|Extreme II: Pornograffitti|
|Studio album by Extreme|
|Released||August 7, 1990|
|Recorded||1990 at Scream Studios, Studio City, Los Angeles, California|
|Genre||Heavy metal, glam metal, hard rock, funk metal, folk rock|
|Producer||Michael Wagener, except "When I First Kissed You" & "Hole Hearted", produced by Nuno Bettencourt|
|Singles from Pornograffitti|
|The Daily Vault||B−|
The album sold very well, peaking at #10 on the Billboard 200, and was certified double platinum in the U.S. by the RIAA. It is the band's best selling album. Two singles from Pornograffiti, "More Than Words" and "Hole Hearted", reached the top-5 on the Billboard Hot 100. Two other tracks, "Decadence Dance" and "Get the Funk Out", reached the lower half of Billboard's rock chart.
In 2010, after the band's reunion in the previous years, rumours started about possible commemorative shows given the 20th anniversary of the record. In 2012, a small string of such shows in Japan was announced. In January 2014, the band confirmed they would be performing Pornograffiti in its entirety on their 2014 Europe and UK tour.
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Musically, Pornograffitti is dominated by hard rock guitar riffs, often with funky, syncopated timing, and fast soloing. Bettencourt was named "Most Valuable Player" of 1991 by Guitar World magazine, and the album gained Bettencourt widespread admiration from rock guitar enthusiasts and continual exposure in other guitar playing publications such as Guitar School.
"More Than Words", a gentle acoustic ballad, and "Hole Hearted", an acoustic folk song, were perhaps the least representative tracks on the album, both in terms of their musical style and thematic tone.
The album is a concept album in which many of the songs explore themes of sex, money and excess is viewed, exploited, and trivialized in American culture, though the album's two biggest hit songs ("More Than Words" and "Hole Hearted") deal more generally with the topics of love and relationships. Broader themes hint at the decadence of modern American society in general.
Production and marketing
All songs written and composed by Gary Cherone & Nuno Bettencourt.
|2.||"Li'l Jack Horny"||4:56|
|3.||"When I'm President"||4:26|
|4.||"Get the Funk Out" (duet with Pat Travers)||4:28|
|5.||"More Than Words"||5:40|
|6.||"Money (in God We Trust)"||4:15|
|7.||"It ('s a Monster)"||4:28|
|9.||"When I First Kissed You"||4:03|
|10.||"Suzi (Wants Her All Day What?)"||3:43|
|11.||"He-Man Woman Hater" (includes intro "Flight Of The Wounded Bumblebee")||6:23|
|12.||"Song for Love"||6:00|
|13.||"Hole Hearted" (does not appear on the vinyl LP)||3:43|
2015 Deluxe Edition
- More Than Words [Remix]
- Nice Place To Visit
- More Than Words [Edit]
- Decadence Dance [Edit]
- Money (in God We Trust) [Edit]
- More Than Words [Non Percussion Version]
- Get the Funk Out [What the Funk? Mix]
- More Than Words [A Cappella with Congas]
- Get the Funk Out [12" Remix]
- Sex N' Love
- Pat Badger - Bass Guitars, Backing Vocals
- Nuno Bettencourt - Guitars, Piano, Keyboards, Percussion, Backing Vocals
- Gary Cherone - Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals
- Paul Geary - Decadent Drums, Percussion
- Barbara Glynn - Mutha's Voice, "Decadence Dance"
- Pat Travers - Vocal Bridge, "Get the Funk Out"
- Jeanine Moultrine - Suzi's Voice, "Suzi (Wants Her All Day What?)"
- Dweezil Zappa - Intro/outro solos, "He-Man Woman Hater"
- Li'l Jack Horn Section - "Li'l Jack Horny", "Get the Funk Out"
- Bob Findley, trumpet
- Chuck Findley, trumpet
- Bill Watrous, trombone
- Dick "Slyde" Hyde, bass trombone
- Pete Christlieb, tenor sax
- Joel Peskin, tenor sax
|Year||Album / Single||Peak Chart Positions|
|Billboard 200||The Billboard Hot 100||US Mainstream Rock||Adult Contemporary|
|1991||Extreme II. Pornograffitti||#10 ||-||-||-|
|"More Than Words"||-||#1 ||#12 ||#2 |
|"Hole Hearted"||-||#4 ||#2 ||-|
|"Get the Funk Out"||-||-||#34 ||-|
"Song For Love" - #12 UK Charts (1992)