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Surprise (25th Anniversary), Better Than Ezra

Better Than Ezra

June 29th, 2014

Formed:
1988 in New Orleans, LA

Genre:
Rock

Years Active:
'80s, '90s, '00s, '10s




Better Than Ezra

Biography

Along with such similarly styled outfits as the Goo Goo Dolls, the New Orleans-based trio Better Than Ezra helped open the floodgates for countless alt-pop acts of the late '90s (including Semisonic, Matchbox Twenty, and Third Eye Blind) by merging college rock influences with mainstream aspirations. Originally formed in 1988 as a roots rock outfit with slight elements of country and punk, the group's first incarnation consisted of four college students from Louisiana State University: Kevin Griffin (vocals, guitar), Joel Rundell (guitar), Tom Drummond (bass), and Cary Bonnecaze (drums). The band's early performances were expectedly held at college bars and fraternity houses, and their debut cassette-tape recording, 1990's Surprise, received positive press and comparisons to such alt-punk stalwarts as the Replacements and Dinosaur Jr. Despite these accolades, Better Than Ezra's future was thrust into doubt when Rundell committed suicide on August 8, 1990.

Top Albums

Surprise (25th Anniversary), Better Than Ezra
1. Surprise (25..
Better Than Ezra: Greatest Hits, Better Than Ezra
2. Better Than ..
Paper Empire (Bonus Track Version), Better Than Ezra
3. Paper Empire..
Deluxe, Better Than Ezra
4. Deluxe
Death Valley, Better Than Ezra
5. Death Valley
Closer, Better Than Ezra
6. Closer
Artifakt, Better Than Ezra
7. Artifakt
Friction Baby, Better Than Ezra
8. Friction Bab..
How Does Your Garden Grow, Better Than Ezra
9. How Does You..
Live at 2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Better Than Ezra
10. Live at 2012..
Before the Robots, Better Than Ezra
11. Before the R..
Closer, Better Than Ezra
12. Closer
Crazy Lucky - Single, Better Than Ezra
13. Crazy Lucky ..

Top Songs

Name Album Time Price
1.
Good Better Than Ezra: Greatest .. 3:05 $0.69
2.
Crazy Lucky Crazy Lucky – Single 3:11 $0.69
3.
Desperately Wanting Better Than Ezra: Greatest .. 4:37 $0.99
4.
Crazy Lucky (Radio Edit) Crazy Lucky – Single 3:11 $1.29
5.
In the Blood Deluxe 4:32 $0.99
6.
Extra Ordinary Better Than Ezra: Greatest .. 3:38 $1.29
7.
Lifetime Closer 3:36 $0.99
8.
Good Deluxe 3:05 $1.29
9.
Juicy Before the Robots 3:53 $0.99
10.
Circle of Friends Surprise (25th Anniversary) 3:26 $1.29
11.
Just One Day Paper Empire (Bonus Track V.. 4:01 $0.99
12.
In the Blood (Single Remix) Better Than Ezra: Greatest .. 4:35 $1.29
13.
At the Stars Better Than Ezra: Greatest .. 3:43 $0.99
14.
Desperately Wanting Friction Baby 4:37 $1.29
15.
Absolutely Still Paper Empire (Bonus Track V.. 3:58 $0.99
16.
This Time of Year Deluxe 4:04 $0.99
17.
Laid Better Than Ezra: Greatest .. 2:28 $0.99
18.
Misunderstood Better Than Ezra: Greatest .. 3:46 $0.99
19.
King of New Orleans Better Than Ezra: Greatest .. 4:07 $1.29
20.
So Alive New Tales To Tell: A Tribut.. 3:25 $0.99
21.
So Alive New Tales To Tell: A Tribut.. 3:25 $0.99
22.
Bitch (Live) Live at 2012 New Orleans Ja.. 4:47 $0.99
23.
King of New Orleans – reprise (Live) Live at 2012 New Orleans Ja.. 1:35 $0.99
24.
Weight (Live) Live at 2012 New Orleans Ja.. 1:36 $0.99
25.
King of New Orleans (Live) Live at 2012 New Orleans Ja.. 2:55 $0.99

Top Music Videos

Good, Better Than Ezra
1. Good
In The Blood, Better Than Ezra
2. In The Blood
Absolutely Still, Better Than Ezra
3. Absolutely Sti..
Just One Day, Better Than Ezra
4. Just One Day


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