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Although Eels tend to be marketed like a full-fledged band, singer/songwriter E (actual name: Mark Oliver Everett) is in charge of the group’s sound and direction. Given birth to in Virginia on Apr 9, 1963, Everett became thinking about rock and roll music young via his sister’s record collection, and started playing drums at age six, in addition to tinkering on his family’s piano. Because the years advanced, Everett discovered himself leading a stressed teenage life, that was further challenging by his father’s loss of life. Nevertheless, the turmoil resulted in an even more powerful desire for music, as he trained himself how exactly to play his sister’s acoustic guitar and began composing his own initial compositions. (Tragedy would later on type the catalyst for Eels’ magnum opus, Electro-Shock Blues.) Because of the fact that many of his close friends were also called Mark, it had been around this period that Everett started heading by his initials — and finally, solely with the notice E. By his early twenties, E was documenting demo material on the utilized four-track cassette recorder, and finally made a decision to pursue his rock and roll & move dreams by relocating to LA. Because of his prolific songwriting, the grade of his tunes normally begun to improve, which resulted in a documenting contract like a single designer for Polydor Information. This was accompanied by a set of underappreciated produces, 1992’s A GUY Known as (E) (that was supported having a tour starting for Tori Amos) and 1993’s Broken Plaything Store, before E remaining the label and created Eels alongside bassist Tommy Walter and drummer Butch Norton. The trio inked a cope with the then-newly created Dreamworks label, which released Eels’ debut, 1996’s Gorgeous Freak. The recording spawned a big MTV/alternate radio strike with “Novocaine for the Spirit”; its promo clip received three MTV Video Music Award nominations the next year, as well as the group’s reputation rose in Britain (producing a Brit Award, that was presented towards the group by goof metallists Vertebral Touch). What must have been a period of great guarantee for E ended up being among tragedy, as both singer’s sister and mom passed on in quick succession. This is compounded by Walter’s departure through the group. The dark disposition resonated in Eels’ sophomore work, Electro-Shock Blues, which became more powerful than its forerunner, yet didn’t fuel much industrial success. With brand-new bassist Adam Siegal in tow, the group toured behind the album’s discharge before time for the studio instantly afterward to focus on a third record. Issued in 2000, Daisies from the Galaxy provided a somewhat brighter view and highlighted a visitor appearance from R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck, who also helped co-pen a monitor. Regardless of the album’s industrial failure, E come up with the Eels Orchestra and released a global tour to get its discharge. The six-piece music group highlighted saxophone, trombone, trumpet, banjo, electric guitar, violin, upright bass, piano, melodica, clarinet, and timpani; to create it function on-stage, each bandmember was necessary to play 3 to 4 different instruments every night. Following a live documenting from the 2000 Eels Orchestra tour, Oh Just what a Beautiful Morning hours, was released via the group’s standard website, E started finding your way through Eels’ fourth studio room launch. Rather than penning the complete recording by himself (as he’d finished with the group’s earlier function), E considered John Parish for help. Both created Souljacker, that was released throughout a lot of the globe in Sept 2001 and strike American shores early the next year (within the U.S., the very first edition from the Compact disc also contained an added bonus four-track disk). The ensuing tour noticed E and Norton became a member of by multi-instrumentalist Parish, in addition to new bassist/synthesizer participant Koool G Murder. A live disk, Electro-Shock Blues Display, followed immediately after to market the tour. Springtime 2003 started a flurry of Eels/E-related produces, you start with MC Honky and his SpinART discharge I Am the Messiah. As the guy behind Messiah’s splattering mixture of hip-hop beats, dance grooves, and kitschy examples was bit more than E in DJ move, the record was nevertheless a satisfying cut of summertime fun. E’s rating for the indie film Levity found its way to Apr, and June noticed the discharge of Eels’ 5th studio recording, Shootenanny! Its follow-up, 2005’s Blinking Lamps along with other Revelations, was an ambitious dual recording including 33 tunes. Eels’ With Strings: Live at City Hall album, documented June 30, 2005, recorded their NY City Hall performance throughout their 2005 tour of the same name, and another With Strings: Live at City Hall release was simultaneously released in Feb 2006 having a concert Dvd and blu-ray. In 2008, Eels released two Compact disc/Dvd and blu-ray sets, the very first a best-of bundle and the next a assortment of chances & sods. The band’s music also comprised the majority of the soundtrack for Yes Guy, a comedy offering Jim Carrey. E after that returned towards the sketching board and surfaced with Hombre Lobo, an idea record about desire that found its way to mid-2009, accompanied by the MySpace Transmissions Program 2009 live EP. The lo-fi End Moments, which revolved throughout the central theme of damaged love, found its way to 2010, but was implemented in August by Tomorrow Morning hours, a more refined record of upbeat optimism that relied intensely on analog consumer electronics to operate a vehicle its music. Eels’ tenth record — the eccentric, hard rock-focused Great, Glorious — appeared early in 2013. The stripped-down, acoustic, and gently orchestrated The Cautionary Stories of Tag Oliver Everett adopted it approximately a year later on in 2014. On June 30 the music group performed at London’s Royal Albert Hall. The display was filmed and documented, after that released as an audio and video disk package within the springtime of 2015.

