I becamefascinated with eels as a child when I was out fishing for trout and bass andcaught them by accident using worms as bait.They were muscular and slimy and impossible to hold and verystrange. I didn’t know what to make ofthem—were they snakes or fish or what? (They are indeed fish.) In my earlyteens I met an old game warden named Joe Haines—he caught me fishing illegallyin a local reservoir—and he became a kind of outdoor mentor. Joe caught eels not by mistake butintentionally, with rod and line, in traps, and by spearing them in the summerand winter. Joe, like his Italian motherand German father liked to eat eels so there were times I spent watching Joeclean and eat them, and ate quite a few myself.I believe it was Joe who first told me that the eels that lived in thepond and stream and estuaries near my home in Easton, CT were born thousands ofmiles away in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.I couldn’t wrap my head around the idea that the fish I caught near myhouse had made such a long journey—that they hatched as an egg in the darknessof a deep open sea.
Meet the Eels is, arguably, the way a 'hits' compilation should be presented, to fans as well as the merely curious. It's loaded to the gills with 24 cuts that include the unreleased 'Get Ur Freak On.'
No other fishtraverses such diverse habitats in their lives as eels do. They are remarkable creatures. My fascination with eels only grew, and overthe years I have generated a lot of material about eels. I have made art with eels, I have cooked andeaten eels, I have traveled to remote parts of the world to learn abouttraditional uses of eels and record legends and stories about eels, I havewritten two books about eels, many articles, and made a documentary for PBSabout eels. Below I will provide linksto some of these eely creations if you care to look further. And hopefully some of this material will helpsend you on your own journeys, both physical and of the mind. Spending time with eels and people who havedevoted their lives to observing and studying them, changed my world view.to the book that I wrote about Joe Haines (Joe and Me) the old game warden,some eel stuff in there.that I spent twelve years working on about freshwater eels(Eels: An Exploration from New Zealand to the Sargasso of the World’s MostMysterious Fish).
It covers regions ofthe world as various as New Zealand, Micronesia, Japan, New York, Maine,Connecticut and Canada.to a children’s picture book I wrote and illustrated in which one of thecreatures is an eel!
.MembersThe Chet (Jeff Lyster)Koool G Murder (Kelly Logsdon)P-Boo (Mike Sawitzke)Knuckles (Derek Brown)Big/Krazy/Tiny/Honest/Upright/Royal Al (Allen Hunter)Eels (often typeset as eels or EELS) is an American band, formed in California in 1995 by singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, known by the E. Band members have changed across the years, both in the studio and on stage, making Everett the only official member for most of the band's work.
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Eels' music is often filled with themes about family, death, and lost love. Since 1996, Eels has released twelve studio albums, seven of which charted in the Billboard 200.
Contents.History E solo records In 1991, Everett signed a contract with and released under the name E a year later. The single 'Hello Cruel World' was a minor success. Touring to support the album, E opened for. A Man Called E was followed by in 1993.
This year also marked the beginning of E's collaboration with drummer. After Broken Toy Shop, E was released from his record deal with Polydor. E himself has recovered two of the songs ('The Only Thing I Care About' and 'Manchester Girl') from for his own live shows with the Eels. Beautiful Freak Eels were officially founded when Butch and E met. The name 'Eels' was chosen so that the band's records would be close to E's solo records in an alphabetical ordering, although it was too late once they realized that numerous and releases were in between. Eels became one of the first groups to sign a record deal with, followed by.In 1996, the band released their debut album, a melancholy pop record with tormented lyrics. The singles ', ' and ' achieved modest national and international success, winning the Best International Breakthrough Act award at the.
In 1996 and 1997, Eels toured extensively to support the album, building their name as a live act in the United States and Europe. In September 1997, Walter quit the band.
Released in May 2001, the Shrek animated motion picture soundtrack included the song 'My Beloved Monster'.Electro-Shock Blues Following the success of Beautiful Freak, E experienced a difficult time in his personal life. His sister committed suicide, and his mother was diagnosed with cancer. These events inspired him to write, which focuses on his family, which he had never written about previously.
'Electro-Shock Blues' was released in 1998. The album deals with many difficult subjects including suicide, death and cancer.
The tragedy of Everett's father's death became prominent once more in the context of his mother's pending death and his sister's suicide, and as a result the song 'Baby Genius' is written for his father. Contributions to the album were made by, Jim Jacobsen, Michael Simpson, and.The single ' saw minor success; ', the second single from the album, was used on the soundtrack.Still a three-piece band on stage, Tommy Walter was replaced.
Part of the American leg of the tour was cancelled after the death of E's mother. They returned to tour Europe later in the year, to open for.
Daisies of the Galaxy In 2000, Eels released. The album, which was recorded almost entirely in E's basement, is lighter and more upbeat than its predecessor. Everett noted, 'if Electro-Shock Blues was the phone call in the middle of the night that the world doesn't want to answer, then Daisies of the Galaxy is the hotel wake-up call that says your lovely breakfast is ready'. He was joined in the studio by Michael Simpson (Dust Brothers), , and.The first single, ', was co-written by Simpson.
