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Artist: Extreme

Title: Extreme

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Category: Glam

Year: 1989

Label: A and M

Catalog Number: CD 5238


Pat Badgerbass guitar, vocals
Nuno Bettencourt guitar, piano, synth., percussion, vocals
Gary Cherone lead vocals, background vocals
Paul Geary drums, percussion, vocals


1.  Little Girls  
2.  Wind Me Up  
3.  Kid Ego  
4.  Watching, Waiting  
5.  Mutha (Don't Wanna Go To School Today)  
6.  Teacher's Pet  
7.  Big Boys Don't Cry  
8.  Smoke Signals  
9.  Flesh 'N' Blood  
10.  Rock A Bye Bye  
11.  Play With Me  

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Existing comments about this CD

From: SHAG Date: October 16, 2001 at 7:13
Great hard rock/metal cd!!! Great driving funky metal with an edge!! AWESOME!!!!!!!!

From: WADELINK Date: November 9, 2001 at 19:07

From: makks Date: January 21, 2002 at 12:51
Cool grooves poor songwriting The band sounds realiy tight however Cherone Blows!!!!!!! They would have been a greater band with another singer and better timing And No I'm not into Rap metal nor extreme metal.

From: NUNO(HOOLYWOOD) Date: April 24, 2002 at 13:01
Great album...Great singer..Watching, Waiting is fuckin' great...Play with me is brilliant and Rock a bye bye is another piece of heaven

From: jarett r. Date: August 10, 2002 at 11:24
before extreme gary cherone and paul geary recorded with the band dream, which did the original version of 'mutha(don't want to go to school today).

From: jason (FA - Q) Date: August 12, 2002 at 21:50
The song 'Mutha' was a pretty good tune. Great guitar work at the beginning and good riffs thoughout.

From: RichieRocker Date: September 12, 2002 at 21:27
'Teachers Pet' Is unbelievable! Its my favorite track on the disc. Nuno's Guitar work is so awesome on this album. Give this one a listen. You will be impressed.

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From: Dan Date: March 1, 2003 at 22:57
Listen to one of the most incredible guitar solos ever!!!( 'Play With Me'). Nuno Bettencourt is a master!

From: dokken6008 Date: March 3, 2003 at 2:53
Unique band. 'Play With Me' was also included on 'Bill & Ted's Excellent soundtrack' as the opening tune for the album.

From: Dryan Date: March 3, 2003 at 16:33
ANIMAL...Extremily BIG!!!

From: RichieRocker Date: March 3, 2003 at 17:27
NUNO Bettencourt serves up some tasty fret work in Extremes Self proclaimed eponomyous effort. Mutha, Teachers Pet and Play with me are my choice cuts.

From: robert Date: December 16, 2003 at 21:01
Aqui empezaron a hacer d las suyas... elijieron bien el año para comenzar, buen disco 6 sobre 10!!

From: Dan Friml Date: March 10, 2004 at 7:59
their best!!! Love it!

From: Big Mike Date: April 7, 2004 at 16:01
Not sure why I bought this but it sucks the dangler.... for unique tastes only.

From: Date: May 4, 2004 at 18:25
An awesome cd! their best for sure. They should have stayed together. Nuno is an awesome guitarist right there with lynch or jake e lee. If you want great songs with great guitar, buy this before it goes out of print!!!

From: Metal T Date: June 1, 2004 at 18:58
D*mn good album. D*mn good guitarist,but no way in hell is Nuno' better than 'MR. SCARY' . No way in hell !

From: Big Papa K Date: June 13, 2004 at 0:33
This album is mixed for me. On one hand you have some amazing guitar playing by Nuno. On the other hand, it seems like these songs were written lyrically by 12 year olds. They would get much better. 5/10

From: jack Date: June 24, 2004 at 5:26
Man,this band reaaly is awful! And to even think that candy harlot is the worst is absurb. Extreme is like slipknot,confusing in what type of genre or music are they playing???

From: Rockhead Date: June 24, 2004 at 8:00
Im sorry Jack but Extreme are nothing like Slipknot!! When this album was ORIGINALLY released (1989) (when you were a mere infant?)This album strayed into new territories along with DRN (a bit later)and Faith No More, Chilli's etc by incorporating a funk/ crossover groove whilst still maintaining a hard rock element. This was progressed on the follow up to excellent results. Apples and oranges again Jack.

From: educated fan Date: July 9, 2004 at 11:04
first off, the comments about Cherone blowing are based strictly on your knowledge of what MTV tells you - idiot. Gary Cherone was swinging from the truss rods at the livingroom in providence while Eddie Van Halen was just starting to develop a tumor in his hip. Extreme took music into a new era and Gary Cherone is quite possibly, and without a doubt - the wildest and most intense frontman hard rock has ever seen. Take that DLR - the educated truth is the only truth!

