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Better Than Ezra

"Better Than Ezra" is an alternative rock trio based in New Orleans, Louisiana. The band was formed 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 Record...
years active 1987–present
origin New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
music genre Alternative rock
current members Kevin Griffin
Tom Drummond
Travis McNabb
website Official site
license: GNU FDL
source: Wikipedia