EELS – Cathartic Masterpiece ‘BEAUTIFUL FREAK’ is 20…

‘Beautiful Freak’ by EELS – Released 13 August 1996

Outstanding singer/songwriter MARK OLIVER EVERETT made a most remarkable and eccentric entrance in the sonic world twenty years ago with his musical vehicle EELS.
Debut album BEAUTIFUL FREAK was, still is, an exceptional magnus opus in content
and sound marked by his painfully sharp observations on life and death. Truly superb songwriting with unsettling, yet cathartic stories drenched in richly composed melodies
and inventive orchestrations. Work of a hurt genius, with many highlights like this one…

And so am I
You’d better give me
Something so I don’t die
Novocaine for the soul
Before I sputter out
Life is white
And I am black
Jesus and His lawyer
Are coming back
Oh, my darling will you be here?
Before I sputter out
Guess, who’s living here
With the great undead
This paint by numbers life
Is fucking with my head, once again

Full masterpiece here…

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