In 1989, Extreme made their debut with a self-titled record on A&M Records that was kinda, sorta produced by legendary producer Mack.
In this second episode of the Pod O’ Graffitti series, your hosts Sonny “Hollywood” Pooni of the Growin’ Up Rock Podcast, Brian Sword of The Double Stop Podcast, and Eric Miller of The Pods & Sods Network share their thoughts on this debut album. Tons of trivia, tons of little factoid nuggets, a close examination of the lyrics both immature and deep, lots of “Nuno’s solo is really fantastic!”, talk of B-sides, a few detours into Mozart, CSNY, two drink minimums, and drunken karaoke. Do.. you.. want.. to.. PLAY?!?
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Heard of them through the “Kid Ego” vid on Headbanger’s Ball, went out and bought the cassette. I was about 20.
Extreme was for a bit, in certain circles, considered a “Christian band”. Even with all the sex. Didn’t make sense. Then Porno came out, and I had a neighbor who gave me his CD because he had bought it for “More than Words”, and had no idea what else the band was about.