I Am the Messiah

I Am the Messiah is the only album by MC Honky, released in 2002.[3][4] Supposedly a middle-age disc jockey from Silverlake, California, MC Honky is promoted by, and widely considered to be, Mark Oliver Everett (or "E") of Eels.

I Am the Messiah
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Studio album by
MC Honky
ReleasedNovember 4, 2002 (2002-11-04)
Recordedmid-2000
GenreDance
Length46:37
LabelLiberation (Australia)/B Unique (Europe)/Imperial (Japan)/SpinART (United States)
Producer
MC Honky chronology
Souljacker
(2001)
I Am the Messiah
(2002)
Blinking Lights and Other Revelations
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars link
Mojo3/5 stars[1]
Spinfavorable[2]

To support the album, an actor would open Eels shows as Honky, to "prove" that he and E were two separate persons. E and MC Honky also engaged in a comic feud on the Internet, in which E hoped MC Honky would catch SARS.

The creator of the MC Honky artwork and videos is Ivan Brunetti.

Guests on the album include Eels drummer Butch, Eels bassist Koool G Murder, and Joey Waronker.[5] An animated music video was made for "Sonnet No. 3 (Like a Duck)" and included on the enhanced CD.

Track listingEdit

  1. "Sonnet No. 3 (Like a Duck)" (Sir Rock-a-Lot and Sir Whacks-a-Lot) – 4:25
  2. "Hung Up" (Sir Rock-A-Lot and Sir Whacks-A-Lot) – 3:41
  3. "The Object" (Sir Rock-A-Lot and Playboy Gigolo Bandit) – 3:20
  4. "A Good Day to Be You" (Sir Rock-A-Lot and Sir Whacks-A-Lot) – 3:39
  5. "Baby Elephant Rock-A-Bye" (Wally Gagel and Sir Rock-A-Lot) – 4:28
  6. "What a Bringdown" (Sir Rock-A-Lot and Playboy Gigolo Bandit) – 3:50
  7. "Only a Rose Pt. I" (Rudolf Friml and Brian Hooker) – 2:24
  8. "My Bad Seed" (Sir Rock-A-Lot and Playboy Gigolo Bandit) – 3:36
  9. "The Devil Went Down to Silverlake" (Gagel and Sir Rock-A-Lot) – 3:28
  10. "Soft Velvety 'Fer"(L'il Fer, Sir Rock-A-Lot, and Sir Whacks-A-Lot) – 3:53
  11. "The Baby That Was You" (Sir Rock-A-Lot and Sir Whacks-A-Lot) – 3:44
  12. "3 Turntables & 2 Microphones" (Sir Rock-A-Lot and Sir Whacks-A-Lot) – 4:09
  13. "Only a Rose Pt. II" (Friml and Hooker) – 2:00
Japanese edition bonus 7" single
  1. "The Object" (Sir Rock-A-Lot and Playboy Gigolo Bandit) – 3:25
  2. "What a Bringdown" (Sir Rock-A-Lot and Playboy Gigolo Bandit) – 3:51
  3. "Hung Up" (Sir Rock-A-Lot and Sir Whacks-A-Lot) – 4:05

The Japanese release includes an unplugged set recorded for Xfm radio.

PersonnelEdit

Musicians
Production

Release historyEdit

  • November 4, 2002 (Australia)
  • March 31, 2003 (Europe)
  • April 8, 2003 (US)
  • June 25, 2003 (Japan)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ MOJO magazine, page 100, 4/2003.
  2. ^ Spin magazine, page 111, 7/2003.
  3. ^ SPIN. SPIN Media LLC. pp. 111–. ISSN 0886-3032. Retrieved 14 April 2010.
  4. ^ CMJ New Music Monthly. CMJ Network, Inc. pp. 63–. ISSN 1074-6978. Retrieved 14 April 2010.
  5. ^ [1] NME.com, 2003

External linksEdit