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1  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: New Radicals / Gregg Alexander on: February 22, 2021, 10:58:13 AM
Hi everyone,
I’m new here but as a massive fan of Gregg Alexander and his work I really wanted to contribute my thoughts. Seems I’m in good company with other people sharing my love for his songwriting.

I thought the Biden inauguration performance was astonishingly good, by far the best live performance I’ve ever seen from the New Radicals. I always thought they seemed a bit rough on the 98/99 vintage uploads on YouTube but there were times in this performance where I thought Gregg’s vocals were almost studio quality!

Here is a post that I put on another forum sharing my thoughts about Gregg. Would be good to hear your thoughts!


Hey all,
I’m new to the site but have been lurking for years. Sometimes being a music fan is a lonely business, especially if not all of your tastes are populist!

Thought I might get a thread going on his best stuff that isn’t from the New Radicals’ Maybe You’ve Been Brainwashed Too? Hopefully this first thread of mine doesn’t fall flat in its face.

Ok so we know how great Brainwashed.. is (fav tracks if you’re interested are Get What You Give and Gotta Stay High) but here are may favs from other albums:

Don’t wanna talk about love - Danielle Brisebois
Save Me From Myself - Gregg Alexander
Love Won’t Work If We Don’t Try - Roman Keating
Murder On The Dancefloor - Sophie Ellis Bextor
Game Of Love - Santana (alone here in preferring the Michelle Branch version I think)
Break Me Shake Me - Enrique Iglesias
On The Horizon - Mel C
Middla My Heart - Danielle Brisebois
Inner Smile - Texas
I Got My Heart On You - Ronan Keating
Into The Trance - Cessyl Orchestra
Give You What You Want - Ronan Keating
Lost Stars - Adam Levine
Higher Place - Adam Levine
No One Else Like You - Adam Levine
Heal Me - Ronan Keating
Life Is A Rollercoaster - Ronan Keating
lovin Each Day - Ronan Keating
Love Is A Hurricane - Boyzone
Women Of The World - CeeLo Green
Mixed Up World - Sophie Ellis Bextor
Beautiful You - Carly Hennessy
I’m Gonna Blow Your Mind - Carly Hennessy
I won’t change you - Sophie Ellis Bextor

phew, took a while to type that. They’re not in preference order but whilst Gregg’s catalog is bigger than many people realise I just cannot get my head around someone with such incredible talent not releasing more. I also can’t work out quite what it is about Gregg’s music that is so special to me. I know he’s fond of seventh chords and as a musician myself I share that love but there’s something more about it - something. About the way he writes and structures his songs, choices of chords etc... perhaps if I ever demystified it then the songs would lose their magic.

Anyway, if anyone is interested I’d love to hear your thoughts on Gregg and his music, particularly if you have any lesser known favourites
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