Extreme II - Pornograffitti

August 7, 1990 | Format: MP3

$9.49
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4:52
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4:21
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4:24
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5:34
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4:11
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4:25
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6:16
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3:38
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5:56
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  • Total Length: 1:04:26
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  • ASIN: B001NTNJL4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (97 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,359 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

One of the best rock albums ever.
DaveG
Extreme was a hard rock / metal band, but music is music and there is more here than just about any other album I can think of.
W. Jarkousky
The album is both musically sophisticated and lyrically sound.
Marc Swikull

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Matt on September 9, 2001
Format: Audio CD
This CD is so cool in every respect. The songs are well written and fun to listen to (see "When I'm President"). The musicianship on this record is incredible--it's no wonder Eddie Van Halen chose Gary Cherone to be the (short lived) vocalist for Van Halen. As for Nuno Bettencourt, I think he's a very underrated guitar player. Maybe not underrated, but unknown? At least I rarely ever hear about him, and I'm a guitar player. Check out the intro to "He Man Woman Hater," called "Flight of the Wounded Bumble Bee" (and YES, Nuno *did* play that, contrary to what another reviewer said...that was *not* Dweezil Zappa. He played on a different song.).
The recording quality of this CD is great. It's how every metal/hard rock CD should sound. The guitars aren't all muddy and washed out. They're loud, but clear, and you can still hear the vocals and everything else over them. Sounds GREAT cranked up. Extreme's best album without a doubt.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Karl John Krumrey IV on January 28, 2000
Format: Audio CD
In every era of music, there's those bands that just have talent coming out their orifices, yet somehow slip through the cracks of the mainstream audience. Extreme is this era's underrated wonder. Sadly they are categorized by their two mainstream hits (from this album) 'More than Words' and 'Hole Hearted'. While they're both great songs, lord, there's so much more to this band.
From the power-chord kickoff of Decadent Dance, the listener knows that their proverbial a**es are about to be kicked for an hour. Aside from the occasional ballad, this album rocks out without a shred of filler. Cherone finally settles into a comfortable Freddie Mercury-ish vocal style that suits him and the music perfectly. Nuno's guitar playing is kicked into high octane from their debut album, it's more well-timed, restrained, yet way out of the league of 95% of the musical population. The rhythm section is at their best on this recording, as well.
This album's only shortcoming is that it loses it's momentum towards the end. Suzi (Wants her all day What?) seems to be a filler song, and 'When I First Kissed You', while certainly loungey, loose, and different, won't appeal to everyone. It picks up again with Nuno's blistering 'Flight of the Wounded Bumblebee' guitar interlude, and the final three songs are more masterpeices.
Pornograffiti is the album to start with when looking into this sadly overlooked group. Their best was yet to come, though.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Eduardo N. Carrillo on March 26, 2003
Format: Audio CD
Toward the late '80s I was getting very disillusioned with all this glam rock. Everyone sounded the same. Then Extreme came along. I bought this cd for More Than Words, but was extremely surprised by what I heard. Normally, it takes a while for a cd to grow on me; to hear the music; to look more closely at the lyrics. Not so with Pornograffitti! Immediately with the opening song, Decadence Dance, and all throughout I was totally blown away by how original and exciting this band was. Nuno is a guitar wizard, guitar god, guitar genius and every other superlative you can think of. Their vocal harmonies are amazing , Gary's lyrics are very creative and poetic at times, and Nuno's guitar work and solos are breath-taking. This is just an amazing cd on all levels. It revived my interest in music and continues to be my all time favorite work by Nuno Bettencourt. I would recommend this to any and every rock fan.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Bill Allison on May 21, 2001
Format: Audio CD
I was really late, discovering these guys. Sure I had heard "more than words" and "hole hearted" but I always just kinda blew them off. In 1994, the heyday of grunge and doom-rock, A musician friend of mine turned me on to Extreme. It seems that most guitar players listen to these guys because of Nuno Bettencourt's guitar playing. It's pretty amazing. To me these guys came across like a breath of fresh air. This album is full of suprises. The guitar playing is some of the best I have EVER heard and Gary Cherone's vocals are solid. My only problem is actually keeping a copy. They always get "borrowed" by my friends. After seven years, this album has never gotten old. One thing that seperates Extreme from the rest of the bands to come from their era (Poison, Whitesnake, Kix, SLaughter) aside from talent, is their song-writing skills. They sang about more than just driving fast cars and getting laid. Their debut album was good, but this is way better.
It's still nice, in a world full of Godsmacks and Slipknots, to be able to throw something like this in the player from time to time. Great album.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Bill Allison on April 21, 2004
Format: Audio CD
The years have gone by (all too fast, I'm afraid) and I still love to put this one on and just rock out. Seriously this album rocks so f#!%ing hard that I find it hard to believe that the only ones who realized the band's genius were those who picked this up for "More Than Words" and got a surprise, and the guitar-gurus out there who were already aware of Nuno Bettencourt's guitar wizardry. Looking back, I now realize that it was the timing that was responsible for the band being so overlooked and I still haven't figured out if they were too late or just way ahead of their time. One thing's for sure: the musicianship is absolutely flawless. Be it the aforementioned Bettencourt's shredding, Pat Badger's powehouse bass, Paul Geary's slamming, or Gary Cherone's wailing, this is as fine as it gets. They played incredibly tight together and I'm SO sorry that I never got to catch these guys live. There's a certain infectious energy here that VERY few bands have ever come close to matching. In my mind, the band never quite re-created what they pulled off with "Pornograffiti". That's not to say that their other three albums weren't all great in their own way, it's just that this one was so colorful, unique, diverse, eclectic and brilliant, following it up would have been a tough act for any band to follow. In short, this is the DEFINITIVE Extreme album and if you could only pick one, just GRAB this one.
If I only had one complaint, it's that "Watching Waiting" from their self-titled debut should have been on this one instead. It would have fit in perfectly with the flow and concept. Aside from that, "Pornograffiti" is perfect. If you don't have this in your collection, don't worry. It's never too late. Just scroll to the top and click on "buy". Trust me, your life will be much more enjoyable.
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