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B16 said in Giugno 18th, 2010 at 12:47
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Generale Lee said in Giugno 18th, 2010 at 14:33



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buzz said in Giugno 18th, 2010 at 18:02

missimissimi eh eh eh


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vegz said in Agosto 15th, 2010 at 11:52

ciao, sai per caso con che tipo di formazione suoneraà mr E a milano? da solo o con la band? ciao


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B16 said in Agosto 15th, 2010 at 13:51

Credo con band…questa la recensione dal Galaxy Theatre di una decina di giorni fa’…

As Eels returned to the stage for its first encore Tuesday at the Galaxy Theatre, frontman Mark Oliver Everett (above, from a 2006 performance in Switzerland) spoke to the crowd about the special nature of the night.

“We like coming down here to test things out,” said the man called E of the reason why several times now, dating back to at least the release of Souljacker (2001) and Shootennany! (2003), he has launched new Eels tours with a warm-up show at the Santa Ana venue. “And we feel pretty good about our testing, so thank you!”

E and this current lineup of Eels should feel just fine, for despite the working-out-the-kinks nature of this gig, the band seemed sharp throughout 23 songs in 90 minutes, rocking like a roadhouse blues band on some numbers, dialing it down to introspective singer-songwriter territory on others.

The night opened with E walking on stage to accompany himself solo on electric guitar for “Daisies of the Galaxy,” a song that, with its lyric about picking daisies from the flower bed of a Galaxy theater, provided a nice nod toward the night’s location.

But “Daisies” is an older song, the title track of Eels’ album released 10 years ago, something familiar to get things started. The bigger question of the night was how E would pick and choose from the 40 or songs he’s released on a trilogy of new albums since last summer. As the night flowed on the answer eventually took shape: Hombre Loco (from a year ago) and End Times (from earlier this year) each earned five spots in the set list, while Tomorrow Morning, due later this month, provided just two tunes.

Those albums, described by E as representations of desire, loss and redemption, offer a wide range of moods and tempos for he and his band to explore.

In concert, the songs off End Times arrived in gentler arrangements befitting the melancholy mood of the loss album. “Little Bird” and “In My Younger Days” were particularly strong in their arrangements, delivered with touches of pedal steel and softly shimmering guitars.

“Hombre Loco,” centered on desire, provided more of an opportunity to unleash a more primal rock ‘n’ roll passion. “Prizefighter and “Fresh Blood” allowed the group opportunity to unleash a swampy, bluesy roar, over which E boasted and wailed about all the urges of the characters he’s created in those songs.

With “Tomorrow Morning” still a few weeks from release, its offerings were limited, though both were among the gems of the night. “Spectacular Girl” found E and bandmates The Chet and P-Boo playing chiming melodies on their three guitars as the singalong chorus arrived. “Looking Up,” meanwhile, came on like some kind of soul-gospel rave-up with E stutter-stepping around the stage, shrieking and dancing like some small, bearded, white version of James Brown.

Stitching together all that newer material were plenty of older Eels tracks, with highlights including “My Beloved Monster,” “Mr. E’s Beautiful Blues” and “I’m Going to Stop Pretending That I Didn’t Break Your Heart.”

It’s tricky to know what E is thinking most anytime but especially on stage: his typically idiosyncratic style — on this night he donned a white jumpsuit, dark sunglasses and some kind of headgear that looked like a cross between a bucket hat and a blue bandana — helps create a distance that’s hard to penetrate. Still, he and his players (drummer Knuckles and bassist Koool G Murder round out the lineup) seemed pleased, as evidenced by E’s wry-and-dry comment on returning to the stage for a second encore song.

“Your synchronized clapping has brought us to the stage a second time,” E said before the final number, “From Which I Came/A Magic World.” “Which goes against all logic — yet here we are again.”

Somewhere beneath all that beard, you might even have glimpsed a smile.

Setlist: Eels at the Galaxy Theatre, Santa Ana, Aug. 3, 2010
Main set: Daisies of the Galaxy / Little Bird / End Times / Prizefighter / (missed this one, can anyone name it?) / Gone Man / Summer in the City (Lovin’ Spoonful cover) / Tremendous Dynamite / In My Dreams / In My Younger Days / Paradise Blues / My Beloved Monster / Spectacular Girl / Fresh Blood / Dog Faced Boy / That Look You Gave That Guy / Souljacker Pt. 1 / Mr. E’s Beautiful Blues / (missed this one too — help in the comments if you can!) / Summertime (Gershwin standard) / Looking Up First encore: I’m Going to Stop Pretending That I Didn’t Break Your Heart Second encore: From Which I Came/A Magic World


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buzz said in Agosto 15th, 2010 at 15:05

credo che vegz sia soddisfatto della risposta di b16,in ogni caso siamo qua per ogni dubbio,stay tuned and come back


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vegz said in Agosto 16th, 2010 at 21:22

grazie mille!


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buzzandmusic said in Agosto 17th, 2010 at 09:22

grazie a te vegz, a disposizione


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