The song was not intended to be on the album, but the record company insisted on its inclusion. Therefore, it is not featured on the track listing but is instead listed as a bonus track, separated from the rest of the album by 20 seconds of silence.To promote Daisies of the Galaxy another tour took place across the United States and Europe, as well as their first visit to Australia. This time Eels were transformed into a 6-piece orchestra, including and Probyn Gregory. E also played some solo shows, opening for.Souljacker and Shootenanny! In 2001, was released, an album with a heavier feel and more rock-oriented sound than Daisies of the Galaxy. , previously of 's band, co-wrote most of the songs and played guitar on the album and first part of the tour.
After Parish became a father, he was replaced with for the American leg of the Bus Driving, Band Rocking Tour. Koool G Murder played bass and keyboards and joined Eels on tour.2003 marked the release of the album.
E now refers to the album as a break from recording the following Blinking Lights album. It was recorded live in the studio in only ten days. 'Saturday Morning' was released as a single.Butch was replaced on drums by Puddin'. In 2003, Eels did another big tour, the Tour of Duty. The live band consisted of E, (guitar), Koool G Murder (bass) and Puddin (drums). Later that year, E composed the score for the film.Blinking Lights and Other Revelations and Eels with Strings.
Eels in 2006, back as a rock combo after a string quartet tourEels' next album, was released on April 26, 2005; it was the band's first release for new label. It is a 33-track double album. Contributions were made by, , Jim Jacobsen, and Butch.The first tour in support of the Blinking Lights album, billed as Eels with Strings, featured primarily acoustic guitar-, - and piano-based performances by E backed by Allen 'Big Al' Hunter on piano and; Jeffrey Lyster (also known as Chet Atkins III or 'The Chet') on guitar, and drums; and the string quartet of Paloma Udovic and Julie Carpenter, Heather Lockie. The tour resulted in a live album, recorded in New York City. The performance includes tracks from all of their albums, and was released on CD and DVD on February 21, 2006. Meet the Eels: Essential Eels Vol. I and Useless Trinkets In early 2008 Eels released their first 'greatest hits' compilation as well as a compilation of, rarities, soundtrack singles and unreleased tracks.
Spans the first decade of the Eels with singles from all their albums. Attached is a DVD featuring music videos and one live performance video. Contains 50 B-sides and rarities and a DVD of their Lollapalooza 2006 performances. To promote those releases the band went on world tour ('An Evening with Eels'). This time only The Chet joined E on stage, both playing a broad cross-section from the Eels repertoire on a variety of instruments. The concerts also featured The Chet reading excerpts from E's autobiography,. On this tour, the band released a live CD/DVD package of Eels' 2006 performance at the – ), documenting a show from the second tour in support of Blinking Lights and Other Revelations.
The soundtrack of the 2008 Jim Carrey comedy film features nine songs by the Eels, including 'Man Up', a brand new song. Concept album trilogy: Hombre Lobo, End Times, and Tomorrow Morning.
Eels in 2011, the seventh Eels studio album, was released on June 2, 2009. The album comprises twelve new songs. 'Hombre Lobo' is Spanish for 'wolf man' or 'werewolf' and may be a reference to E's unusually long beard which he originally grew when writing the song 'Dog Faced Boy'. On March 31, 2009, the band made the track ' available on, explaining that the song would be the lead single for the album. A -directed music video was released on April 29, 2009 as well. The album was released as a single-disc CD and a deluxe edition with a DVD.
In September 2009, Eels released a music video for 'That Look You Give That Guy' featuring Bobby Jr., E and 'Top Chef' host,.While promoting this album, Eels released the live EP on October 14, 2009.On October 14, 2009, the band's website announced that a new Eels album entitled would be released on January 19, 2010. It was largely recorded on a four-track recorder and is based on the themes of broken love.
Three album tracks—'Little Bird', 'In My Younger Days', and '—were made available as music videos or promotional downloads prior to the release of the album. Once again, Butch contributed drums to '. On January 19, 2010, End Times was released.
Mark Oliver Everett made no comment on touring and there was no tour scheduled to begin.A second album was announced on May 20, 2010— was described as 'final installment of a trilogy that began with Hombre Lobo and End Times.' The three albums respectively explore themes of desire, loss, and redemption. A world tour, the first since 2007's An Evening With Eels tour, was announced at the same time.
This tour once again featured the Chet on various instruments, alongside Koool G Murder on bass, trilogy drummer Knuckles on drums and a new member, P-Boo, on guitar. Wonderful, Glorious and The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett. Greg Prato. Retrieved 2017-01-15. Retrieved 2015-06-23. Everett, Mark Oliver:, Page 110, Picador 2009.
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