The New Radicals

by Dr Jekyll 11 Replies latest jw friends

  • Dr Jekyll
    Dr Jekyll

    In 98 a group called The New Radicals put out an apply named album "Maybe You've Been Brainwashed Too" One of the tracts was called "Jehovah Made This Whole Joint For You"

    Anyone know anything about this group, it sounds like there might be a dub connection.

    Or I could be talking outta my butt.

  • OpenFireGlass

    just listened to the song.... couldn't find a dub connection... sounds like an alternative love song...

  • WingCommander

    Yes, I remember this group very well, they had a smash hit with, "You Only Get What You Give,". There is absolutely a JW connection, as the lead singer was raised as a JW for several years growing up, and then fled later on, as so many young JW's do.

    Can you just "feel the love" for this Org by the wong titles? lol.

    Hope this helped!

    Wing Commander :)

  • kwintestal

    Yes. I remember hearing a feature on them on the radio years ago about the singer and he definately was a JW.

    Their best song was, "You get what you give."


  • unclebruce

    Thanks Doc,

    It looks like the brother's had a hard day in service

    Consider the fact that Maybe You've been brainwashed too

    Consider the fact that Maybe Youve been brainwashed too
    Many will tell you otherwise
    I bet you trust your bank
    Just wait untill it tanks
    Your parents had it planned
    We're almost like them?
    Fun, racist professional sports
    Management gets the real rewards
    Multi national owned evening news
    If we believe we're fools
    You watch 4.5 hours of t.v a day
    And we should listen to what you say?
    Opinions on life and the world
    You eat at the Hard Rock abroad and you disrespect your girl
    Sexism is so ingrained
    that women get the blame
    Is it smug middle class satisfaction you peddle?
    Better hope your car don't breakdown in the Ghetto
    Rich companies lobby best
    Use their products, prepare to lose a breast
    Why your sick mothers health insurance got
    "Accidentally" cancelled is no mystery
    Somebody's paying the government a lot to have access to everybody's medical history
    Greedy banks bought all the farms
    Chemical food, aren't our lives charmed
    Teenagers baited, their money spent
    With credit cards at 20%
    Too broke to worry about the loan
    Their funkin turning off your phone
    And politics, a f***in joke
    Right and left-they're both a hoax
    Just hope the "international" markets don't crash!
    Rock N Roll! Some truth? Alas!
    Careerist cowards sucking ass
    Is real investigative reporting dead?
    Of course, but keep watching your CNN
    The glitz, the glamor, all jokes aside
    If a sponsor pays enough, they'd turn a blind eye on third world genicide
    "Bro, don't get heavy, the bills are paid!"
    Twice a week (missionary style) we all get laid
    Middle management goes first, your out on your ass
    Most ignorance is bred at home
    Good Christian families? then why condone
    Petty hatred of anything different or new
    The fat girl hung her-self in June
    No love at home, they thought she was strong
    Her classmates made up her own song
    "Piggy Peggy ate everyone's pie"
    The kids moved on, one teacher cried
    The kids switched targets the week after she died
    Well? human nature wont change much
    Unless we make a shameful bunch
    Of those we see so glaringly
    Who show hate, ignorance, and hypocracy
    Don't be a coward-make a stand!
    Get in their facae-act like a ham
    Let people know it's not PC
    To be greedy and judgemental under the guise of religion and democracy
    Get loud and stand up every time
    If you give a f*** about man kind
    Cuz if human nature don't evolve soon
    Don't kid your-self, you're f***ing doomed
    Don't run away from change and growth
    Let's start right now, "I take the oath!"
    But first accept one simple truth
    That maybe you've been brainwashed too
    So cynical, so hip, so full of s***, they told us to shut the f*** up and write another hit

    The New Radicals

  • Dr Jekyll
    Dr Jekyll

    Ok so I wasn't talking outta my butt *slaps catweazle OpenFireGlass for getting it wrong* lol

    Thanks for the info everyone.

  • daniel-p

    I had also heard somewhere in an interview with the guy that he had stolen money out of the contribution boxes to buy his first guitar. I don't know if its true or not... sounds a little legendish.

  • Dr Jekyll
    Dr Jekyll

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    Meanwhile, his mom settled on being a Jehovah's witness, so the family from that point on primarily hung out with Irish and Black families instead of Grosse Pointers. "Going to school with these rich kids was shocking, not a care for the struggles going on in the real world." At fifteen he lived large and bought a three hundred dollar four-track recorder from money made snow shoveling and stealing from the church donation box. He then started recording original songs. "I couldn't afford guitar lessons, but my uncle taught me the chords to the Who's 'I Can't Explain', immediately, I started switching the chords and making up my own songs."

    I don't know how true that is though because at every Haoll I've ever been those boxes are in very pominant places, its not as if you wouldn't be seen with your hand inside.

  • prophecor

    Thanks wing commander. I bought that EP the time it came out. I was truly impressed when seeing the video. I bought it first chance I got. On a side note, what's the connection between P.O.D. and the Jehovah's Witnesses? I've heard talk that he was once a Witness as well. Any truth to that?

  • Clam

    They sound ideal to have as the band at an Apostofest.

    Here again is a list of famous Dubs....Elsewhere needs to go on it by now,

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