Sunday, November 21, 2010

Classic melodic rock CD of the week

By Stephen Kasenda

EXTREME “Pornograffitti " (1990)

Funny how many people didn't even know how Extreme really sounds because they're overshadowed by their own romantic acoustic love song, "More Than Words". But you need to explore the undeniably infinite musical capacity of the quartet, especially the thunderous fingerpicking by the guitar god, Nuno Bettencourt.

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

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