History Music / NewRadicals

9th Mar '16 6:54:41 AM Hossmeister
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'''New Radicals''' were an American pop-rock band from TheNineties. Their [[IAmTheBand sole permanent member]] was multi-instrumentalist Gregg Alexander, who wrote and produced all their songs. Their only other constant member was former ''AllInTheFamily'' actress Danielle Brisebois, who played percussion (and occasionally, keyboards) and sang backing vocals.

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'''New Radicals''' were an American pop-rock band from TheNineties. Their [[IAmTheBand sole permanent member]] was multi-instrumentalist Gregg Alexander, who wrote and produced all their songs. Their only other constant member was former ''AllInTheFamily'' ''Series/AllInTheFamily'' actress Danielle Brisebois, who played percussion (and occasionally, keyboards) and sang backing vocals.
4th Mar '16 4:31:22 PM igordebraga
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Alexander disbanded the group in mid-1999 out of fatigue with touring and the rock star life, declaring that he had "accomplished all of [his] goals". He returned to his previous job of writing and producing for other musicians. He later won a Grammy for writing Santana and Michelle Branch's "Game of Love."

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Alexander disbanded the group in mid-1999 out of fatigue with touring and the rock star life, declaring that he had "accomplished all of [his] goals". This greatly affected the performance of second single "Someday We'll Know", which got some airplay (and versions from people such as Music/MandyMoore) but not enough for the band to be considered a two hit wonder. He returned to his previous job of writing and producing for other musicians. He later won a Grammy for writing Santana and Michelle Branch's "Game of Love."



* BreakupSong: "Someday We'll Know".



->''Social Security Number, please. Credit card number, please. Money, please. Money, please. Money, please. Soul, please. Please deposit 85 dollars for the next three minutes, please.''

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->''Social Security Number, please. Credit card number, please. Money, please. Money, please. Money, please. Soul, please. Please deposit 85 dollars for the next three minutes, please.''
29th Jan '16 8:14:15 PM youngbond007
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They released one album, ''Maybe You've Been Brainwashed Too'', in 1998. A pop-rock album drawing influences from various rock and {{Funk}}[=/=]{{Soul}} acts like Music/ToddRundgren, {{Prince}} and Music/TheRollingStones, ''Brainwashed'' was greeted with critical acclaim. It also provided the band with their only hit single, "You Get What You Give". It's one of those one hit wonders that everybody knows now.

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They released one album, ''Maybe You've Been Brainwashed Too'', in 1998. A pop-rock album drawing influences from various rock and {{Funk}}[=/=]{{Soul}} acts like Music/ToddRundgren, {{Prince}} and Music/TheRollingStones, ''Brainwashed'' was greeted with critical acclaim. It also provided the band with their only hit single, "You Get What You Give". It's one of those one hit wonders that everybody knows now.
you are guaranteed to hear on the radio all of the time to this very day.
31st Dec '15 9:15:59 AM lakingsif
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* OdeToYouth: "You Get What You Give"
27th Dec '15 3:14:50 AM Morgenthaler
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** Whilst this is technically true of the NewRadicals, the only constant members were Gregg Alexander and Danielle Brisebois, and they wrote and recorded three other albums together, Gregg Alexander's Intoxifornication and Danielle Brisebois' two solo albums Arrive All Over You and Portable Life. Also, Gregg had an an album called Michigan Rain before Intoxifornication. The NewRadicals were definitely the most focused of all Gregg and Danielle's projects though.
27th Sep '15 2:12:00 PM NSlayton5
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After 15 years intentionally shying away from stardom, Gregg Alexander [[http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/tv-film/6281763/found-star-new-radicals-gregg-alexander-grants-first-interview-in?utm_source=twitter finally granted his first interview since his stint with the New Radicals in October of 2014.]]

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After 15 years intentionally shying away from stardom, Gregg Alexander [[http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/tv-film/6281763/found-star-new-radicals-gregg-alexander-grants-first-interview-in?utm_source=twitter finally granted his first interview since his stint with the New Radicals in October of 2014.]]]] He helped write the music for Film/BeginAgain, earning an Oscar nomination for it and performing live for the first time in years.


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* BittersweetEnding: "Someday We'll Know," a song about TheLostLenore is a DownerEnding, but the lyrics in the album booklet add an addendum, showing the narrator coming to terms with the relationship ending.


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** Quite possibly, the original version of "Maybe You've Been Brainwashed Too," if the original/alternate lyrics in the album booklet are to go by.
1st Nov '14 7:49:53 AM FromtheWordsofBR
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New Radicals were an American pop-rock band from TheNineties. Their [[IAmTheBand sole permanent member]] was multi-instrumentalist Gregg Alexander, who wrote and produced all their songs. Their only other constant member was former ''AllInTheFamily'' actress Danielle Brisebois, who played percussion (and occasionally, keyboards) and sang backing vocals.

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New Radicals '''New Radicals''' were an American pop-rock band from TheNineties. Their [[IAmTheBand sole permanent member]] was multi-instrumentalist Gregg Alexander, who wrote and produced all their songs. Their only other constant member was former ''AllInTheFamily'' actress Danielle Brisebois, who played percussion (and occasionally, keyboards) and sang backing vocals.
15th Oct '14 4:03:06 PM wyattte
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* BlackComedy[=/=]LyricalDissonance: "I Hope I Didn't Just Give Away The Ending," a bright, spirited power ballad about doing porno films for coke and overdosing.
** BreakingTheFourthWall: A particular gem from the same song:
--->"By the way this girl was sexy and she would touch you
--->That may not be true, but I said it so you'd feel involved with the song!"



