|setlist||Lowlands Festival, Biddinghuizen, The Netherlands: August 26|
|* Elizabeth on the Bathroom Floor
* Get ur freak on
* Dog Faced Boy
* That's Not Really Funny
* Going to Your Funeral, Part I
* It's a Motherfucker
* Souljacker I
* My Beloved Monster
* Woman Driving, Man Sleeping
* Not Ready Yet
* World of Shit
* Mr. E's Beautiful Blues
|When the blankets were packed, I hurried to the Alpha tent where
be playing an hour after Stone Temple Pilots. Luckily I met Breun and his
friends and Kleinemans and Lisette there quikly. There were all eels fans.
Already standing at the gate or sitting on the ground. We sat ourselves on
the ground too, waving eachother some cool air, drinking some water and
having some fine talks. We had to wait an hour still, listening to the
testing of the microphones (tswo-tswo-tswo-one-tswo). They played The Moldy
Peaches' "Who's Got the Crack?"
Then, at four o'clock, Butch and two guitarists (John Parish and Koool
G)came up. And look out there! There is E! With his huge beard in a blue
overall (which made him look bigger than he is), sunglasses.
They played their setlist and disappeared. Much applause, but no more eels,
ten minutes before they should have quitted. A pity. They had played their
songs and went away.
|Here's the setlist as far as I know the songs.
- Elizabeth on the Bathroom Floor (at the end of the song, E laid his head
on the piano as if he were Elizabeth)
- Some Missy Elliot cover, accordingly to Breun
- Dog Faced Boy
- A nice song, I don't know it's name, E sang : "You say a lot of things, my
- Going to Your Funeral, Part I (Butch played his bird flute at the end)
Butch gets a little rest when the others play
- It's a Motherfucker
- Souljacker I (dutchies: did you know it was the VPRO week single?)
- My Beloved Mad Monster Party!
- Woman Driving, Man Sleeping
- Not Ready Yet (they played it nearly the same as the first time at
lowlands. Still rockin')
- World of Shit
- I don't know wich song they were playing. Some love song.
- Mr. E's (everybody was dancing, happily ever after. Koool G had a big
smile on his face and I think even E looked cheerful)
Review by Marijke
i was at the lowlands festival and saw eels at the 26th of
august. the show was quite disappointing, even though it started promised and brave with
elizabeth on the bathroom floor, going to your funeral and a cover of missy elliot's get
ur freak on.
The EELS are changing And they won't stop!
Strange how I keep liking them though . It's just that there's one thing that they could never change: Being the best f***ing band in this world of shit! (If you want to skip this bullshit and go directly to the concert, go to '2'.
By the way, I saw them at Lowlands. Lowlands, the dirty pit of smoking and drinking
. The whole weekend I was watching hard-rock bands and stuff and none of them
really amused me
Anyway, to have a good view I showed up 90 minutes before the show where this other
band was performing, I don't exactly remember the name, but they showed me why I like the
eels and not them ;-).
After this show was over, I was able to sneak up to the front some more, surrounded by other hardcore-eels fans. I managed to get very near the stage (as far as that was possible) and there was only one person between me and the place where it would all happen. We only had to wait an hour but I knew it would be worth it. I waited six months for Christ's sake ..
Believe it or not, that hour was so exciting! First that average drumset from the previous band got removed. Instead there Butch's drumset! With all those little things and extra's! Then the Fucker amplifiers were installed. From that moment on I stopped caring. About anything else but eels! E's little electric piano/organ thing (Sexy Grandpa) got installed right in front of the audience and I just couldn't believe that E was going to sit there in about 45 minutes. During the sound check all the other instruments were tested. I saw Koool G Murder's electric bass and it was the same as in the video. And I saw John Parish's Gibson and some other guitars I hadn't seen before. But I really got excited when I saw E's 'main guitar', I believe it's a Gibson and it looked pretty much like a Les Paul model to me (the one with yellow/orange in the middle and then sunburst to black). And I saw a white guitar with an 'E' on it! Aaaaaaaah! I got so excited! I thought like 'Wow, this is really happening! I never got this close to E and his pals .' (of course not, this was my first time to see them live ).
2. Then, the time was there I took a look behind me and I couldn't see anything but enthusiastic people in this really big tent on this pretty cool festival. I don't remember if the eels were announced but it all started with smoke and dodgy sounds and this went on for a while and then, finally, there was Butch!!! He made a little bow to the audience and settled himself behind his drumset. Then, Koool G Murder, John Parish and E walked on stage and the audience went crazy (including me, of course). They did a little settings to the amps and then they kicked of for a wonderful set of songs.
Of course I read some reviews before, but at that moment I couldn't think anymore and
it was a happy surprise that they started with 'Elizabeth on the Bathroom Floor'. It was
totally different than the album version, it was much rockier with distortion guitars and
everything, but still it kept its scary and at the same time intimate feeling.
They also played 'Mr. E's beautiful Blues' which I didn't recognize as well 'till he
started singing. They changed the whole rhythm!
As for the new songs, they played 'Dog faced Boy' which was weird but rocked! They also
played 'That's not really funny' and I loved it! 'Woman driving, Man sleeping' was great
performed live, I'm sure most of you have heard that song. E did the solo on his piano
thing and it sounded great. As for 'Souljacker Part 1', that was really a song that
belonged to the setlist. It's better to be touched by a band that can also rock you and
it's better to be rocked by a band that can also touch you. Souljacker rocked us.
I'm sure they did other songs too, but my mind had already been in the clouds for 60 min and my memory wasn't working well But I know they didn't play 'I like Birds' which I would like to hear in an electric version. Same as '3Speed'. And it sucked that they didn't play 'Fresh Feeling' (oh well, I'm probably just acting spoiled here )
The thing that really was a bit disappointing was that they left about 7 min. earlier
and everybody was expecting them to come back, everybody was yelling 'We want more! We
want more!' and it was so obvious that they were coming back for one last song, like
'Novocaine for the Soul' or something, but unfortunately, they didn't
I wasn't on earth for a couple of hours and I'm glad to be back again. All I know is that when the next (real) eels show is in Holland, I'll take the first plane to it!
Review by Jonathan Tielemans (a.k.a 'Blaze' or 'BlazesFreshFeeling')
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