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Los Angeles, United States (1997 – 1999)

The New Radicals were an / band that formed in Los Angeles, California in 1997, being centered around front-man Gregg Alexander, who wrote and produced all of their songs. They released only one album, 1998’s ‘Maybe You’ve Been Brainwashed Too’, a critically acclaimed album heavily influenced by classic and of the and that contained— amongst radio-friendly pop tracks and love songs— strong criticism of corporate America and modern culture. Aside from Alexander, the only other permanent member of the band was keyboardist and former child actress Danielle Brisebois. The remainder of the line-up was a fluctuating one revolving around the two of them, with the goal being to bring in a variety of musicians from many genres.

The band is best known for their debut single, titled “You Get What You Give”, which became a top 5 hit in the United Kingdom and has garnered major U.S. airplay for years. The song’s celebrity-dissing lyrics at its end provided a minor a spectacle, with Alexander saying that the media misunderstood the meaning. Despite the song’s radical messages, anti-materialistic as well as pro-youth, it’s ironically been used in many films and even a famous advertising spot.

Tired of touring and promotional interviews, with the group becoming more and more commercialized, Alexander disbanded the group in mid 1999 before the release of their second single, titled “Someday We’ll Know”. He has successfully focus on writing and producing songs for other artists, winning a Grammy award for his talents. Consequently, the stunning “Someday We’ll Know” received little attention in most countries.

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  • eltonjohnny

    I Don't Wanna Die Anymore♥

    11 Jan 10:11pm Reply
  • jazzthieve

    Only one album....but what an album.

    24 Oct 2014 Reply
  • PepeVarela

    The singer has just released new songs as cyssil orchestra that new band the vocalist is Greg Alexander

    23 Sep 2014 Reply
  • SophiaRaiCho

    Shit, just one album. This is very sad. :(

    20 Sep 2014 Reply
  • hidetheglove

    i like the lead signers stupid ass, hat gimmick.

    8 May 2014 Reply
  • wodkaflamingo

    ♥♥♥ mother we just can't get enough ♥♥♥

    28 Mar 2014 Reply
  • lita80

    such a shame they stopped making music so soon....

    23 Mar 2014 Reply
  • TylerSymes

    @topjim The Modern Lovers

    2 Mar 2014 Reply
  • topjim

    This band are members of a exclusive group of great one album only bands. Can anybody name any others???

    7 Jan 2014 Reply
  • jazzthieve

    They're known for their one hit single but these guys realy made some great work beside that.

    11 Dec 2013 Reply
  • I0203

    Oh gosh, so sad they are goin disband T_T Seems like most underrated band evar eva.

    29 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Sunzy

    Fond memories Winter 2011 with this album

    18 May 2013 Reply
  • sashkirana

    New Radicals is my favorite band forever. You guys have a different kind of music- spontaneous and full of energy that no one -at least until now- can bring it trough music.

    31 Mar 2013 Reply
  • lebek7

    Gregg Alexander is a pop genius. http://goldsoundz.pl/new-radicals-maybe-youve-been-brainwashed-too-recenzja-plyty/

    28 Mar 2013 Reply
  • allghostwritten

    this album is such a gem. still spin it on a regular basis

    1 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Iqbal_Madjid

    always listening their album .. love it!

    27 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Chocl8Sowell

    Fuggin loved this band as a young one yes... You get what you give was my anthem I'm primary school

    11 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Chocl8Sowell

    Fuggin loved this band as a young one yes... You get what you want was my anthem I'm primary school

    11 Dec 2012 Reply
  • right33

    everyone check out danielle brisebois second solo album. ive had ittttttttttttttttttttttt

    31 Aug 2012 Reply
  • DTjKK

    We need a new New Radicals!!! Damn. People seem to have forgotten how to make good, upbeat music with real instruments these days. Or really any kind of a substantial message.

    28 Aug 2012 Reply
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