EXTREME – Pornograffitti

Extreme – Pornograffitti (1990, A&M Records)

Track Listing:
1. “Decadence Dance” … 6:49
2. “Li’l Jack Horny” … 4:51
3. “When I’m President” … 4:21
4. “Get The Funk Out” … 4:24
5. “More Than Words” … 5:34
6. “Money (In God We Trust)” … 4:11
7. “It (‘s a Monster)” … 4:24
8. “Pornograffitti” … 6:15
9. “When I First Kissed You” … 4:00
10. “Suzi (Wants Her All Day What?)” … 3:38
11. “He-Man Woman Hater” … 6:20
12. “Song For Love” … 5:55
13. “Hole Hearted” … 3:39

Gary Cherone – Lead Vocals
Nuno Bettencourt – Guitar, Piano, Keyboard, Percussion, Backing Vocals
Pat Badger – Bass, Backing Vocals
Paul Geary – Drums, Percussion

Additional Musicians:
Dweezil Zappa – Guitar
Pete Christlieb – Sax
Joel Peskin – Sax
Bob Findley – Trumpet
Chuck Findley – Trumpet
Dick Hyde – Trombone
Bill Watrous – Trombone

Produced by: Michael Wagener

AKA – Extreme II: Pornograffitti. Great album. Extreme were a band I originally had a hard time getting into outside of the mega hits “More Than Words” and “Hole Hearted”. Upon first listen, this album was just too much funk metal for me, but now I’ve seen the error of my ways. Funny enough, I felt the opposite about 2008’s Saudades de Rock… which didn’t have *enough* funk metal!

So besides the two previous mentioned songs (which didn’t really represent the band’s overall style accurately), there’s a number of monsters here. “Get the Funk Out” is probably my favorite Extreme song, it’s so big and bombastic and catchy. I love it.

Check out “He-Man Woman Hater” for some great work from Nuno.

Highlights: “Decadence Dance”, “Li’l Jack Horny”, “Get the Funk Out”, “More than Words”, “Pornograffitti”, When I First Kissed You”, “Suzi (Wants Her All Day What?)”, “He-Man Woman Hater”, “Song for Love”, “Hole Hearted”



Posted on January 13, 2009, in Collection, Extreme and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Nuno’s guitar is monster on this album, and it is a worthy addition to the funk rock canon. The fat, staccato riffing of ‘Decadence dance’ is just stunning. Like you, I love ‘Get the funk’, -it’s just massive, big drums, big riff, big horns and funky as hell. A welcome return with “Saudades” but again, like yourself I could’ve done with it funkin’ up a little more!

  2. There’s lots I’ve learned to love on this disc in 20 years… outside of what you have mentioned, the rap-intro’ed stomp “When I’m President”… the pseudo-Sintatraesque “When I First Kissed You”…Nuno’s take on Flight of the (Wounded) Bumblebee… the band sounds HUGE here. Their Queen influence was telling in respects of their first album, and would be heard later on as well, but this is a far more mature effort than their first. If you haven’t yet, find III Sides to Every Story; the band reportedly got pissed that they put so much work into that one and no one bought it (sign of the early 90s musical change of course)… I doubt you’d be too disappointed in that one either.

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