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Sunday, April 30, 2006

Addicted to Alexis

I was very pleased to see that James from Green Pea-ness had recently discovered the joys of Alexis Strum. Bad Haircut was definitely one of my most played tunes of last year, and she really isn’t getting the recognition she deserves (is this the curse of Popjustice?). So, rather than give you what you can easily get off Itunes, I thought I’d share some rare Alexis tracks off the sadly never released debut album.

Before she was a modern balladeer, Alexis was an electropop chick with a contract with Warner. Her first single was due to be Addicted, which although got sent out on promo, never made it into a single release. An album sampler was released to radio stations featuring: Addicted, Coming On Strong, Rock This Disco, Still Standing, and Nothing Good About This Goodbye. Songs Still, Keep Up, and Rodeo leaked soon after. Unfortunately, nothing came of the initial promos, and Alexis soon parted ways with Warner.

In the same year, Kylie Minogue covered Still Standing, and in 2005, Rachel Stevens covered Nothing Good About This Goodbye. Alongside these two tracks, Rodeo and Addicted were the best tracks on the sampler and are here for your listening pleasure.

If you like what you hear, don’t forget to check out Alexis’ Popjustice blog, as well as her myspace page, where you can hear her latest single The Long Way Home.

MP3: Alexis Strum – Addicted (Expired)
MP3: Alexis Strum – Nothing Good About This Goodbye (Expired)
MP3: Alexis Strum – Rodeo (Expired)
MP3: Alexis Strum – Still Standing (Expired)

3 Comments:

Blogger H said...

Oh. My. God. Thank you! I've only recently discovered the Mighty Strum (even though Mr PJ has been banging on about her for ages) and many an hour has been spent looking for her electropop wilderness-years material. I have great difficulty in deciding whether Alexis' or La Stevens's version of Nothing Good About This Goodbye is better but I think Rachel wins because of the guitar solo stolen from Natalie Imbruglia's Torn.

May 04, 2006 3:26 am

 
Blogger bulldoggy said...

I'm glad i found this blpg when you're you only two months into this. I shan't miss out on your posts again! I've posted elsewhen in your blog asking for the Richard X Fugitive track but i gotta say, Strum's ROdeo would be awesome too...
-B

May 20, 2006 9:42 pm

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey could you repost these please? Thanks :)

July 18, 2007 8:01 pm

 

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