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Eels — Last Stop: This Town
Album: Electro-Shock Blues
Avg rating:
7.2

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Total ratings: 922









Released: 1998
Length: 3:23
Plays (last 30 days): 1
You're dead but the world keeps spinning
Take a spin through the world you left
It's getting dark a little too early
Are you missing the dearly bereft?

Taking flight and you could be
Here tomorrow
Taking flight, well, you could get
Here tonight

I'm gonna fly on down for the
Last stop to this town
What?
I'm gonna fly on down then fly away
Well, alright

Get down

Taking a spin through the neighborhood
The neighbors scream
Whatchya talkin' bout?
'cause they don't know how to
Let you in
And i can't let you out

What if i was not your only friend
In this world
Can you take me where you're going
If you're never coming back

I'm gonna fly on down for the
Last stop to this town
I'm gonna fly on down
Then fly away on my way

Get down

Why don't we take a ride
Away up high
Through the neighborhood
Up over the billboards and the factories
And smoke

I'm gonna fly on down for the
Last stop to this town
Yeah
I'm gonna fly on down
Then fly away on my way
Fly away

Get down
Comments (108)add comment
 jmkate wrote:
this has always been weirdly beautiful..

 
You're goddamn right, it's a beautiful song
this has always been weirdly beautiful..
 gemtag wrote:
This is a very cool sound. A real classic. Can I say that?

 
Yes you can!
I wonder if they do the "Get Down" part live, when they are in concert, or is it just a prepared sample?  Either way it works for me.
Another one of those songs that got me through Afghanistan 
Fantastic....!
 squidish wrote:
Somebody's been watching Flight of the Conchords.

I'm gonna fly on down... 


 
 
You know the album came out in 1998, right?
 Steely_D wrote:
Too self consciously "different." 

 
I don't see that criticism too often here; it's good to see something different.  Usually it's "this is derivative of _____" or "this sounds like The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Mumford & Sons", etc..."  Of course there's always the "repetitive" commentary.
Somebody's been watching Flight of the Conchords.

I'm gonna fly on down... 

Too self consciously "different." 
GREAT band - and real funny!
Hey Bill, missing song name.. it should be "last stop this town"... :)
OK I like this one.  Eels?  Hrmm.  First one from them that captured me.  
{#Heartkiss}{#Heartkiss} 8
 fingerpin wrote:

NOVA has a show about Mark Oliver Everett (Eels leader) and his quest to learn about his physicist father, the famous Quantum Mechanics theorist (parallel universe theory) Hugh Everett III. The documentary is called Parallel Worlds, Parallel Lives
Really interesting. {#Wave}

Edit: I should read threads before posting. {#Ask}

 
Not to worry, it bears repeating. 



Now, nobody throw anything, but while I do like this a lot, I can completely see a smart insurance company, say, picking it up for a pretty montage ad about hip families....
Another one for the must acquire some albums list  Also looking at the earlier comments totally agree on the TMBG sound to this track.
 PA1749 wrote:

I'm liking them more and more, maybe a purchase in the near future...

 
Well worth the investment.  The way looks unapologetic at life and difficult times, yet still maintains, the things will be OK outlook is very therapeutic.

I'm liking them more and more, maybe a purchase in the near future...


 Valley_Boy wrote:
RP is turning me into an Eels fan!

Like (not love) this song. I do not remeber hearing it before today.
 

See them live and you'll be a true convert.
This is a very cool sound. A real classic. Can I say that?
Love the Zappa-esque deep-voiced rap
These guys are cool.

NOVA has a show about Mark Oliver Everett (Eels leader) and his quest to learn about his physicist father, the famous Quantum Mechanics theorist (parallel universe theory) Hugh Everett III. The documentary is called Parallel Worlds, Parallel Lives
Really interesting. {#Wave}

Edit: I should read threads before posting. {#Ask}
Thanks for this one. New to me and I like it! {#Whistle}
 fingerpin wrote:
gawd I love quirky.
 
I love you!
gawd I love quirky.
easy...THX

RP is turning me into an Eels fan!

Like (not love) this song. I do not remeber hearing it before today.
NeilBlanchard wrote:
Greetings, It certainly seems to take a page from They Might Be Giants, though it is not particularly successful, IMHO. Neil

WOW! You stated exactly what I was thinking! Spooky!

 randomprime wrote:

Yes. I'll second what zogma said, I think of it (https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/manyworlds/)  each time I hear an Eels song. Quite good.

