EXTREME (band)

Brain Of EBrain Of E Posts: 499
edited April 2008 in Other Music
Has anyone ever heard of Extreme, they were a band in the 80-90's. Their biggest hit was "More Than Words." Anyway, the only album I heard was III Sides to Every Story, and it was awesome. A lot of political songs that would be appropriate these days.
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  • seanw1010seanw1010 Posts: 1,213
    had to learn a song of theirs for a band i played in. never really liked them though
    they call them fingers, but i never see them fing. oh, there they go
  • azwyldcatsazwyldcats Posts: 694
    Can't deny Nuno was/is a great guitarist.
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  • restlesssoulrestlesssoul Posts: 6,913
    more than words was my friends first dance at his wedding. UGH.
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  • Jeremy1012Jeremy1012 Posts: 7,170
    Really a truly bad band. Bettencourt is a great guitarist making shoddy music.
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  • rockpantsrockpants Posts: 835
    Gary Cherone is a douchebag. :)
  • jamie ukjamie uk Posts: 3,812
    Jeremy1012 wrote:
    Really a truly bad band. Bettencourt is a great guitarist making shoddy music.

    I saw them a few times, they were one of those bands that were pretty good for a short time. To be fair, they put on a really excellent, full of energy show. They kinda opitimised a certain time in music, unfortunately for them, that time only lasted for about 6 months.

    btw, get on with your work ;)
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  • Jeremy1012Jeremy1012 Posts: 7,170
    jamie uk wrote:
    I saw them a few times, they were one of those bands that were pretty good for a short time. To be fair, they put on a really excellent, full of energy show. They kinda opitimised a certain time in music, unfortunately for them, that time only lasted for about 6 months.

    btw, get on with your work ;)
    Hah, what are you, the "jamie, do your work and stop saying mean things about bands from the 80s/early 90s what played gay music with widdly solos" police? :D

    yeah, good point. back to it...
    "I remember one night at Muzdalifa with nothing but the sky overhead, I lay awake amid sleeping Muslim brothers and I learned that pilgrims from every land — every colour, and class, and rank; high officials and the beggar alike — all snored in the same language"
  • jamie ukjamie uk Posts: 3,812
    Jeremy1012 wrote:
    Hah, what are you, the "jamie, do your work and stop saying mean things about bands from the 80s/early 90s what played gay music with widdly solos" police? :D

    yeah, good point. back to it...

    Why I oughtta....

    Hah, I guess they were a bit gay, but my girlfriend liked them...she made me go see them :D
    I came, I saw, I concurred.....
  • DjangoDjango Posts: 152
    Exteme? Yeah, Nuno excellent all round guitarist & the singer was a cabbage.
  • 3inputchick3inputchick Posts: 845
    True Story...
    I saw them front row at Jones beach...... Extreme, Cinderella, and David Lee Roth......
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  • Jesika537Jesika537 Posts: 301
    rockpants wrote:
    Gary Cherone is a douchebag. :)

    While it seems impossible... He is the worst frontman Van Halen has ever had.
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  • gabersgabers Posts: 2,786
    I think their performance at the concert for Freddie Mercury at Wembley Stadium was on of the best. Seriously. Youtube it.
  • mr bunglemr bungle Posts: 1,149
    I'll say it!!! 3 Sides To Every story was a very solid album. Timing couldn't have been worse though for them. It came out in 92 right when the Seattle scene was blowing the fuck up. I also heard recently they were going to reunite (doesn't everyone).
  • phatuciniphatucini Posts: 399
    Loved 'em at the time ... but I was just 15 and have somehow "grown out of them" They seem ridiculous now when I listen back to them. It's the same for me for any Band that still has a glimpse of 80's Hair Metal in their sound/attitude/looks I really can't relate to this anymore.
  • Jesika537 wrote:
    While it seems impossible... He is the worst frontman Van Halen has ever had.
    very true
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  • surfanddestroysurfanddestroy Posts: 2,786
    I am really quite sad, I don't mind them, my boyfriend likes them and they are played quite often in my local pub.
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  • elmerelmer Posts: 1,683
    Sheesh. S'all coming out now yer buncha saddo's!

    My first girlfriend loved them, she'd seen them live, we used to snog to the album with More Than Words on it. Actually, I didn't mind then all that much myself, was on a mission at the time to learn to play guitar and there seemed to be some nifty playing on that record.
  • ChazzChazz Posts: 1,066
    I saw them at Donington in '94. They were second headline band before Aerosmith and they were not popular.......people were booing and throwing stuff......

    Aerosmith were brilliant though :)
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  • Brain Of EBrain Of E Posts: 499
    LOL, im so bored. anyway i found this on the Gary Cherone wikipedia page.

    "Cherone is an outspoken opponent of abortion. In 1999 and 2001, Cherone wrote "open letters" to Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam challenging Vedder's pro-choice views, but did not receive a response to either.[5]"
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  • markymark550markymark550 Posts: 5,005
    Hehehe....my sister really liked them about the time that More Than Words came out. I bought her the Pornograffiti album for her birthday or Christmas, can't remember which. Sometime down the road, she gave the album back to me saying that she made a copy of More Than Words, which was the only song she really liked and thought I would like the album more than she did. I admit, I occasionally play that album...:o
  • qontheboardqontheboard Posts: 755
    Get the Funk out!

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  • reeferchiefreeferchief Posts: 3,569
    Ah well, Nevermind.;)
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  • BinFrogBinFrog Posts: 7,292
    They had some catchy songs. "Hole Hearted" had a great acoustic thump, and "Make Love, Not War" has a ridiculously good guitar solo.
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  • chimechime Posts: 7,838
    My first ever gig in '92. I have fond memories of them but don't listen to them ... could have something to do with me having all the albums on tape.

    If the rumoured World tour happens I'd go to relive some memories ... surfy I'll see you and t'other half there :D
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  • More Than Words is a great tune, but definitely not representative of their music as a whole, which I am not a fan of.

    On a side note, Nuno is from my hometown and I played baseball as a kid with his nephew.

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  • Steve DunneSteve Dunne Posts: 4,962
    ah yes...Extreme...goin' back to the days of WAAF's Liz "The Cream Cheese Bitch" Wilde and Ian O'Malley. Good times.

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    also loved 'It's A Monster' and 'Are We Ever Gonna Change' from the other albums.

    fun band live...and i also saw that DLR/Extreme/Cinderella tour...good stuff!
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  • mr bungle wrote:
    I'll say it!!! 3 Sides To Every story was a very solid album. Timing couldn't have been worse though for them. It came out in 92 right when the Seattle scene was blowing the fuck up. I also heard recently they were going to reunite (doesn't everyone).

    they actually were around for several years before that record came out. basically, by the time they made it "big" their style of music was dead. bad timing indeed.
  • DjangoDjango Posts: 152
    phatucini wrote:
    It's the same for me for any Band that still has a glimpse of 80's Hair Metal in their sound/attitude/looks I really can't relate to this anymore.

    Ditto
  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave Posts: 38,361
    edited March 2
    new music, FYI (reminds me of late STP, Weiland era)

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