Saudades De Rock CD
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However, on their 1990 release Pornograffiti, they really pulled out the stops and quickly made me a fan. While many people remember this album mainly for the ballad More Than Words when minus that song, the album rocked like almost no album that I've heard then or since. Nuno quickly was rightfully elevated to guitar god status and the band became huge selling around 3 million copies.
But in 1991 Nirvana and grunge hit big and Extreme got caught in the hair band backlash that IMO they really didn't deserve. So it was with no fanfare and only Gold album sales with 1992's III Sides To Every Story which was my favorite album that came out that particular year.
The band then was really jaded with how quickly a band can get popular and then have those same fans turn on them when their material itself actually got stronger.
So that jaded mentality caused their (up till recently) final album Waiting For The Punchline (released in 1995) to reak of mediocrity with only a few good songs on it. They just sounded unhappy on it and not really wanting to record an album at that point after the sales debacle of their fantastic 3rd album.
3/4's of the original lineup (minus the original drummer who is a successful manager of bands such as Godsmack in addition to Extreme as well now) has returned though in 2008 with an album called Saudades De Rock which is for the most part a proper return to form for this underrated band.Read more ›
1) Star - 6/10 - I can't get past the chorus. I love the rest of the song. Not the best way to start off the album but many other fans I know love it.
2) Comfortably Dumb - 10/10 - Love this song. I read that it has grown on some. This was great to me on listen #1.
3) Learn to Love - 10/10 - WOW! Just WOW! First time I listened I thought it was good but now every time I hear it I just get pumped. My fav. Chorus on the album.
4) Take Us Alive- 8/10 - First off this is a GREAT Live song! Loved it in concert. Rockabilly is alive and well.
5) Run - 8/10 - A lot of people like this song and think it' the best on the album. Not my fav. but a good tune.
6) Last Hour - 8/10 - A great rock/blues song that takes some time to catch.
7) Flower Man - 7/10 - This sounds like Nuno's Solo work.
8 ) King of the Ladies - 8/10 - A fun rock, almost hip/hop song that shoul never be taken too seriously.
9) Ghost - 8.Read more ›
Anyway, I would describe this album as combination of the straight-ahead rock attitude of the first album, some of the rawness of Waiting for the Punchline and the sensibilities of Nuno's solo material. As with any Extreme album, you'll find many different types of styles.
Star = Extreme's take on classic rock
Comfortably Dumb = This song could have been on Waiting for the Punhcline (that's a really good thing!)
Learn to Love = Incredibly funky beat/riff with a great, catchy chorus.
Take Us Alive = Fun little song
Run = Funky and one of my instant favourites
Last Hour = To be honest, this is probably my least favourite song despite some great vocals by Gary
Flower Man = Punkish type feel. I absolutely love Nuno and Pat's background vocals, especially in the last chorus.
King of the Ladies = Awesome song. I love the fact that Nuno sings lead.
Ghost = Amazing pop rock song. An Extreme classic.
Slide = One of Extreme's funkiest songs. Love it.
Interface = A great re-do on this Dramagods song. Took a while but I came to really like this version.
Sunrise = One of those songs that you don't "get" right away but I've come to like it.
Peace = Another Extreme classic. One of the songs that made me feel like this was a "real" Extreme album.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a solid album with only a few filler tracks but still a better band than most modern bands who have released crap in 2008!!!! Extreme are a awesome band! !!!! Read morePublished 6 months ago by nick bacic
Lack funds prevented me from buying it when it came out. Well worth the wait. A very solid album from start to finish. Kick butt Rock n Roll.Published 21 months ago by frank
I've always been a diehard for these guys but their last album didn't catch me like the rest. Saudades completely makes up for it and then some. This album is just "raw". Read morePublished on September 9, 2013 by Angie Janes
absolutely amazing album! these guys are truly one of the best bands to come out of the late 80s ! Nuno is now and always will be a MONSTER on the 6 string! Read morePublished on May 12, 2013 by BBDMF
I was an Extreme fan before their commercial success with Hole Hearted and More Than Words. I especially like the III Sides to Every Story album. Read morePublished on April 20, 2013 by Jimi in Ohio
Great record! King of the Ladys and Run are my favorites and Nuno on guitar is amazing! I'm glad Nuno and Gary worked out their differences.Published on December 14, 2012 by Paul Da Silva