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Grew up on this as my mum was an avid Queen fan and loved this band for being the only musicians who could sing and perform all of Queens songs live without the need for Brian May to come in to play guitar, etc.
That said Nuno has been a personal inspiration for his guitar playing and Cherone's vocals are some of the strongest ever heard of in rock!
Perhaps known more for More Than Words but there is so much more these guys offer!

One of the most underrated guitar albums ever

Extreme arrived to the 80s shred party a bit late so despite Nuno being one of the greatest guitarists around, they never got the recognition deserved. Only 'More Than Words' got them truly noticed, which isn't even they're sound. So by the time this album came out, where they toned out the 80s influence and added some tasteful blues, it was too late for them. Though the mix isn't great for this album (the drums sound like a bar band demo) the guitar playing and song writing is top class. I find it a real shame that more people don't know about it. The hidden track 'waiting for the punch line' is probably my favourite track, so I don't know why they buried it at the end!


Formed: 1985 in Boston, MA

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '80s, '90s

Extreme's music was never easy to classify, since it rarely confined itself to heavy metal, hard rock, or pop. The Massachusetts-based band formed in 1985; guitarist Nuno Bettencourt had already played in a local band with bassist Pat Badger, while singer Gary Cherone fronted his own group with drummer Paul Geary. The two bands eventually merged, and Cherone and Bettencourt formed a songwriting partnership that would soon place Extreme atop the Billboard charts, if only for a short period. Coupling...
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