The Final Rip: E

Here is where I talk a little about various artists whose music I own. (S/T means self-titled.)

Since MTV was a big part of my early music experience, I tried to find videos of one song for each band just for fun. Apologies in advance for some of the more lurid examples, I mostly picked them based on the song, not on the video content!

Complete(ish) Collections

Eat Static (1993 Abduction, 1994 Implant, 1995 Epsylon, 1997 Science of the Gods, 2000 Crash and Burn!, 2000 Prepare Your Spirit, 2001 In the Nude!, 2004 Alien Artifacts, 2008 Back to Earth) — This psychedelic, sci-fi themed electronica group was a more recent discovery thanks to a coworker. Pretty solid all around, but also challenging to get ahold of. I ended up doing a bulk order direct from their UK store to fill out my collection.

Eat Static - Ganesha

Electronic (1991 Electronic, 1996 Raise the Pressure, 1999 Twisted Tenderness) — Bernard Sumner of New Order plus Johnny Marr of The Smiths, with frequent guest vocals by Neil Tennant of the Pet Shop Boys: this is pretty much one of the first new wave “supergroups.” As usual, not quite matching the lofty expectations, but still had a pretty good run overall.

Electronic - Disappointed

Partial Collections

Einstürzende Neubauten (1993 Tabula Rasa) — One of the pioneers of industrial music, this was a band I always felt I should be more into than I actually was. This is known as one of their more accessible albums and I think I decided that was good enough for me!

Einstürzende Neubauten Tabula rasa - 1205(te nacht)

Evanescence (2003 Fallen, 2006 The Open Door) — Interesting combination of sad piano + vocals with a harder rock sound underneath. Singer Amy Lee has a remarkable voice.

Evanescence - Everybody's Fool

Everything but the Girl (1994 Amplified Heart) — Dipped into this on the basis of “Missing”, but never really managed to sell me on anything beyond it.

Everything But The Girl - Missing (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO)

Greatest Hits

Erasure (1992 Pop! The First 20 Hits) — As a huge Depeche Mode fan, of course I was had to also be into Erasure. I followed them pretty religiously for their first few albums but then kind of lost momentum, eventually trading down to this GH collection. Of course, even just listening to “Ship of Fools” makes me second-guess that decision!

Erasure - Ship of Fools (Official Video)

Eurythmics (1991 Greatest Hits) — This may only be a Greatest Hits entry, but I did care enough to seek out the UK release which has 4 more songs than the U.S. release. That counts for something, right? Another band who hit it big during the MTV days and thus caught my attention with their videos during my formative years.

Eurythmics - Missionary Man (Official Music Video)

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