EXTREME
Funk Metal / Hard Rock / Non-Metal / Glam Metal • United States

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Extreme is an American rock band, headed by frontmen Gary Cherone and Nuno Bettencourt, that reached the height of their popularity in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Among some of Extreme's musical influences are Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin, and Queen. The band played at The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert in 1992, also jammed with Brian May and Van Halen, and Cherone joined Van Halen in 1996. The band has described their music as "Funky Metal" in the early days, but it would evolve much more in the mid-90s by blending classic rock influences with post-grunge and alternative rock. They have released five studio albums, two EPs (in Japan) and two compilation albums since their formation. The band was one of the most successful rock acts of the early 1990s, selling over 10 million albums worldwide. Extreme achieved their greatest success with their 1990 album Pornograffitti, which peaked at number 10 read more...
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EXTREME albums / top albums

.. Album Cover 3.00 | 7 ratings
Extreme
Glam Metal 1989
.. Album Cover 4.17 | 27 ratings
Extreme II: Pornograffitti
Funk Metal 1990
.. Album Cover 4.00 | 12 ratings
III Sides To Every Story
Hard Rock 1992
.. Album Cover 3.50 | 5 ratings
Waiting For The Punchline
Hard Rock 1994
.. Album Cover 3.50 | 5 ratings
Saudades De Rock
Hard Rock 2008

EXTREME EPs & splits

.. Album Cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Extragraffitti
Funk Metal 1990
.. Album Cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
Running Gag
Hard Rock 1995

EXTREME live albums

.. Album Cover 2.57 | 2 ratings
Take Us Alive
Funk Metal 2010

EXTREME demos, promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs)

EXTREME re-issues & compilations

.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Best Of Extreme: An Accidental Collication Of Atoms?
Hard Rock 1998
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Collection
Hard Rock 2002
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Best Of Extreme
Hard Rock 2002

EXTREME singles (12)

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2.00 | 1 ratings
Kid Ego
Hard Rock 1989
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2.00 | 1 ratings
More Than Words
Non-Metal 1990
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Decadence Dance
Funk Metal 1990
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Get The Funk Out
Funk Metal 1990
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Hole Hearted
Non-Metal 1991
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Song For Love
Non-Metal 1992
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Stop The World
Funk Metal 1992
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Rest In Peace
Funk Metal 1992
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Tragic Comic
Non-Metal 1992
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2.00 | 1 ratings
There Is No God
Funk Metal 1994
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Hip Today
Funk Metal 1995
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Cynical
Funk Metal 1995

EXTREME movies (DVD, Blu-Ray or VHS)

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Classic Extreme
Funk Metal 2005
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Videograffiti: The Definitive
Funk Metal 2006
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Takes Us Alive
Funk Metal 2010

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EXTREME Extreme II: Pornograffitti

Album · 1990 · Funk Metal
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Negoba
Decadancing to one of Glam's Best

I picked up Extreme's Pornograffiti at the urging of Guitar magazine like many albums before, and at the time thought I'd found the best album I'd ever heard. It was that good. Along with a huge dose of phenomenal guitar playing was some of the best songwriting ever to find itself into glam. The whole album is a commentary on the already cliched scene into which the band was catching the tail.

But a sharp wit and some intelligence would never have been enough. 1990 was smack in the middle of the age of the guitar, and Nuno Bettencourt was the wunderkind of the moment after Extreme's debut and the tapping extravaganza on "Mutha Don't Want to Go to School Today." On Pornograffiti, he not only lives up to his shredder rep, but sings harmony, grooves, and basically adds music to a genre that was running on fumes even before grunge put it out of its misery.

Getting "More than Words" out of the way, I must mention that this song was much better than probably any other glam power ballad save perhaps "Wanted: Dead or Alive." The finger plucked acoustic was a huge step forward from the mindless G-C strumming that had become the norm, and on the album we even got a little clean tapping extravaganza to finish things off. Similarly, the acoustic rocker "Hole Hearted" took the unplugged formula and pushed it. Interestingly, though I bought the album to listen to guitar solos, that is fairly far down the list in reasons I admire it now. That is not say that the solos are poor. In fact, they are example of the hottest gun at the peak of the shred movement. The fact that the music bests the wankery is a testament to the band, album, and artist.

The thing that blew me away from the beginning, however, was Nuno's tone. It was friggin' huge. Sizzling with harmonics, double tracked and thick, the entire album sounded fresh and powerful. The long build to "Decadence Dance" was a tasty appetizer before the great riff and perfect hook. To this day, this may be my favorite hair metal rocker ever. At the same time, the band is easing us into the theme, which is of course slamming the sleaze sex that had become part and parcel of bands who tried to look like the bimbos they were hoping to land.

At the time, the band was proud to be infusing a little funk into their metal. It wasn't the first time, but was perhaps the first album to push the sound start to finish. While Faith No More's Real Thing would be hitting at the same time, the move got a bit overshadowed. But songs like "Get the Funk Out," "Pornograffiti," and "He-Man Woman Hater" were great rockers with plenty of syncopation.

Almost 500 words to say...metal masterpiece. I knew from the first time I heard the first song. And 20 years later my opinion hasn't changed.

EXTREME Extreme II: Pornograffitti

Album · 1990 · Funk Metal
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Stephen
Funny how many people didn't even know how Extreme really sounds because they're overshadowed by their own romanticoustic love song, "More Than Words", but you need to explore the undeniably infinite musical capacity of the quartet, especially the thunderous fingerpicking by the guitargod, Nuno Bettencourt.

"Decadence Dance", for example, showed an enthusiastic groove with hot-blooded guitar shred and anthemic chorus. "Get The Funk Out" is an inviting performance with perfectly executed rhythm. "Hole Hearted" is an instant radio hit classic. Other songs such as "When I First Kissed You" and "It's A Monster" are madly awesome as well. A strong and probably their best release!

EXTREME Extreme II: Pornograffitti

Album · 1990 · Funk Metal
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NJCat_11
This album is EXTREME, quite literally, and at its very best.

If you have never heard of the band Extreme, then you have never heard of the man named Nuno Bettencourt, and that is just plain blasphemy. Nuno Bettencourt is nothing short of a guitar prodigy, and he definitely likes to show off. With the technical mastery of Michael Angelo Batio, the funkiness of Greg Howe, and the sensibility of Satch, this album revolves around Bettencourt, and that is a very good thing.

As for everyone else, top notch. Gary Cherone is a great singer, and his unique style fits perfectly together with Bettencourt's angular playing.

Every song is my favorite. 5 stars!

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