New Radicals

“You Get What You Give”

(Live on Leno ‘98)

It was a another time, at the end of the 20th century, in the pre-911 world, just before our collective anxiety set in over the impending “doom” of Y2k. Speaking of antiquated acronyms, it was a time when TRL was the gateway to the pulse of popular culture among the youth, before anyone at my High School had a cell phone. The New Radicals were one of the most subtlety, subversive and shortlived acts to break through and set up shop on that countdown hosted by Carson Daly.

“Just don’t be afraid to live…

Health insurance rip off lying,

FDA big bankers buying,

Fake computer crashes dining,

Cloning while they’re multiplying,

Fashion shoots with Beck and Hanson,

Courtney Love and Marilyn Manson,

You’re all fakes –

Run to your mansions,

Come around,

We’ll kick your ass in!