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Full Name Eels
Music Songs I Need Some Sleep, Novocaine for the Soul, Fresh Blood, Mr. E's Beautiful Blues, My Beloved Monster, That Look You Give That Guy, Last Stop: This Town, Saturday Morning, Flyswatter, Hey Man, Susan's House, I Like Birds, Fresh Feeling, Souljacker, Part I, Cancer for the Cure, I Like the Way This Is Going, Love of the Loveless, Your Lucky Day in Hell, Trouble With Dreams, New Alphabet, Peach Blossom, It's a Motherfucker, Climbing to the Moon, Losing Streak, Dog Faced Boy, Spectacular Girl, I'm Going to Stop Pretending That I Didn't Break Your Heart, Bus Stop Boxer, Mistakes of My Youth, Manchild, In My Younger Days, Elizabeth on the Bathroom Floor
Albums Beautiful Freak, Electro-Shock Blues, Daisies of the Galaxy, Hombre Lobo, Blinking Lights and Other Revelations, Souljacker, The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett, Shootenanny!, Tomorrow Morning, Wonderful, Glorious, End Times, Royal Albert Hall, Electro-Shock Blues Show, Oh What a Beautiful Morning, Yes Man (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), Meet the Eels: Essential Eels, Vol. 1 (1996–2006), Useless Trinkets: B-Sides, Soundtracks, Rarities and Unreleased 1996–2006, The Myspace Transmissions Session 2009, Eels With Strings: Live at Town Hall, Sixteen Tons (Ten Songs), B-Sides & Rarities 1996–2003, Eels (International Version)


