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New Radicals

The "New Radicals" were an American rock band in the late 1990s, centered around front man Gregg Alexander, who wrote and produced all of their songs and was the sole constant member. They released only one album, 1998's ''Maybe You've Been Brainwashed Too'', a pop rock album heavily influenced by the funk, rock and soul of the 1970s, containing—amongst radio-friendly modern rock tracks and love songs—strong criticism of Corporate America.

The band is best known for their debut single "You Get What You Give", which became a top 5 hit in the United Kingdom and whose celebrity-dissing lyrics at the end of the song provided a minor media spectacle.

Tired of touring and promotional interviews, Alexander disbanded the group in mid 1999 before the release of their second single, "Someday We'll Know", to focus on writing and producing songs for other artists. As a result, "Someday We'll Know" received little attention in most countries and the band is widely considered a one-hit wonder.

The New Radicals had a "revolving door policy" and no permanent members other than Alexander, who produced, wrote, sung and played various instruments for the band. The onl...

years active 1997–1999
country United States
music genre Pop rock
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