGirl

    BadlyDrawnGirl Piano Tuna

    'Susan's House' was the best thing that Beck never wrote. And 'It's A Motherfucker' was class. :cool:
  11. maya

    maya timewasting fool (in every universe)

    :D :D
    deux points, rory!
    keep up the good work, ye ol' turnip :cool:
    (sorry, this post probably didn't make any sense if you didn't know that Sweden is our arch nemesis numero uno)
  12. Soreenkid

    Soreenkid Banned Banned

    Firk loves the Eels and has done since he was a wee school boy into heavy petting and sunday league
  13. Orangesanlemons

    Orangesanlemons Inamorati Anonymous

    I love Eels, but for some reason 'Susan's House' is the one song I can't abide. It's a real plodder, the lyric is banal, and to cap it all it rips off the theme to Hill St. Blues.
    But the rest is :cool:

    I was just listening to 'Electro Shock Blues', and if there's an eerier opening track to an album than 'Elizabeth On the Bathroom Floor' i'll eat my hat.

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