I Am the Messiah Enhanced
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Japanese Version featuring Three Bonus Tracks
While MC Honky's origins lie in the playful fringes of alt rock, I Am the Messiah crosses over into downright goofiness. Mixing post-big beat dance with cocktail lounge-style clichés, Honky (an nom de plume for a veteran recording artist) manages both the anything-goes spirit of Beck and the weird science of Esquivel. None of it is remotely serious and occasionally becomes tiresome in its overzealous drive to be clever. Still, Honkys soulfulness and strong songwriting comes through in even the deeply silly "A Good Day to Be You" and "What a Bringdown." Honkys musical gifts are just as obvious here as in his other gig, and the effortless fun he serves up on Messiah should appeal to attentive fans as well as casual newcomers. --Matthew Cooke
Top Customer Reviews
So lots of samples, voice-over type narrations, with E does singing some regular type vocals, but the musical bed is very Eels, full of the melodies & musicianship you expect from an Eels albums.
So even though it's classed as an E side project, if you like the music The Eels you will enjoy this album, in fact if it had been released as Eels album not many eyebrows would have been raised.
I wonder if that the guy on the album cover is E's father.
Most recent customer reviews
This is wonderfully quirky cut-n-paste music with a clear organic element. I'm a bigtime eels fan as well. Read morePublished on Feb. 11 2004
Think "United Future Organization", mixed with some "Fat Boy Slim", a pinch of "Dandy Warhols", and all layered on top of a 60's flick soundtrack. Read morePublished on June 17 2003 by Vena