Anyone who came to see Eels hoping for a heavy dose of despair might well grumble, as good vibes and light comedy reign, writes Malcolm Jack. "Did you hear that bass playing? Gimme a hug!" exclaims the group's famously forlorn fulcrum Mark "E" Everett, after Kinda Fuzzy's fevered riffing and before embracing bassist Honest Al – further emphasising the tongue-in-cheek togetherness of a five piece whose uniform black tracksuits and sunglasses give them the look of Scorsese hit-men. Later Everett reaffirms inter-band vows with guitarist Chet while drummer Knuckles hollers Wind Beneath My Wings.