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Better Than Ezra

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Biography

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.)

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Top Songs

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  1.  
    Lyrics
    Looking around the house
    Hidden behind the window and the door
    Searching for signs for life
    But there's nobody home
    Well, maybe I'm just too sure
    Good  -  730,530 plays
  2.  
    Lyrics
    Allie woke up 8 A.M.
    Graduation day
    Got into a car
    Crashed along the way
    And we arrived late to the wake
    A Lifetime  -  318,728 plays
  3.  
    Lyrics
    Can you be so warm?
    Can you know what I feel?
    But it's the way you move your hands
    And it's the way you understand
    And that's the reason that I'm asking
    In The Blood  -  178,966 plays
  4.  
    Lyrics
    I got a little bit of hope like a soap on a rope
    Sweeter than sour, getting thinner by the hour
    Fallin' fast and Im runnin' out of gas
    Muggin' on your sister, smart as Bobby Fischer
    Still, I couldn't get arrested
    Extra Ordinary  -  189,345 plays
  5.  
    Lyrics
    Past the road to your house
    Will you never called home?
    Where they turned out the lights
    Though they say you'll never know
    I remember runnin'
    Desperately Wanting  -  340,885 plays
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