|setlist||Pukkelpop, Hasselt, Pukkelpop Festival, Belgium 23-8-2001|
||Eels has changed, bigtime. When I saw the line-up (with
drumcomputers & vocoders), I figured out a huge progression in the band's music. No
longer were the Eels just E and Butch; John Parish (excellent guitar player) and Kool G.
Murder (bass & drumcomputer) have recently joined the band.
The crowd goes wild as the lights go out and Kool steps on stage saying all kinds of weird stuff through the vocoder, then he jams for about 5 minutes on the drumcomputers,which became quite irritating after a while. Finally E, Butch and John arrive. We all know E loves to perform in front of a sitting crowd, I think that's the reason he wasn't that happy since he didn't even give us a nice welcome. Chills were running down my spine when he commences Elizabeth on the bathroom floor. bout then I knew this wasn't gonna be a 'happy show'.Also it's about 30 degrees and what did he wear: a hooded shirt. Little akward I figured. After Elizabeth, the Eels did a great cover of Missy Elliot's Get U R Freak On followed by a couple of new songs (Bus Stop Boxer, Dog-Faced Boy, That's not really funny, Woman driving man sleeping).
|A The crowd gets a little annoyed because of the fact they
don't know any of the songs and thus can't sing along. Finally some old stuff: 3 speed and
it's a motherfucker; both genially played by E solo. Then they play the new single
Souljacker pt 1 ,an unlikely eels song since it has a punk/metal edge to it; anyway it's
still a great song. We know eels are very unpredictable if it comes to live shows. They
always have a new version of an old song lined up: Uptempo versions of My Beloved Moster
and I like Birds. The last new song is Fresh Feeling which was very well performed without
the strings-part in it. Goddamn right it's a beautiful day ! Thousands of people sing
along to Mr E's Beautiful Blues which in fact was very beautiful. After they played an
instrumental song ( I think it was Fingertips but I could be wrong) and suddenly they were
gone. We tried to get them back but it didn't work. The audience was a little disappointed
because of the new Eels they saw; I say: get used to it cause these guys still rock!!!
Review by Tijl Vandenbussche
eels were great (exept for the first 3 songs,
what's the point ofletting mr
Review by Bram
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