The New Radicals are the New York-based project of a Gregg Alexander
a Michigan native,
an eclectic singer who certainly displays fervor, anger and a deep knowledge
of popular music, and a multi-instrumentalist/arranger capable of crafting
The New Radicals moniker debuted with the album
Maybe You've Been Brainwashed Too (MCA, 1998), that presents Alexander
in a series of transformations. He begins by
sounding like an energized version of
Mick Jagger in
Mother We Just Can't Get Enough,
while a frantic rhythm and blues groove propels
You Get What You Give, that sounds exactly like and old
Todd Rundgren's pop-soul ditties.
Add huge doses of Daryl Hall and John Oates, but backed with loud beats and
sharp guitars, and you get most of the rest (and notably
Someday We'll Know).
Alexander can be far more adventurous, though, as he proves in
I Hope I Didn't Just Give Away The Ending, relying on
jazz piano, quasi-rap singing, busy drums and a gospel melody, and
in Maybe You've Been Brainwashed Too,
a voodoo-psychedelic number with
echo-processed vocals, tribal beats and twangy guitar.
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