Extreme II - Pornograffitti

August 7, 1990 | Format: MP3

$9.49
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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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6:16
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: August 7, 1990
  • Release Date: August 7, 1990
  • Label: A&M
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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 (100 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #40,181 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

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

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 A. Halonen on October 25, 2005
Format: Audio CD
I've listened and heard this band since I was 8 years old(in 1992). This was my first favourite band. Of course there have been many many bands and artists after that. Now I am more with jazz and blues music because I play blues/jazz myself too..

But I have to say, that from 1992 (when I first heard this album) to this day, this might be the cd I've played most in my cd-player.

Pornograffitti, yes. Maybe this is the best funkmetal album ever. Maybe, or maybe not?! Well, I think it IS.

This is very uneven album, like a rollercoaster, and that's one reason I like it so much. It's got rough funkmetal like with some big band, good frank sinatra-type jazz song. And maybe I'm still liking it very much in this day cos' there are much horns in this album, and I play horns myself, to be honest not "horns", just saxophone and bass clarinet. Very good professionals in the band - I'm not going to put Nuno front in review like a Jesus, because I think the band works just great together. Without three others Nuno would be nothing and without Nuno the band wouldn't be as catchy and interesting.

Especially I've played title-song. It's very hard funkmetal song. It's got pretty clever solo played by Nuno, which sounds like you were walking in red district lights area, near whores, beasts and lust. And Gary Cherone's singing is very powerful in this song. Also Paul and Pat are funking this metal forward. Very smooth song, you can dance and jump around with this flow song, althought it's metal!!

Other highlights in my opinion are Li'l jack horny, When I'm president get the funk out, It's (a monster), when I first kissed you, Suzi, He-man woman hater and of course song for love where Pat does great bass-solo.
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