E was the alias of quirk-pop singer/songwriter Mark Oliver Everett, born April 9, 1963 in Virginia. The 1971 death of his physicist father sent him into a prolonged tailspin, and after battling drug and alcohol problems throughout his teens, he dropped out of school and took a job pumping gas. Everett's interest in music eventually inspired him to turn to record reviewing, and from there he moved into engineering and production. Settling in California, he adopted the E moniker and began pursuing a solo career, debuting in 1992 with A Man Called (E), a collection of richly-textured yet poignantly fractured pop songs which drew heavily upon his own life experiences. Broken Toy Shop followed a year later, but despite good reviews, both records sold poorly, and E was dropped by his label, Polydor. He then formed the band the Eels, whose ...
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Broken Toy Shop 1993 Broken Toy Shop
 
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A Man Called E 1992 A Man Called E
 
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