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Maybe You've Been Brainwashed Too

Album: Maybe You've Been Brainwashed Too
# Song Title   Time
1)    Mother, We Just Can't Get Enough
2)    You Get What You Give
3)    I Hope I Didn't Just Give Away the Ending
4)    I Don't Wanna Die Any More
5)    Jehovah Made This Whole Joint for You
6)    Someday We'll Know
1)    Maybe You've Been Brainwashed Too
2)    In Need of a Miracle
3)    Gotta Stay High
4)    Technicolor Lover
5)    Flowers
6)    Crying like a Church on Monday
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Performer Notes
  • New Radicals: Gregg Alexander (vocals, acoustic & electric guitars, synthesizer, bass, drums); Paolo Degregorio (guitar, synthesizer); Allessandro Allessandroni (strings); Greg Phillinganes, Richard Knowles, Paul Gordon, Mitch Kaplan (piano); John Pierce, Lance Morrison, Dan Rothchild (bass); John Freese, Gary Fergusson, Josh Freese, Stuart Johnson, Tal Bergman, Matt Laug (drums); Juliet Prater, Richie Podler, Lenny Castro (percussion).
  • Additional personnel: Rusty Anderson (guitar); Danielle Brisebois (piano, background vocals); Paul Bushnell (bass).
  • Engineers include: Bob Wartinbee, Bill Cooper, Andre Berryman.
  • On their debut MAYBE YOU'VE BEEN BRAINWASHED TOO, New Radicals meld sweeping hooks with aggressive harmonies and large dollops of stream-of-consciousness soul. Wunderkid Gregg Alexander is essentially New Radicals, with a voice that bounces between Karl Wallinger's husky rasp and Billy Corgan's nasal whine. His songs go by such odd monikers as "Jehovah Made This Whole Joint For You" and "Crying Like a Church On Monday." Having grown up with parents who switched religions like most people changed channels, it's no accident that Alexander avoids using heavy-handed didactic aphorisms to get his point across. Instead, his songwriting ranges from a tilt towards life's great mysteries (Amelia Earhardt's disappearance and the existence of Atlantis on "Someday We'll Know") to extolling the virtues of individualism in the face of media overload (the title track).
  • Throughout, New Radicals play with an exuberance reminiscent of Style Council's breezier moments ("Mother We Just Can't Get Enough") and the blue-eyed soulful side of Todd Rundgren ("In Need Of A Miracle.") Actress-cum-musician Danielle Brisebois contributes background vocals and piano and stands out particularly on the melancholy "I Don't Wanna Die Anymore."
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (12/10/98, p.122) - 3 1/2 Stars (out of 5) - "...melt-in-your-mouth ear candy, vaguely reminiscent of the opinionated power pop of the woefully underattended World Party, but with a passionate odd-ball bounce all its own..."

Entertainment Weekly (10/30/98, p.117) - "...Imagine: a filler-free album of 12 undeniably great, life-affirming songs. Radical indeed." - Rating: A-

Q (1/00, p.84) - Included in Q Magazine's "50 Best Albums of 1999."

Q (5/99, pp.110-111) - 4 Stars (out of 5) - "...rooted in the stylisms of 70's FM soul and funk, it's as viewed through an acidic haze....the spidery twists and Prince-like arrangements steer New Radicals clear of previously charted waters..."

Melody Maker (4/13/99, p.36) - 3 stars (out of 5) - "...he never forgets that chorus is king and these are pretty regal choruses..."

Mojo (Publisher) (1/00, p.30) - Ranked #26 in Mojo Magazine's "Best of 1999"
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