More than words...




Extreme is an American band formed in Boston in 1985 and originally composed of Gary Cherone, Paul Geary, Nuno Bettencourt, Peter Hunt, Hal Lebeaux and Paul Mangone. A group that can boast of having sold no less than 10 million records around the world to date.


Group which signed with the label A&M Records in 1987, label with which they released two years later in 1989 their first eponymous album, album which allows them to land a first title classified with the single "Kid ego".


Success confirmed and greatly amplified the following year in 1990 with the release of the album "Pornograffiti", an album that will make a real worldwide hit and propel the group to the front of the stage in a sensational way. In particular thanks to the singles "Get the funlk out" and "Hole hearted" but also, and above all, with the enormous title "More than words", single which will make them one of the biggest musical phenomena of the moment and which will undoubtedly remain as their biggest single success.


The adventure continued in earnest in 1992 with the release of the album "III sides to every story", an album that did a little worse than its predecessor but came very close to it. Album that will mainly produce the flagship single "Rest in peace".


Even if the album "Waiting for the punchline" which was released in 1995 will experience a certain level of success, it will be unable to produce any single world class single apart from the track "Hip today". Single who will be the only one to get by and more ...


A counter-performance that will seal the fate of the group, which will end up separating shortly after ...


To discover or rediscover.


Discography (among others ...) :

  • Little girls 1989

  • Kid ego 1989

  • Mutha (Don’t wanna to go to school today) 1989

  • Play with me 1989

  • Decadence dance 1990

  • Get the funk out 1990

  • More than words 1991

  • Hole hearted 1991

  • Song for love 1992

  • Rest in peace 1992

  • Stop the world 1993

  • Tragic comic 1993

  • Am I ever gonna change 1993

  • Hip today 1995

  • Unconditionaly 1995

  • Star 2008

  • Run 2008



Clips :


1989 ... all in all, rather confidential beginnings. It must be said that such a punchy introduction can frighten more than one ...



1989 ... even if it's still beating hard, they just need to slow down the tempo a little bit and they get their first ranked title with this title. Like what, a little 'softness' does not harm, on the contrary ...



1989 ... a title which will surprisingly pass under the radar while it is far from unworthy. But the group is only at its beginnings and its level of notoriety at the level of the daisies hence this kind of underperformance ...



1989 ... and it is not with this kind of totally supercharged title that things will get better. Beware of leaving the road prematurely ...



1990 ... things are moving in the right direction and the group understood that he was going to have to change some fundamentals to avoid direct bankruptcy. It is now done ...



1990 ... the efforts produced pay off and allow the group to gain in respectability and especially in sound quality. All good little guys !



1991 ... constantly improving sound quality that will do wonders on THIS title. It is with this title, a marvel of finesse and lightness, that the group will win the cup and obtain its direct ticket for posterity. Who would've believed that...?!



1991 ... the group has perfectly diversified its style and the result greatly exceeds their expectations in 1991. Let's hope that it lasts ...



1992 ... a new beating with finesse. Unfortunately, as soon as they leave in punchy mode, the result in the Charts is immediately affected. On the downside of course ...



1992 ... business resumes with this title. Unfortunately, business is resuming temporarily because the rest of the adventure has been a little more complicated to manage than expected ...



1993 ... the last major title of the group and yet they make real efforts to try to please the general public. Sometimes you don't have to try to understand ...



1993 ... success is now exclusively focused on England. But as they say, better that than nothing at all !



1993 ... the group regains its basic fundamentals and necessarily pays the price. Too bad, because the sound evolution had the most profitable but they did not learn the lesson at first sight ...



1995 ... the group arrives at the end of his adventure and prepares to take the exit door, but rather by the main door than by the small one. Who would complain ...



1995 ... they will have really excelled in the Intimist register from start to finish. Considering their fundamentals, the prowess is all the more remarkable !



2008 ... we thought the case folded but here they are back in the 2000s in a form that we will qualify as certain. Certain to hit hard, that's clear. For the rest, that's something else ...



2008 ... sometimes the miracle occurs and some groups manage to rise from their ashes. This will not be the case for them unfortunately ...



Wiki :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extreme_(band)

Official Website :

https://www.extreme-band.com/

Greatest Hits :

https://www.deezer.com/us/artist/527

Discography :

https://www.youtube.com/user/OfficiallyExtreme/featured