Extreme – Pornograffitti Deluxe Edition


@planetmosh reviews Pornograffitti by .@ExtremeBand on .@UMC and .@Polydor

Lots of things happened in 1990. I started secondary school, Italy hosted the World Cup, which was won by West Germany, the last time a divided Germany would ever compete, and Extreme released Pornograffitti. On February 9th they’ll re-release it to celebrate it’s 25th anniversary. It was only@planetmosh reviews Pornograffitti by .@ExtremeBand on .@UMC and .@Polydor Lots of things happened in 1990. I started secondary school, Italy hosted the World Cup, which was won by West Germany, the last time a divided Germany would ever compete, and Extreme released Pornograffitti. On February 9th they’ll re-release it to celebrate it’s 25th anniversary. It was only their second album but in the liner notes of the new version Metal Hammer’s Malcolm Dome gets it right when he says it was the “definitive album” of Extreme’s career. Ask anyone to name an Extreme song and the chances are it’ll feature on Pornograffitti. I first saw the band in 1992 when they opened for Bryan Adams on his Waking Up The Neighbours tour. In 2014 I saw them again at the Glasgow Academy on the Pornograffitti anniversary tour. I noticed a couple of things. You can read about that in depth in my review of the gig in the Event Reviews section of Planetmosh, but to sum up what I realised was that in the two decades since I’d seen them Gary Cherone and Nuno Bettencourt hadn’t aged a day, and perhaps more importantly, neither had most of the songs. That’s the […]

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