From: Rockhead Date: July 9, 2004 at 13:47
I like Extreme I really do but to place Cherone ahead of classic era DLR is a very UNeducated thing to say. Hmmm I don't think he is even in the same league-let alone ball park. I have seen both and IMO no contest DLR wins hands down.

From: run2u Date: November 4, 2004 at 15:32
Gran trabajo,como todo lo de esta gente.Tal vez le falte un poco de solidez,coherencia... pero los temas SUENAN,la producción es mucho mejor de lo habitual en álbumes de debut y nuno bettencourt INCONMENSURABLE.Creo que fue la GuitarPlayer la que lo bautizó como"el nuevo VanHalen"tras esta publicación del '89,y no me parece exagerado.Menos aún teniendo en cuenta lo que vendría después!En conclusión,buen comienzo en el estilo hard-funk-metal que los haría famosos.7/10 run2u69@hotmail.com

From: Geoff Date: March 1, 2005 at 5:54
I thought I'd sold this disc, but no I still have it. Nuno can play, the music is very solid but I just don't like the funk element. 'Mutha' is a great commercial hard rock song and this is a good band and album... but not overly what I'm into.

From: aMetalhead1966 Date: January 10, 2006 at 16:51
Great Music,the singing and harmonies are cool,lyrics,well I didn't like them then or now...but there is NO WAY that Cherone will EVER be as Cool as DLR. NEVER EVER,not gonna happen...Nuno Kicks Ass!!!

From: "el gran Ñako" Date: January 15, 2006 at 8:11
Una gran sorpresa con un sonido que mezclaba el funk y el rock y un Nuno Bettencourt que salía a la palestra como un nuevo guitar-hero. El trabajo de guitarra es especial en todo el album, pero lo de "play with me" se sale de la tabla. Buen album de debut para una banda que me gustó especialmente hasta que editaron el "waiting" disco en el que tocaron fondo y se hundieron.

From: z4roxx Date: June 27, 2007 at 15:47
This is a good debut,commercial mid-tempo hard rock play perfectly with some killer guitar riff but not with some true killer song...BTW this is a good one,8,5/10!

From: metalmastermusic Date: June 16, 2008 at 15:45
Phenomanal freshman effort !! Not many bands can put out their first album with this much energy and musicianship. I put this ahead of the freshman efforts from Motley Crue and Ratt but not GNR. The sophmore effort was even better before they took a huge nosedive into oblivion. 80/100

From: juan carlos Date: August 17, 2008 at 0:18
Really a good cool and fresh HardRock album with great funky/Country touch and comparable to Van Halen more than other bands. Catchy Solos/riffs/Choruses. My favorite songs are "Watching, Waiting" "Big Boys Don't Cry" "Mutha" and "Play With Me" of course!!. 8.5/10

From: edwithmj Date: January 29, 2010 at 14:49
Wind Me Up is definitely my favourite song with Mutha and Little Girls not far behind. A great album which shows that Gary Cherone is an excellent singer.

From: rockhardrock Date: January 22, 2011 at 15:50
first thing-I like this band very much.mixing funk with hard rock/heavy metal is nothing new I heard but this band has a great bandmembers especially nuno and gary and they made 2 great albums but unfortunately this is not one of them.it has some great songs: little girls, mutha, watchin',waitin' and play with me, and also some fillers.but thank God the two that followed this debut were(are) amazing.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: May 17, 2011 at 23:20
Good debut!!!...very enthusiastic IMHO..."Little Girls","Kid Ego","Watching,Waiting"(nice),"Mutha"(good guitar solo intro,great song! ),"Flesh 'N' Blood"(also great),"Rock A Bye Bye"(nice softy)& "Play With Me" defined what this act wanted to show the world...good commercial Hard Rock stuff with a funky vibe...thumbs up in here 4 these guys!!!.92/100

From: Dramarama Date: October 26, 2014 at 11:24
I agree that the lyrics are typical of the time and definitely pander to the teen set, but the Music and the Harmonies and the rhythm section! It's like someone took, the Beatles, Queen,Van Halen and Parliment Funkadelic and stirred them up into the most delicious gumbo ever. They definitely expanded their sound and became sort of a Faith No More for the less adventurous kids, but this is still a fun listen and an excellent foundation.

From: Doug Date: October 27, 2014 at 18:56
Nuno is a ridiculously good guitarist.

From: hair metal again Date: November 4, 2014 at 8:46
excellent hair metal release by EXTREME in their own unique way of performing!Nuno is a shining star and the musicianship is truly amazing...EXTREME s debut is explosive and if it had any big songs it would make more impact.."kid ego","big boys dont cry","little girls" are great songs indeed!essential !

From: Mindcrime Date: February 25, 2017 at 2:31
I really wish people would rate this album for the time it was released and not for when they first listened to it. Back in '89 when this came out it was way from the norm of what was going on. It was funky, fresh and different. Sure it turned some of us hair metal guys and gals off, but it had good riffs, and got people dancing. No one really cared about the lyrics...it was the beat/groove! Even now, in 2017 it still sounds a good album!

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