A million thanks to Stu, who wrote to me last night after he got back from the Eels show in San Francisco with a mini-review. E played with Smoosh, those pre-teen musical prodigies that are just so darn cute, whom I absolutely object to because they remind me of Mary Kate & Ashley Olson, (pre-anorexia & pre-poor-fashion-choices). Besides, if I want to listen to children in the indie rock world, I’d almost rather go with that four-year-old from Japan. Almost.
Anyway, Stu’s email helped me complete the handful of missing tracks from this great Eels concert I’ve been wanting to post. Sublime.
Eels Black Sessions
Paris, France – Studio 105
01. Instrumental Overture
02. Feelin’ Good [Nina Simone]
03. Grace Kelly Blues
04. My Beloved Monster
05. It’s A Motherf*cker
06. I Like Birds
07. Cheater’s Guide
08. Suicide Life
09. Can’t Help Falling In Love [Elvis Presley]
11. Introducing the Eels Orchestra
12. Mr. E’s Beautiful Blues
13. Susan’s House
14. Jeannie’s Diary (played but not broadcast)
15. Novocaine For The Soul (played but not broadcast)
16. Brave Little Soldier (played but not broadcast)
This show was broadcast live on the radio as part of the famous French Black Sessions, with Jeannie’s Diary performed during the 10PM news (not too shabby). The sound quality and song choice on this set are both excellent. More pics here. And happy June everyone!