 

Didn't see that but I remeber reading an article about it awhile back.  



 realsleep wrote:
Anyone else see the touching Nova episode following the Eels lead singer in a search for his father's scientific history?  I recommend it.
 
Yes. I'll second what zogma said, I think of it (https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/manyworlds/)  each time I hear an Eels song. Quite good.
 realsleep wrote:
Anyone else see the touching Nova episode following the Eels lead singer in a search for his father's scientific history?  I recommend it.

 
Yep.  I think about it every time an Eels song comes on.

Anyone else see the touching Nova episode following the Eels lead singer in a search for his father's scientific history?  I recommend it.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugh_Everett
Its the Eeels, I just can't swallow that...eewwww
this is pretty cool... kinda like a mix of They Might Be Giants and The Lightning Seeds... :) yay!
Great song with a great video... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8hyCWH1Ww0
the song is actually called, "Last Stop: This Town" and it has one of the best videos ever
boubabe wrote:
Catchy tune but I keep on hearing daleks talking. I am a sad, sad geek.
You probably are boubabe because the daleks are obviously not talking, their raping.
amcallis wrote:
This makes me want to go ride my bike at night.
Still one of the best comments, for one of the best songs ever. :clap:
Greetings, It certainly seems to take a page from They Might Be Giants, though it is not particularly successful, IMHO. Neil
I think I'm in the minority here because I can't stand this song. It's really annoying.
Catchy tune but I keep on hearing daleks talking. I am a sad, sad geek.
Creative and catchy. good stuff
Wow, a track I haven't heard here before but seems to be fairly Old Hat here at RP. Exceedingly good song.
So happy for a song about suicidal thoughts.
Its nice to hear more Eels. All I hear of typical radio is "novocaine for the soul." They seem to be imaginative with their sound. Nice!
:bananajam: :dancingbanana: :drummer: :bananajam: :bananasplit: :drummer: :bananajam:
oufason wrote:
I know that other people have mentioned this. But I thought this was Zappa.
I thought it was good, but not Zappa good!
I know that other people have mentioned this. But I thought this was Zappa.
dalida wrote:
great, great song. great video too. i already told my family that when i die, this is the song to play on my funeral. if i hear this song on the radio, when i drive to work, i feel happy all day. Eels is my all time favourite band.
Me too! Good taste!
Mr"E" is da man. :devil_pimp:
Has anybody seen the video to the song...crazy stuff :dance:
Mr. E definitely marches to the beat of his own drummer!
Anyone else picture one of the giant monster muppets singing the line "I'm gonna fly on down for the last stop to this town."
great, great song. great video too. i already told my family that when i die, this is the song to play on my funeral. if i hear this song on the radio, when i drive to work, i feel happy all day. Eels is my all time favourite band.
:jump: YAY EELS! Happy happy happy! :jump:
uh-oh... I feel the onset of an Eels binge coming... :)
yes, yes, yes, it's Zappaesque
Awesome track! This song has the coolest video. Gotta find that somewhere.
awesome track from what I feel is their best album, although Blinking Lights is also at that top spot for me right now. EEls... good feelings.
lostintokyo wrote:
There's a bit of the Velvets in here...nice work.
Indeed; Just for that it gets a 9 from me.
There's a bit of the Velvets in here...nice work.
Losman wrote:
I love this song but, the rest of the album is pretty heavy stuff- too depressing for my taste- I never listen to it, kinda like I never listen to my 'Mellon Collie & the Infinite Sadness' album
Normally, I don't listen to "heavy" stuff either, but I must say this album is very heartfelt and poignant. I wouldn't recommend listening to it too often, though. (I put it on maybe once or twice a year.) Yes, it starts off very bleakly with his sister's suicide and her funeral, but the tone becomes brighter (relatively speaking) as E tries to come to terms with it throughout the course of the album. At the end it becomes deeply moving. Sad, yes, but not depressing. More like: "I have to move on". Anyway, that's just my interpretation.
Love this track - and the rest of the album. Much better than their recent work.
