Music > Artists > Rock

Better Than Ezra

November 20th, 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


1. Closer

2. Better Than ..

3. Paper Empire..

4. All Together..

5. Deluxe

6. Death Valley

7. Closer

8. Artifakt

9. Surprise (25..

10. Live at 2012..

11. Before the R..

12. Closer

13. Crazy Lucky ..

14. How Does You..

15. Friction Bab..

Top Songs

Name Album Time Price
1.

Good Better Than Ezra: Greatest .. 3:05 $1.29
2.

Desperately Wanting Better Than Ezra: Greatest .. 4:37 $1.29
3.

Crazy Lucky Crazy Lucky – Single 3:11 $1.29
4.

Good Deluxe 3:05 $1.29
5.

In the Blood (Single Remix) Better Than Ezra: Greatest .. 4:35 $1.29
6.

Juicy Before the Robots 3:53 $0.99
7.

Extra Ordinary Better Than Ezra: Greatest .. 3:38 $1.29
8.

Crazy Lucky All Together Now 3:11 $1.29
9.

Desperately Wanting Friction Baby 4:37 $1.29
10.

Lifetime Closer 3:36 $0.99
11.

Laid Better Than Ezra: Greatest .. 2:28 $0.99
12.

King of New Orleans Better Than Ezra: Greatest .. 4:07 $1.29
13.

Gonna Get Better All Together Now 3:06 $1.29
14.

King of New Orleans Friction Baby 4:07 $1.29
15.

I Just Knew Paper Empire (Bonus Track V.. 4:46 $0.99
16.

This Time of Year Deluxe 4:04 $0.99
17.

At the Stars Better Than Ezra: Greatest .. 3:43 $0.99
18.

Shut Up and Dance All Together Now 3:14 $1.29
19.

I Fly Away All Together Now 3:24 $1.29
20.

Diamond In My Pocket All Together Now 2:40 $1.29
21.

One Heart Beating All Together Now 3:23 $1.29
22.

Dollar Sign All Together Now 3:18 $1.29
23.

Before You All Together Now 3:16 $1.29
24.

Great Unknown All Together Now 3:58 $1.29
25.

Sunflowers All Together Now 3:11 $1.29

Top Music Videos


1. Good

2. In The Blood

3. Absolutely Sti..

4. Just One Day


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