Electrasy

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Electrasy
Origin Dorset, England
Genres Folk rock
Indie rock
Alternative Rock
Britpop
Years active 1994–2002
Labels MCA/Universal UK
Arista
Pink Hedgehog Records
Members Steve Atkins
Jim Hayden
Ali McKinnell
Alex Meadows
Nigel Nisbet
Paul Pridmore

Electrasy were a British rock band. Formed in 1994 in Dorset, UK, the band consisted of vocalist Alisdair (Ali) McKinnell, guitarists Nigel Nisbet and Steve Atkins, bassist Alex Meadows (who joined the band before they recorded In Here We Fall), drummer Paul Pridmore and Keyboardist Jim Hayden. The band were active until 2002, although several members of the band still based in the UK after this time continued to perform occasional gigs. Nigel Nisbet has subsequently released two solo-albums, "Calling All The Dreamers" in 2007, and "Musicians are Different" in 2015. Alex Meadows has also released recent solo material under the name "The Inexperienced", and is also a regular performer with various other acts (Tom Jones, Il Divo).

Career[edit]

Electrasy achieved UK Singles Chart success with "Morning Afterglow" (reached number 19),[1] and released two major label albums, 1998's Beautiful Insane in the UK and 2000's In Here We Fall in the U.S. "Morning Afterglow" was on both albums and a new version of "Angel" was recorded for In Here We Fall. Trouble with their record labels – first MCA/Universal UK and then Arista in the U.S. – delayed release of the third album, Wired for Dreaming, which was finally released in October 2008 and can be ordered online.

In Here We Fall features a cover of the Led Zeppelin song "Dazed and Confused". The song "Cosmic Castaway", from the same album, was also featured on the soundtrack album of the 2000 animated film, Titan A.E. In addition, their song "Renegades" can be heard in the final scene and credits for the movie, Monkeybone, although the song does not appear on the soundtrack album.[citation needed]

In 2013, the band released a previously unreleased version of the song "Today's the Day" for Pink Hedgehog Records' compilation album "Close to the Hedge", featuring various artists. This version of the song was originally recorded in 1997 as part of the pre-production for the album Beautiful Insane

The Guinness Book Of Records has stated that the video to their single "Best Friend's Girl" features the group and members of the Official Laurel and Hardy fan club throwing 4,400 custard pies in three minutes.[citation needed]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Information UK Album Chart
1998 Beautiful Insane
  • Debut studio album
  • Released: 17 September 1998
  • Formats: CD
  • Tracklisting:
  1. Lost in Space
  2. Queen of the Crimson Nile
  3. Strawberry Sunrise
  4. Nineteen
  5. Best Friend's Girl
  6. Morning Afterglow
  7. Chemical Angel
  8. Miracle
  9. Beautiful Insane
  10. Angel
  11. Demented
  12. Today's the Day
No.41
2000 In Here We Fall
  • Second studio album
  • Released: 26 September 2000
  • Formats: CD
  • Tracklisting:
  1. Renegades
  2. Naked
  3. Morning Afterglow
  4. Dazed and Confused
  5. Bussed Out
  6. Cosmic Castaway
  7. Special Forces
  8. Foot Soldierz
  9. In Here We Fall
  10. Angel
  11. Cry
2008 Wired for Dreaming
  • Third studio album
  • Released: 2008 (Recorded in 2001)
  • Formats: CD
  • Tracklisting:
  1. Far Away
  2. Million of You
  3. White Noise
  4. Goin' Down
  5. You Don't Get It
  6. Wired for Dreaming
  7. Lullaby
  8. Sacred
  9. Dr. Zack
  10. Roll it Up
  11. Alive and Breathing
  12. The Only Drug
  13. Floating

Singles[edit]

Year Information UK Singles Chart Album
1998 "Lost in Space"
  • Debut single
  • Released: 1 June 1998
  • Formats: CD, Cassette, 7"
  • Tracklisting:
  1. Lost in Space
  2. I Got U
  3. Cosmic Crusader
No.60
Beautiful Insane
"Morning Afterglow"
  • Second single
  • Released: 24 August 1998
  • Formats: 2 x CD, Cassette
  • Tracklisting:
  • CD 1
  1. Morning Afterglow
  2. Queen of the Crimson Nile (The Honky Tonk Version)
  3. Lost in Space (The Summer Of Love Version)
  • CD 2
  1. Morning Afterglow (The Drummer's in the Pub Version)
  2. Victoria
  3. Nothing to Do But Get Stoned (The Grassed Up Version)
No.19
"Best Friend's Girl"
  • Third single
  • Released: 16 November 1998
  • Formats: 2 x CD
  • Tracklisting:
  • CD1
  1. Best Friend's Girl (Fat Nanny Radio Remix)
  2. Best Friend's Girl (Edit)
  3. Cabaret of Love
  • CD2
  1. Best Friend's Girl (The Future Funk Squad's 'Threesome' Radio Mix)
  2. Get the Monk Out
  3. Wasted Fixation
No.41
2008 "Roll it Up"
  • Fourth single
  • Released: 7 July 2008
  • Formats: Digital download
  • Tracklisting:
  1. Roll it Up
Wired for Dreaming

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 180. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 

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