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Better Than Ezra

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Better Than Ezra is an alternative rock trio based in New Orleans, Louisiana. The band was formed in Baton Rouge in 1987 by Kevin Griffin while he and the other original members were attending college at Louisiana State University. By 1988 Better Than Ezra had released a demo cassette tape, Chime Street Studio Demo Tape. In 1989 the band released a cassette-only album, Surprise. They released their first nationally-distributed album Deluxe in 1993 (Swell Records / 1995 Elektra). It was released on 2 different labels, the independent Swell Records first, in 1993, and later national label Elektra Records, in 1995. That same year, "Good" became a major pop hit, reaching the #1 position on the Billboard Modern Rock chart. Subsequent album releases include Friction, Baby (Elektra, 1996), How Does Your Garden Grow? (Elektra, 1998), and Closer, (Beyond Records, 2001). The band also released the B-Sides and rarities collection artifakt on its own "Ezra Dry Goods/Fudge" label in 2000. Late 2004 saw the band simultaneously releasing an official live concert DVD, as well as an official live album, both entitled Live at the House of Blues New Orleans (Sanctuary Records). Recent releases include a Greatest Hits collection (Warner Brothers, March 15, 2005), and a new album entitled Before the Robots (Artemis Records, May 31, 2005.)


Top Songs

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    Looking around the house
    Hidden behind the window and the door
    Searching for signs of life
    But there's nobody home
    Well, maybe I'm just too sure
    Good  -  778,375 plays
    Allie woke up 8AM, graduation day.
    Got into a car, crashed along the way.
    When we arrived late to the wake,
    Stole the urn while they looked away,
    And drove to the beach 'cause I knew you'd want it that way.
    A Lifetime  -  325,598 plays
    How can you be so warm?
    How can you know what I feel?
    [Chorus 2:]
    But it's the way you move your hands
    And it's the way you understand
    In The Blood  -  184,351 plays
    Past the road to your house
    That you never called home
    Where they turned out the lights
    Though they say you'll never know
    I remember running through the wet grass
    Desperately Wanting  -  359,060 plays
    I got a little bit of hope
    Like a soap on a rope
    Sweeter than sour
    Gettin' thinner by the hour
    Fallin' fast and I'm runnin' out of gas
    Extra Ordinary  -  193,097 plays
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