** The two B-Sides "To Think I Thought" and "The Decency League", though "To Think I Thought" is on the Japanese version of the album.

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** The two B-Sides {{B Side}}s "To Think I Thought" and "The Decency League", though "To Think I Thought" is on the Japanese version of the album.



* TheNineties



* OneHitWonder: To extreme proportions - the band only lasted long enough to release two singles: one ("You Get What You Give") was the hit and the other ("Someday We'll Know") wasn't given a fair shake due to being overshadowed by the band's breakup. Today, most people are only familiar with the former.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Alexander previously mentioned that the songs "Life Is A Rollercoaster" and "Lovin' Each Day" were supposed to be the lead singles on the second (never made) New Radicals album, before he gave them to RonanKeating . Admittedly, they were huge hits.
** The same goes for any song where Alexander gives the song to another artist. He leaves his mark on all of them, but nobody can sing them better than him. His most obvious ones, aside from the Ronan Keating examples, were Murder On The Dancefloor (by SophieEllisBextor) and Inner Smile (by Texas), the latter which he did leak a demo of him singing. Fans naturally felt this way about the Begin Again soundtrack, which had a whole album's worth of new Gregg Alexander songs on it (plus two he didn't write), including four that he sings himself (for the first time in years).
*** Danielle Brisebois' second solo album Portable Life seemed all set to be a big hit in 1999, but was cancelled after promo CDs were released. The album was briefly made for official download in 2008 before disappearing.
15th Oct '14 4:09:36 AM wyattte
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After 15 years intentionally shying away from stardom, Gregg Alexander [[http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/tv-film/6281763/found-star-new-radicals-gregg-alexander-grants-first-interview-in?utm_source=twitter finally granted his first interview since his stint with the New Radicals in October of 2014.]]
10th Sep '14 6:25:50 PM onionmaster
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New Radicals were a OneHitWonder American pop-rock band from TheNineties. Their [[IAmTheBand sole permanent member]] was multi-instrumentalist Gregg Alexander, who wrote and produced all their songs. Their only other constant member was former ''AllInTheFamily'' actress Danielle Brisebois, who played percussion (and occasionally, keyboards) and sang backing vocals.

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New Radicals were a OneHitWonder an American pop-rock band from TheNineties. Their [[IAmTheBand sole permanent member]] was multi-instrumentalist Gregg Alexander, who wrote and produced all their songs. Their only other constant member was former ''AllInTheFamily'' actress Danielle Brisebois, who played percussion (and occasionally, keyboards) and sang backing vocals.



** The two B-Sides "To Think I Thought" and "The Decency League", though "To Think I Thought" is on the Japanese version of the album.
** There are a whole load of these actually. Alexander was recording demos from 1995 to 1998, when the album was made. Some of them have leaked online, some of which were given to other artists, and some of which weren't.



* NotChristianRock: They come close in "Jehovah Made This Whole Joint For You" and "Flowers" ("As real as our god, who has spoken, on how we can fly"), which both seem like attempts to convert a drug addicted girl to christianity. It's safe to say Gregg was not serious about it - he was brought up a Jehovah's witness and hated it.



* PerishingAltRockVoice: Gregg had his moments.

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** Whilst this is technically true of the NewRadicals, the only constant members were Gregg Alexander and Danielle Brisebois, and they wrote and recorded three other albums together, Gregg Alexander's Intoxifornication and Danielle Brisebois' two solo albums Arrive All Over You and Portable Life. Also, Gregg had an an album called Michigan Rain before Intoxifornication. The NewRadicals were definitely the most focused of all Gregg and Danielle's projects though.
* PerishingAltRockVoice: Gregg had his moments.moments (such as the 'won't you save me' part of I Don't Wanna Die Anymore, and the verses of Crying Like A Church On Monday.



** The lyrics in the liner notes for the title track "Maybe You've Been Brainwashed Too" are completely different than the actual song on the album. The original lyrics, which are all a giant TakeThat at society, end with "So hip, so young, so full of shit. The studio told us to shut up and write another hit."

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** The lyrics in the liner notes for the title track "Maybe You've Been Brainwashed Too" are completely different than the actual song on the album. The original booklet lyrics, which are all a giant TakeThat at society, end with "So hip, so young, so full of shit. The studio told us to shut up and write another hit."
" The song itself never had those lyrics, it is gibberish - this was a parody of censorship.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Alexander previously mentioned that the songs "Life Is A Rollercoaster" and "Lovin' Each Day" were supposed to be the lead singles on the second (never made) New Radicals album, before he gave them to RonanKeating . Admittedly, they were huge hits.
** The same goes for any song where Alexander gives the song to another artist. He leaves his mark on all of them, but nobody can sing them better than him. His most obvious ones, aside from the Ronan Keating examples, were Murder On The Dancefloor (by SophieEllisBextor) and Inner Smile (by Texas), the latter which he did leak a demo of him singing. Fans naturally felt this way about the Begin Again soundtrack, which had a whole album's worth of new Gregg Alexander songs on it (plus two he didn't write), including four that he sings himself (for the first time in years).
*** Danielle Brisebois' second solo album Portable Life seemed all set to be a big hit in 1999, but was cancelled after promo CDs were released. The album was briefly made for official download in 2008 before disappearing.
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