Tuesday, April 21, 2009

A band came to my attention in the late 1990's - they were called the New Radicals - you probably remember the song "You Get What You Give," the song that got quite a bit of airplay - it's a catchy song ... and if you were lucky enough to purchase the album, "Maybe You've Been Brainwashed Too," it's one of those albums you can pretty much listen to all the way through (seems like less and less of those albums are being made nowadays, unfortunately). The album itself masterfully mixes some early sounding rock with catchy pop, often criticizing society (according to Wikipedia) whilst glorifying drugs and sex.

Unfortunately, the New Radicals came and went rather quickly, and can probably be defined as a "one-hit-wonder."

Personally, my favorite song on the album is the opener, "Mama, we Just Can't Get Enough," probably due to the fact that they lifted the rhythm sound from "Sympathy for the Devil." The song is chocked full of catchy choruses, as well as witty and deep lyrics, in addition to some pretty intense piano playing at certain points of the tune.

Here's some more information on the band in case you are interested.

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