Extremely Live

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Extremely Live
Live album by Vanilla Ice
Released March 6, 1991
Recorded 1991
Genre Hip hop, rock
Length 72:33
Label SBK Records
Producer Vanilla Ice (tracks 1, 3-6, 8, 10, 13-15), Earthquake (tracks 1, 5, 7, 9, 12), Paul Loomis (track 1) & Khayree (tracks 2 & 15)
Singles from Extremely Live
  1. "Rollin' in My 5.0"
    Released: March 1, 1991
  2. "Satisfaction"
    Released: 1991
  3. "Road to My Riches"
    Released: 1991
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 1/5 stars [1]
Entertainment Weekly (D) [2]
Robert Christgau (dud) [3]
Yahoo! Music (negative) [4]

Extremely Live is a live album by American rapper Robert "Vanilla Ice" Van Winkle. Released in March 1991, it is the rapper's second major label release, after To the Extreme. The album contains material from Van Winkle's debut album, Hooked, as well as the new songs "Rollin' in my 5.0", "Road to My Riches", "Move" and "I Like It". Although the album peaked at #30 on the Billboard 200, it met with a fiercely malicious critical reception.

Reception[edit]

The album peaked at #30 on the Billboard 200.[5]

Critics annihilated the record. David Browne of Entertainment Weekly, in an intensely scathing review, gave the album a D, calling it "one of the most ridiculous albums ever released".[6] Browne compared the album to The Best of Marcel Marceau, an album which consisted of two sides of silence opened by brief applause. According to Browne, Extremely Live "affords you the chance to hear inane stage patter [...] and unaccompanied drumming, during which, one assumes, Ice and his posse are onstage dancing."[6] A remorseless Robert Christgau gave the album a dud rating,[7] which signifies "a bad record whose details rarely merit further thought. At the upper level it may merely be overrated, disappointing, or dull. Down below it may be contemptible."[8] Allmusic reviewer Steve Huey wrote that the album is "not so much awful as instantly forgettable".[9]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Intro/Ice Is Workin' It"   Vanilla Ice and Earthquake 4:37
2. "Hooked"   Vanilla Ice 3:36
3. "Stop That Train"   Vanilla Ice and Earthquake 3:02
4. "Rollin' in My 5.0"   Vanilla Ice 5:20
5. "Ice Ice Baby (Miami Drop Mix)"   Vanilla Ice and Earthquake 9:20
6. "Havin' a Roni"   Vanilla Ice 4:02
7. "V.I.P. Posse One By One"   Vanilla Ice 8:52
8. "Satisfaction"   Vanilla Ice, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards 5:32
9. "Life Is a Fantasy"   Vanilla Ice and Earthquake 2:28
10. "Road to My Riches"   Vanilla Ice 4:18
11. "I Love You"   Vanilla Ice 5:56
12. "Move"   Vanilla Ice 1:39
13. "I Like It"   Vanilla Ice 5:07
14. "Play That Funky Music"   Vanilla Ice and Earthquake 4:55
15. "Satisfaction (Studio Version)"   Vanilla Ice, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards 3:46
Total length:
72:33

Charts[edit]

Chart (1990) Peak Position
Billboard 200 30[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wynn, Ron. Extremely Live at AllMusic
  2. ^ Entertainment Weekly review
  3. ^ Robert Christgau review
  4. ^ Yahoo! Music review
  5. ^ a b "Charts and awards for Extremely Live". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-03-07. 
  6. ^ a b Browne, David (July 26, 1991). "Review of Extremely Live". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2009-03-07. 
  7. ^ Christgau, Robert (1991). "Review of Extremely Live". The Village Voice. Retrieved 2009-03-07. 
  8. ^ Christgau, Robert. "CG 90s: Key to Icons". The Village Voice. Retrieved 2009-03-07. 
  9. ^ Huey, Steve. "Review of Extremely Live". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-03-07.