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?!?
We’re kicking off a new sidecast series – Pod O’ Graffitti, a look at the Extreme discography!
In this introductory episode, 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 stories of discovering the music of Extreme, their memories of seeing the band live as far back as 1990 with Alice In Chains. We also break down some of the early pre-Extreme days from both Gary with The Dream and Nuno with Sinful, including a few rare tracks from the aforementioned. From here, we’ll go album by album through the career of Extreme. You’re all invited to the party!
Gary Cherone of Extreme joins Eric in conversation to discuss his early days discovering his voice, stage presence and songwriting, the evolution from Extreme’s self-title debut through to the epic III Sides To Every Story and beyond. Also a lot of his solo efforts from Tribe of Judah, Hurtsmile and Cherone. Memories of Concert for Life and performing Queen’s Love of My Life at Rock In Rio, the Pornograffiti 25 CD and documentary DVD set, what’s the new Extreme record looking like and much more.
Pat Badger of Extreme joins Eric in conversation. We talk about his early days picking up the bass, how he connected with Extreme, the production of the first couple of Extreme records, memories about Concert for Life including meeting John Deacon and Freddie Mercury’s mother, into his solo work on Badger and now Nasty Ass Honey Badgers. We even talk about his KISS fandom as a kid through getting a voicemail from Gene Simmons… of KISS.