eels FAQ addendum
Very Frequently Asked Questions (a FAQ addendum)
Where's the real FAQ?
A FAQ is at
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I was wondering if anyone can tell me what the extra songs are on the import version of Daisies?
``Mr E's Beautiful Blues'' (regular bonus track) and ``Birdgirl on a
Cellphone,'' which is available on various configurations of the ``Mr E's
Beautiful Blues'' single.
Where can I get this version of that song?
See links below, but try http://www.tazer.co.uk/
first. (Note: As with most online things today, the host of these
songs may be unavailable. But there are always new way to find
songs. Ask the list if you need a song, but can't find it.)
Why aren't the eels playing in my town when I want to see them
and/or playing a club I'm old enough to see?
To quote another musician (who will remain anonymous), ``I would love
to play all ages shows every single time but I play where I can get
work ultimately and where the promoters will book all ages shows, we'll
play them.'' (Of course, if they aren't playing in your town when
you're there, that's just an unhappy coincidence. Either that or you
travel too much.)
The original Spunky was on a private server, but was disbanded after its
maintainer decided to spend less time on eels-related matters. Now we use
Spunky2. (Also, YahooGroups has a ``Spunky'' already.)
Are E's solo albums in print?
Yes. They're available at CDNOW and
similar retailers. They also show up in used record stores, and people
occasionally sell them on eBay and on the mailing list. Try searching for
"a man called e" or "broken toy shop".
Who are all the people dying on electro-shock blues?
E's sister - whom E was very close to and who had a history of mental
problems - committed suicide a while before E started work on ESB.
His mother was diagnosed with cancer around the same time, and died
shortly after the release of ESB. Most songs on the album (not
just the title song) mention them, and many are from their points of view.
How old is E?
Well, according to Oor Popencyclopedie 1999 , he was born in 1966,
though many (including E himself) have claimed him to be a couple of
years older, perhaps born in 1963. However, every time someone comes
the ``definitive'' answer to how old he is, someone else comes up with
a just-as-plausable alternative. So I guess the real answer is that E
likes to confuse us. But his birthday is in early April. (Exact
date is, again, up for debate.)
When was the Westwood One promo concert recorded?
Well, it was broadcast on January 27, 1997 (from
www.welcome.to/the-eels-project, a French eels site, among others).
No one can seem to find a recording date, though.
What's all this repeated crap on Spunky2?
Some people choose to include the entirety of Spunky2 mail (with
advertisements and list information) in their response. Yes, it is
annoying. Because of that - and since some
Spunky2 members have e-mail accounts with limited space - please only
include the relevant part if you want to include a
The "dark, scary" album that was recorded with Daisies, wasn't that
Daisies Of The Galaxy and "the dark album" were recorded in 1999,
while ESB was released in 1998, so they couldn't possibly be recorded at the
same time. "The dark album" hasn't yet been released. Part of it may
have evolved into the upcoming Souljacker disc.
I get too many mails! Please unsubscribe me!
Sending unsubscribe messages to the list is useless. Only you may
unsubscribe yourself. There are two way of doing so:
Note that you DON'T HAVE TO get all these mails. You can also be
subscribed getting one mail a day (or every 25 messages, whichever
occurs first) with every message that was sent the last 24
hours ("Daily Digest"). Alternatively, you may read the messages at
your leisure on the web ("No mail / Web
that case you still have access to the Spunky2 mainpage and you can
read the messages there. All this can be set at
Did you know that the Radiohead....
Many people on Spunky2 are very interested in the Radiohead (or
Smashing Pumpkins, or other megabands)
but an equal number are sick of them, since every once in a while they
seem to dominate Spunky2 in threads that seem never to end. (That is,
until someone says they're sick of the band and dozens of people
respond to agree, then more respond to say ``enough already!'') Do
not contribute to the delinquency of Spunky2! Keep your
megaband-related posts brief, if you must have any.
Many of us are interested in hearing about new
and obscure music, but neither of these bands is new or obscure.
I never see eels videos on MTV....
Well, there are some musicvideos.com and vidnet.com, but there's also
an ftp server at sssbox.mine.nu - but ask for username and password on
Spunky2, because it can only take three people at a time. There are
also European singles with videos included, and Dreamworks has a site
with streaming videos from the from the first album. More at
the eels site.
Did you know that E lives in Beck's old house in L.A.?
Yes, we know that E lives in Beck's old house in L.A.
Please tell me more!!!
Well, the Internet has much more to say than I do. All links good as
of April 9, 2004, and most web sites are chock full of good
stuff. See also the eels webring.