I Am the Messiah

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I Am the Messiah
Studio album by MC Honky
Released November 4, 2002 (2002-11-04)
Recorded Summer 2000[1]
Genre Dance
Length 46:37
Label Liberation (Australia)/B Unique (Europe)/Imperial (Japan)/SpinART (United States)
Producer Wally Gagel and MC Honky
MC Honky chronology
I Am the Messiah
Blinking Lights and Other Revelations
(2005)Blinking Lights and Other Revelations2005
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars link
Mojo3/5 stars[2]

I Am the Messiah is the only album by MC Honky, released in 2000.[4][5] 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. Aside from their commercial association, it has been noted that "E=MC Honky" bears some relation to E = mc², because, as it is reasoned on fan sites, a honky is a "square". This is further supported by the fact that E = mc² is Albert Einstein's most famous physics equation and Mark Oliver Everett's father was the physicist Hugh Everett III, the creator of the many-worlds interpretation commonly referred to as the Parallel Worlds theory.

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.[6] An animated music video was made for "Sonnet No. 3 (Like a Duck)" and included on the enhanced CD.

Track listing[edit]

  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.



Release history[edit]

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


  1. ^ [1] EELS biography 2006
  2. ^ MOJO magazine, page 100, 4/2003.
  3. ^ Spin magazine, page 111, 7/2003.
  4. ^ SPIN. SPIN Media LLC. pp. 111–. ISSN 0886-3032. Retrieved 14 April 2010. 
  5. ^ CMJ New Music Monthly. CMJ Network, Inc. pp. 63–. ISSN 1074-6978. Retrieved 14 April 2010. 
  6. ^ [2] NME.com, 2003

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