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"Eels" (also sometimes "eels" or "EELS", depending on the album) are an American rock band formed by singer/songwriter Mark Oliver Everett, better known as Mr. E or simply E. He is the frontman of the band, calling Eels a vessel for his music. Other members rotate frequently, both in the studio and on stage. Live shows include new material, interpretations of older songs, and usually some well-known covers.
Everett released a little-known record in 1985 called ''Bad Dude in Love.'' Not much is known about the LP; all information found is located here http://www.eels.nl/1996/eels19850000baddude.html. In 1992, he released the much more popular ''A Man Called E'' on Polydor under the name E. The single "Hello Cruel World" was a minor success. Touring to support this album, he opened for Tori Amos. ''A Man Called E'' was followed by ''Broken Toy Shop'' in 1993; that year also marked the beginning of Everett's collaboration with drummer Jonathan "Butch" Norton. After ''Broken Toy Shop'', E was released from his r...
|music genre||Alternative rock|
|current members||Mark Oliver Everett|
|past members|| Jonathan "Butch" Norton |
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