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Electro-Shock Blues

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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 in his personal life between albums (the passing of several family members and close friends), and decided to work his way through life's tribulations via his music. The result is a spectacular epic work, easily on par with such classic albums cut from the same cloth -- Neil Young's Tonight's the Night, Lou Reed's Magic and Loss. For some of the most introspective and haunting tunes of recent times, look no further than the title track, "Last Stop: This Town," and "Elizabeth on the Bathroom Floor." And although the lyrics deal almost entirely with mortality, the music for "Hospital Food," "Cancer for the Cure," and "Going to Your Funeral, Pt. 1" is comparable to Beck's funky noise, while "Efils' God," "The Medication Is Wearing Off," and "My Descent Into Madness" are all ethereal, soothing compositions. One of the finest and fully realized records of 1998, a must-hear.
© Greg Prato /TiVo

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1
Elizabeth On The Bathroom Floor
00:02:08

Eels, MainArtist - E, Producer - Mark Everett, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1998 Dreamworks Records

2
Going To Your Funeral Part I
00:02:37

Eels, MainArtist - E, Producer - Mark Everett, ComposerLyricist - Parthenon Huxley, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Jim Jacobsen, Producer, Mixer, Bass Guitar, Keyboards, Recording Engineer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1998 Dreamworks Records

3
Cancer For The Cure
00:04:45

Eels, MainArtist - E, Producer, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Mark Everett, ComposerLyricist - Mickey P., Producer, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1998 Dreamworks Records

4
My Descent Into Madness
00:03:54

Mike Simpson, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Eels, MainArtist - E, Producer, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dan Nakamura, ComposerLyricist - Paul Huston, ComposerLyricist - Mark Everett, ComposerLyricist - Michael S. Simpson, ComposerLyricist - The Good The Bad and The Ugly, Producer

℗ 1998 Dreamworks Records

5
3 Speed (Album Version (Explicit)) Explicit
00:02:45

Michael Simpson, Editor, StudioPersonnel - Eels, MainArtist - E, Producer, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Mark Everett, ComposerLyricist - Jonathan Hayes Norton, Drums, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1998 Geffen Records

6
Hospital Food
00:03:23

Eels, MainArtist - E, Producer, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Bill Liston, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Mark Everett, ComposerLyricist - Jim Lang, Mixer, Recording Engineer, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - Jonathan Hayes Norton, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1998 Dreamworks Records

7
Electro-Shock Blues
00:02:29

Eels, MainArtist - E, Producer - Mark Everett, ComposerLyricist - Mickey P., Producer, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1998 Dreamworks Records

8
Efils' God
00:03:18

Eels, MainArtist - E, Producer, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Mark Everett, ComposerLyricist - Michael S. Simpson, Producer, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1998 Dreamworks Records

9
Going to Your Funeral Part II
00:01:29

Eels, MainArtist - E, Producer - Mark Everett, ComposerLyricist - Jim Jacobsen, Conductor, Producer, Mixer, Clarinet, Recording Engineer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1998 Dreamworks Records

10
Last Stop: This Town (Album Version)
00:03:26

Michael Simpson, Producer, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Butch, Drums, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Eels, MainArtist - E, Mixer, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Recording Engineer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, Bass (Vocal) - Mark Everett, ComposerLyricist - Elton Jones, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1998 Geffen Records

11
Baby Genius
00:02:03

Eels, MainArtist - E, Conductor, Producer, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Mark Everett, ComposerLyricist - Jim Lang, Conductor, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1998 Dreamworks Records

12
Climbing To The Moon (Album Version (Explicit)) Explicit
00:03:37

T-Bone Burnett, Unknown, Other - Greg Collins, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Eels, MainArtist - E, Producer - JON BRION, Organ, Unknown, Other, AssociatedPerformer - Mark Everett, ComposerLyricist - Grant-Lee Phillips, Banjo, Electric Guitar, Unknown, Other, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1998 Geffen Records

13
Ant Farm
00:02:11

Eels, MainArtist - E, Producer - Mark Everett, ComposerLyricist - Lisa Germano, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - John Leftwich, Upright Bass, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1998 Dreamworks Records

14
Dead Of Winter
00:02:59

Eels, MainArtist - E, Producer - Mark Everett, ComposerLyricist - John Leftwich, Upright Bass, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1998 Dreamworks Records

15
The Medication Is Wearing Off
00:03:51

Eels, MainArtist - E, Producer, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Mark Everett, ComposerLyricist - Mickey P., Producer, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - Stuart Wylen, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1998 Dreamworks Records

16
P.S. You Rock My World
00:03:07

Eels, MainArtist - E, Producer - Mark Everett, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1998 Geffen Records

Album Description

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 in his personal life between albums (the passing of several family members and close friends), and decided to work his way through life's tribulations via his music. The result is a spectacular epic work, easily on par with such classic albums cut from the same cloth -- Neil Young's Tonight's the Night, Lou Reed's Magic and Loss. For some of the most introspective and haunting tunes of recent times, look no further than the title track, "Last Stop: This Town," and "Elizabeth on the Bathroom Floor." And although the lyrics deal almost entirely with mortality, the music for "Hospital Food," "Cancer for the Cure," and "Going to Your Funeral, Pt. 1" is comparable to Beck's funky noise, while "Efils' God," "The Medication Is Wearing Off," and "My Descent Into Madness" are all ethereal, soothing compositions. One of the finest and fully realized records of 1998, a must-hear.
© Greg Prato /TiVo

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