E : what a man ! Eels : what a band !
I've become even more excited about this band and about its singer after watching a documentary (Parallel worlds, parallel lives) about the search of Mark Everett ("E") to get to know his dead father better, and to understand the psychics theory he constructed. Although his father turned out to be a famous scientist, Mark never knew this as a child and never got to know his father. What's so excellent about the documentary, is that mixes images of this search and the explanation of the theory of Hugh Everett III with songs by Mark and his band. You get to appreciate the lyrics better put against this background, I feel.
I have collected some covers by Eels, for you to enjoy :
- I could never take the place of your man (Prince cover) (mp3)
- Get UR freak on (Missy Elliott Misdemeanor cover) (mp3)
- Sweet home Alabama (Lynyrd Skynyrd cover) (mp3)
You can buy Eels albums here