Better Than Ezra: “Mr. Grieves” from Artifakt

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About “Mr. Grieves”

“Mr. Grieves” is a hidden song by Better Than Ezra from their album Artifakt.

A cover of the well-known Pixies song. “Mr. Grieves” is a song released on Pixies’ 1989 album Doolittle. The song is characterized by its frenetic energy, with driving guitars and pounding drums throughout. It features lead vocals by Black Francis, with backing vocals from Kim Deal. “Mr. Grieves” has become one of the most well-known and beloved songs in the Pixies’ catalog, and has been covered by a number of other artists over the years. Its distinctive guitar riff and catchy chorus have helped to make it a staple of alternative rock radio.

About Artifakt

Artifakt is a compilation album by the American alternative rock band Better Than Ezra. The album was released in 2000 and features previously unreleased tracks, b-sides, and rarities from the band’s early career.

The album is a great listen for fans of Better Than Ezra, as it provides a glimpse into the band’s creative process and evolution. It’s a collection of songs that were recorded at various times throughout the band’s career, and the range of styles and sounds is impressive. Some of the tracks have a raw, garage band feel, while others showcase the band’s more polished, radio-friendly sound.

One standout track on the album is “Summerhouse,” which was originally released as a b-side to the band’s hit single “Good.” The song features a catchy guitar riff and a memorable chorus, and it’s a prime example of the band’s ability to craft infectious pop-rock tunes.

Artifakt is a must-have for Better Than Ezra fans and a great addition to any alternative rock collection. It’s a testament to the band’s longevity and their ability to continue making great music long after their commercial peak in the 90s.

How to find “Mr. Grieves”

On CD: Play through track #11 (“State Street State of Mind”; follows another hidden song, “Loaded“)

Listen to “Mr. Grieves”

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