Electrasy

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Electrasy
OriginDorset, England
GenresFolk rock
Indie rock
Alternative Rock
Britpop
Years active1994–2008
LabelsMCA/Universal UK
Arista
Pink Hedgehog Records
MembersSteve Atkins
Ali McKinnell
Alex Meadows
Paul Pridmore
Past membersJim Hayden
Nigel Nisbet
 
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Electrasy
OriginDorset, England
GenresFolk rock
Indie rock
Alternative Rock
Britpop
Years active1994–2008
LabelsMCA/Universal UK
Arista
Pink Hedgehog Records
MembersSteve Atkins
Ali McKinnell
Alex Meadows
Paul Pridmore
Past membersJim Hayden
Nigel Nisbet

Electrasy were a British rock band. Formed in 1994, the band consists 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) and drummer Paul Pridmore. Keyboardist, Jim Hayden, left in 2001. Nigel Nisbet left the band in 2003 and by February 2007, he released his solo-album entitled "Calling All The Dreamers".

Career[edit]

Electrasy achieved minor UK Singles Chart success with "Morning Afterglow" (reached number 19),[1] and released two 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 they recorded a new version of "Angel" for In Here We Fall. Trouble with their record labels – first MCA/Universal UK and then Arista in the U.S. – delayed their 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]

By 2013, the band re-recorded their song "Today's the Day" for Pink Hedgehog Records' album "Close to the Hedge", featuring various artists.

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]

YearInformationUK Album Chart
1998Beautiful 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
2000In 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
2008Wired 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]

YearInformationUK Singles ChartAlbum
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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