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4.4 out of 5 stars
4.4 out of 5 stars
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on 4 June 2001
This is the first of extreme's four albums, and I believe one of the best. This is a reasonably mellow collection of rock songs and not for the heavy metalers out there. You can hear Nuno had not reached his peak at this time, but the solo in "Teachers Pet" will still leave you stunned. Perhaps this albums only downfall is that it appears to only be a collection of songs, it doesn't gel in the way "Pornograffitti" and "3 sides" does. Everyone will recognise "Play With Me" from the movie "Waynes World" and that sums up this album, a superb ensemble of soft rock for electric guitar fans everywhere. If this is your first purchase of an extreme album I would suggest "Pornograffitti" as an introduction to the band, then buy this when you understand their perspective.
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on 19 May 2003
i feel that this is really for hardcore fans of extreme, and wish to expand their appreciation of the band's style. their style? different at some points, especially with mutha(dont wanna go to school today), but that has one helluvan intro.
lets rate some stuff; i like lookin at the "not as good as" points, and then the REALLY good ones:
Little Girls: Fantastic intro to an album, kicks off the wierdness often expierienced with start of extreme albums (Decad. Dance, Warheads, something I've forgotten) and no exception, with a harmonica might i say! (played by something Raphael) the only extreme song to ever incorporate such an instrument... and nuno's solo is fantabulous (pete townhsend should steer clear of this one if he doesnt want any more trouble...)
Wind Me Up: classic cockrock song with an amazin rythym to it (still cannae find the tab...)
Kid Ego: great song with a wakey-uppy intro, one of their hits which stars in the best of extreme. fantastic again, "steppin on the little people
Watching, Waiting: EXTREMly poignant song, which makes even the biggest of boys cry, i just dont know where this came from, or what inspired Gary and Nuno to write this, truly amazing stuff, great duet...
Mutha: two words; delicious intro
Teacher's Pet: i like this, the intro helped me to learn squealing p.harmonics with palm muting, another story, this shows nuno's tremendous capability, if you haven't already noticed it by now...
Big Boys Dont Cry: strange song, ace, but strange...
Smoke Signals: oh my god, this is as funky as it gets with this accoustic guitar intro; i'v never heard someone make it sound like that before, so funked up. i love it.
Flesh And Blood: this is great, really catchy, sticks in your head, and feels good there. you'll hear the cheesiness of the eighties i was explainin before, the salp bass bits are funky, (after the solo)
Rock a Bye Bye: wierd, orchestral, guitar solo-ey thing. nice though; this manages to put me to sleep, not in a boring sense...
Play With Me: this is spectacular, double time from any of the other songs, the guitar solo blows me away, it packs the tightness of this band's playing into a whole 3mins whatevasecs, it really does rule...
well summing up, a two-very enthusiastic- thumbs up. couple of things; this band were given the "best welcome" at freddie mercury's tribute (buy that too!), they still have the record for rock's accoustic number with more than words, and nuno made his own guitar for this album. impressive how tight this band's playing is, on any other rock album you can make out little mistakes, missed beats, flat notes, out of key singing etc, you wont find that with extreme...buy this album, you just might love it...why are you still here?
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on 9 March 2010
The beginning of the legendary / unrecognised band. Popular in America but justy by asking around i've found very little people have came across them, even though they've definatly heard their hit 'More than words' near enough once a month.

This album is nothiing soft like more than words, however don't be put off, it's not heavy metal, head bashing stuff either.

The best way i can describe their music apart from being funky is - imagine Queen only they have an American background instead.

My recommendations is to buy all their albums because each is different to the other. Waiting for the punchline however i wouldn't force upon anyone as some tracks are badly recorded in my opinion.

For this album however, i downloaded it via MP3, all top quality and if your 30+ i guarantee they'll bring back that 80's feeling.

I'm biased as i enjoy every song made by Extreme, but i few recommendations for this album i would advise you listening to:

Little Girls
Teachers Pet
Flesh N Blood

If you like Queen you'll like these guys much better. Im not going to persuade you to buy this album but all i can say is, you only live once and to miss out on this for a few quid your certainly going to have a dull life ahead of you!

Many thanks to Nuno's licks and Garys wonderful voice, look forward to seeing you return to the UK, and welcome back.

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on 28 May 2015
The first of the Extreme albums, it's clear that the band is still bursting with youth. The songs are dynamic and the lyrics are geared towards people in their teens or college years. Nonetheless, they already get the vibe right and Nuno's guitar playing is, well, magnificent. The technique of this man, his riffs, the creativity in his solo's, the emotions he always manages to blend into whatever he does...ah. Later Nuno Bettencourt would become a truly maturing and matured soloist with but few others to match him, although he's not as known as some of these others. Truly a great guitar player, and this is already gnisteringly clear on this album.
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on 2 January 2013
I can't say i like it very much, although there are some nice songs in here but overall too glamy for me.
Others might like it, it is a good album for those who like the genre, but can't recommend it as my favorite genre, so i will just say it is ok and let you decide if you like it or not.
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on 12 July 2014
Raw rock at its best great pre-cursor to pornograffitti which I believe is their best Saw them in Birmingham last week they were unbelievable . total performance outstanding. hope they release new album soon
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on 11 October 2009
Great first album, but easily superceded by their later efforts.

Good deal though, with excellent delivery and communications throughout from this seller. Recommended
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on 29 August 2012
this album shows how versatile Extreme are. There are rocky songs like Kid ego, then softer next to each other! Brilliant album to listen to!
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on 6 November 2014
To be honest I only bought this album for 1 song " play with me " from Bill and Ted I don't really care for the others much.
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on 7 March 2013
Item despatched quickly and received as described. Fantastic service and will definitely be ordering from you again in the future.
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