When the catchy ‘Novocaine For The Soul’ hit MTV and didn’t leave for months, I’ll admit that I pegged them as fitting into the Whale/Cake bracket of ‘great song, shame we’ll never hear from them again’. That lasted about as long as it took to hear the rest of Beautiful Freak, which marked out E as a songwriter every bit as talented as Beck. Even with some very ‘of its time’ production, it still stands up well after all these years.
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WATCH: lovely TV performance of Susan’s House from the following year.