I love this song but, the rest of the album is pretty heavy stuff- too depressing for my taste- I never listen to it, kinda like I never listen to my 'Mellon Collie & the Infinite Sadness' album
oh yeah! the eels that we all love.
If you think this is good, wait until you hear the new CD, Blinking Lights. Brilliant.
I'm liking this :music: RP is definitely introducing me to stuff that I was previously unaware off.
These guys are the sleeper band of this decade. Original, driving sound--at the same time keeping it stupid, simple. Awesome in concert--saw them at First Ave in Mpls. Keep your eyes on this band.
Dave_Mack wrote:
A weird one. As heard in Repo Man, "you know the way that everybody's into weirdness right now?" Well, I am, anyway. But doesn't it sound like Frank Zappa and Trey Anastasio singing backup?
I went scrolling through to see if anyone had said that -- Zappa was my first thought, too. But it sure isn't up to Zappa standards.
It reminds me of a less kitschy Sugar Ray with better lyrics and a better vocalist.
trekhead wrote:
Eels....Electrifying!
*smirk*
BagelBoy wrote:
reminds me of They Might be Giants....
...ala the John Henry album. Their worst. Still like this song, though.
Eels....Electrifying!
Quite likeable- i gave it a 7 :propeller.gif:
amcallis wrote:
This makes me want to go ride my bike at night.
:bounce:
What an awesome song, I love the drums :D
This makes me want to go ride my bike at night.
Monkeysdad wrote:
And here! They've been around a while, right? Seems an old flame used to have a CD around with a little girl with HUGE eyes on it!
Yeah, that was Beautiful Freak. The one that broke 'em. Absolutely incredible disc.
is it just my twisted mind, or there is indeed something definitely beatles-esque in many eels songs?
It's truly amazing how each of Eels' song is so similar to the others (partially because of the leading vocals) and yet completely different. I like most of them and this one is just another great one.
I shouldn't, but I do.
I bought into the Eels at "Daisies of the Galaxy", and have been buying his releases ever since. Thanks for reminding me to go BACK into the already released stuff.
lindydallas wrote:
The more eels I hear, the more I am slowly convinced they may be the best rock band to come out of the last ten years; --d
I like the Eels a'plenty but I have to disagree because of Radiohead. (Radiohead began longer than 10 years ago but their real blossoming has happened within the last 10 years.)
The more eels I hear, the more I am slowly convinced they may be the best rock band to come out of the last ten years; --d
BagelBoy wrote:
reminds me of They Might be Giants....
And me of John Cougar Mellencamp's Jack and Diane. Part of the melody that is!
Weak. Sounds like lesser TMBG.
Originally Posted by MsfStl: Same here! (pimp)
And here! They've been around a while, right? Seems an old flame used to have a CD around with a little girl with HUGE eyes on it!
Originally Posted by sparklingdark: i am so liking this band....i would have never heard them if it hadn't been for Paradise! :wave:
Same here! (pimp)
reminds me of They Might be Giants....
Originally Posted by KimmyHP: My first time hearing this band and loving it- any other suggestions for good albums?
Daisies of the Galaxy - their best
My first time hearing this band and loving it- any other suggestions for good albums?
A weird one. As heard in Repo Man, "you know the way that everybody's into weirdness right now?" Well, I am, anyway. But doesn't it sound like Frank Zappa and Trey Anastasio singing backup?
i am so liking this band....i would have never heard them if it hadn\'t been for Paradise! :wave:
Great Song!! :clap:
For the Eels, not that good. :D
Ewww. I want this to stop. As soon as possible. :eek:
Love it... though it does sound a lot like TMBG to me... --d
The Eels always make me happy! :wave: :clap: :D :)
What a great piece! Thanks, BillG. :) And how cool to come here to rate it, and find that I had already done so, and my rating matched! I will buy this CD.
Originally Posted by rpv_mark: Is it just me, but I kind of dig the lisping background singer(what?).
I wath thinking the thame thing mythelf. I give it a theven. :D
Originally Posted by rpv_mark: Is it just me, but I kind of dig the lisping background singer(what?).
Yikes, somebody doesn't care for it. I didn't expect it to get any 1's in the ratings. Just a little too eclectic for some, I guess.
This just hits the spot. :D
Is it just me, but I kind of dig the lisping background singer(what?).
what a neat, quirky pop song. i\'ve always liked \"E\'s\" music.