|setlist||Reading Festival: Reading, UK 24-8-2001|
|With Beautiful Freak Eels set new standards in
pared-back, sensitive song-writing. Then with the Daisies Of The Galaxy album
and the accompanying live shows, they went all overblown with multi-instrumentalist
and all-round smart-arse Lisa Germano being extremely talented but rather too smug for
most peoples tastes. Youll be relieved to know that their Reading set has gone
in yet another direction punk rock! Mark Everitt, looking like a heavily-bearded
Charles Darwin in truly nasty tartan shorts, begins with a hilarious cover of Missy
Elliotts Get Ur Freak On before running through Its A
Motherfucker, I Like Birds and Beautiful Freak like youve
never heard them before super-loud! And new track, Dog Faced Boy, which
has the deepest Mudhoney guitar heard since, well, Mudhoney. What a relief.
Review by Suzy West
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