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Eels

Formed: 1995 in Los Angeles, CA
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Group Members: E, Lisa Germano, Joe Gore, Alan Hunter, John Parish, Adam Siegel, Tommy Walter, Butch Norton, Shon Sullivan, Mark Oliver Everett
Biography: Although Eels are often marketed as a full-fledged band, singer/songwriter E (real name: Mark Oliver Everett) is responsible for the group's sound and direction. Born in Virginia on April 9, 1963, Everett became interested in rock music at an early age via his sister's record collection, and began playing ...Read full biography
Beautiful Freak [Explicit Version]
Released: 1996
Label: DreamWorks SKG
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Eccentric and quirky are the best ways to describe the Eels' debut effort, Beautiful Freak. Concise pop tunes form the backbone of the album, yet tinges of despair and downright meanness surface just when ...Read full review
Electro-Shock Blues
Released: 1998
Label: DreamWorks
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The Eels' second release, Electro-Shock Blues, is a much darker album than their underrated debut, 1996's Beautiful Freak, but just as rewarding. Singer/guitarist/songwriter E experienced many upheavals ...Read full review