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mean Creek 2004 performer: "Mental", "Novocaine for the Soul" - as Eels
Along Came Polly 2004 performer: "MR E'S BEAUTIFUL BLUES"
Herr Lehmann 2003 performer: "Novocaine for the Soul", "The Sound of Fear"
Holes 2003 performer: "Eyes Down", "Mighty Fine Blues" - as eels
Six Feet Under 2002-2003 TV Series 2 episodes
Scorched 2003/I performer: "Fresh Feeling"
Monkey Dust TV Series 1 episode performer - 1 episode
A Guy Thing 2003 performer: "Mr. E's Beautiful Blues", "Jungle Telegraph" - as EELS
Levity 2003 performer: "Skywriting", "Taking a Bath in Rust" - as Eels
The Anniversary Party 2001 performer: "Flyswatter", "It's A Motherf#[email protected]" - as Eels
Shrek 2001 performer: "My Beloved Monster" 1996
Jump Tomorrow 2001 performer: "Ant Farm", "Mr. E's Beautiful Blues"
Roswell 2000 TV Series performer - 1 episode
How the Grinch Stole Christmas 2000 performer: "Christmas Is Going To The Dogs"
Chain of Fools 2000 performer: "Flyswatter"
Road Trip 2000 performer: "Mr. E's Beautiful Blues" - as eels
American Beauty 1999 performer: "Cancer For The Cure"
Later... With Jools Holland 1998 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Dead Man on Campus 1998 performer: "Your Lucky Day In Hell" - as Eels
Scream 2 1997 performer: "Your Lucky Day in Hell" - as Eels
The Maker 1997 performer: "YOUR LUCKY DAY IN HELL" - as Eels
Welcome to Woop Woop 1997 performer: "Dog's Life"
The End of Violence 1997 performer: "Bad News"
Grosse Pointe Blank 1997 performer: "Your Lucky Day in Hell"
Homicide: Life on the Street 1996 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Dream for an Insomniac 1996 performer: "Novocaine For The Soul"
The Blacklist 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Fear the Walking Dead 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Sneaky Pete 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
My Mad Fat Diary 2013-2015 TV Series performer - 5 episodes
The Ataxian 2015 Documentary performer: "Electro Shock Blues"
The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst 2015 TV Mini-Series documentary performer: "Fresh Blood" - as Eels
Der Lehrer 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Dumb and Dumber To 2014 performer: "Mistakes of My Youth" - as Eels
Frauenherzen 2014 TV Movie performer: "Mr. E's Beautiful Blues" - as Eels, uncredited
Delivery Man 2013 performer: "Wonderful, Glorious" - as EELS
Enough Said 2013 performer: "I Like the Way This Is Going"
Horns 2013 performer: "That Look You Gave that Guy"
Elementary 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Mein, Lover, sein Vater und ich 2013 TV Movie performer: "I Need Some Sleep" - uncredited
The Pelayos 2012 performer: "Beginner's Luck" - as Eels
The Big Year 2011 performer: "I Like Birds" - as Eels
Music Nuggets 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Late Show with David Letterman 2005-2011 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Shameless 2011 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Misfits 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
¿Qué fue de Jorge Sanz? 2010 TV Series performer - 3 episodes
Grey's Anatomy 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Neue Vahr Süd 2010 TV Movie performer: "I Like Birds"
Les petits mouchoirs 2010 performer: "That Look You Give That Guy"
True Blood TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
Going the Distance 2010 performer: "Prizefighter" - as Eels
The Switch 2010/I performer: "All the Beautiful Things", "Numbered Days" - as Eels
SGU Stargate Universe 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Happy Town 2010 TV Series 1 episode
Matrimoni e altri disastri 2010 performer: "I Like Byrds"
Parenthood 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Company Men 2010 performer: "On My Feet", "Nowadays" - as Eels
One Tree Hill 2005-2009 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Love Happens 2009 performer: "Fresh Feeling" - as Eels
Bustin' Down the Door 2009 Documentary performer: "Blinking Lights For Me"
Numb3rs 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Being Human 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
United States of Tara 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Yes Man 2008 performer: "To Lick Your Boots", "Bus Stop Boxer", "Your Lucky Day In Hell", "Eyes Down", "The Sound Of Fear", "Blinking Lights For You", "Theme From Blinking Lights", "Wooden Nickels", "The Good Old Days", "Animal", "Flyswatter", "Somebody Loves You", "Man Up" - as EELS
Hellboy II: The Golden Army 2008 performer: "Beautiful Freak" - as Eels
Cure for Love 2008 Documentary performer: "Beautiful Freak"
What Happens in Vegas 2008 performer: "Hey Man Now You're Really Living" - as Eels
Henry Poole Is Here 2008 performer: "Love of the Loveless" - as Eels
Shrek the Halls 2007 TV Short "The Stars Shine in the Sky Tonight", uncredited
Chuck 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Shrek the Third 2007 performer: "Royal Pain", "Losing Streak" - as eels
Charlie Bartlett 2007 performer: "Mr. E's Beautiful Blues", "Hey Man Now You're Really Living" - as Eels
The Condemned 2007 performer: "Souljacker Part 1" - as Eels
Unaccompanied Minors 2006 performer: "Everything's Gonna Be Cool This Christmas Electric Version" - as Eels
Big Nothing 2006 performer: "Blinking Lights For Me", "Love Of The Loveless" - as Eels
I'll Believe You 2006 performer: "I Write the B-Sides"
Griffin & Phoenix 2006 performer: "Hey Man Now You're Really Living" - as Eels
The Lake House 2006 performer: "Ant Farm" 1998 - as Eels
Just My Luck 2006 performer: "Hey Man Now You're Really Living"
Wordplay 2006 Documentary performer: "Saturday Morning"
Scrubs 2002-2006 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Failure to Launch 2006 performer: "Fresh Feeling"
Tough Enough 2006 performer: "Blinking Lights for Me"
The Work of Director Mark Romanek 2005 Video documentary performer: "Novocaine for the Soul"
The Big White 2005 performer: "Last Stop: This Town", "Trouble With Dreams", "I Want To Protect You" - as Eels
Kicking & Screaming 2005 performer: "SATURDAY MORNING"
Shrek 2 2004 performer: "I Need Some Sleep" 2004 - as eels
The O.C. 2004 TV Series performer - 2 episodes

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1996 TV Series

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Late Show with David Letterman 2005-2011 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest
Glastonbury 2011 2011 TV Series Themselves
Later... With Jools Holland 1998-2005 TV Series Themselves
Total Request Live 2005 TV Series
Last Call with Carson Daly 2002 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest
Top of the Pops 2000 TV Series Themselves
Lola da musica 1997 TV Series Himself
Sen kväll med Luuk 1996 TV Series Musical Guest

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Archive Footage

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Music Nuggets 2011 TV Series Themselves

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