Extreme Behavior

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Extreme Behavior
Studio album by Hinder
Released September 27, 2005
Recorded 2005 at Armoury Studios in Vancouver, British Columbia
Genre Hard rock, post-grunge
Length 38:17
Label Universal
Producer Brian Howes
Hinder chronology
Far From Close
Extreme Behavior
Take It to the Limit
Singles from Extreme Behavior
  1. "Get Stoned"
    Released: July 26, 2005
  2. "Lips of an Angel"
    Released: July 24, 2006
  3. "How Long"
    Released: September 2006
  4. "Better Than Me"
    Released: February 6, 2007
  5. "Homecoming Queen"
    Released: July 2007
  6. "Born to Be Wild"
    Released: August 2007
  7. "Shoulda"
    Released: October 2, 2007
  8. "By the Way"
    Released: January 2008

Extreme Behavior is the debut album of rock band Hinder. It was released in 2005 by Universal Records to almost universally negative reviews, before going platinum in September 2006. All songs were co-written by Brian Howes, except for "Shoulda", which was co-written with Brian Howes and Social Code. The song "Running in the Rain" did not make the cut for the album, but has been played at concerts on their North American tour. Due to use of profanity in three songs, Extreme Behavior was the only Hinder record to receive a Parental Advisory label until the release of the deluxe version of All American Nightmare and their 2012 album Welcome to the Freakshow.


The first single (and the song that brought attention to the band) was "Get Stoned". The album also contains Hinder's breakthrough single, "Lips of an Angel" which soared to #1 on the pop charts in 2006. The album's third single was "How Long", which was played on rock stations throughout the US. "Better Than Me" is the fourth single on Extreme Behavior. As of July 11, 2007, the album has sold 2,789,275 copies in the US. Despite not being released as a single, the song "By the Way" also had received airplay from several radio stations.[1]


The cover art is nearly identical to the cover art of the book How to Tell a Naked Man What to Do: Sex Advice from a Woman Who Knows by Candida Royalle, except, on the book, the model's lingerie is black. One of the cover pictures has been altered and the pictures in front of the model have been altered to include the members of Hinder. The alternative album cover has been used in conservative markets like the Philippines and the Middle East. The woman on the front cover of the original is not actress Katherine Heigl, as is commonly asserted.[2]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[3]
Digital Spy 2/5 stars[4]
Entertainment Weekly (B)[5]
Metal Hammer 4/10 stars
Rocklouder 2/5 stars[6]
TuneLab Music 7/10 stars[7]

Critical reviews of the album were generally negative. Extreme Behavior was, according to Allmusic, one of the worst albums of 2005; it was rated two out of five stars. In its review of the album, Allmusic said that "Hinder are so egregiously dull they appeal not to fans of music, but fans of high fives."[3]

Track listing[edit]

All music and lyrics written by Hinder and Brian Howes, apart from lyrics on tracks 1, 2 and 3 by Hinder, Howes and Joey Moi.

  1. "Get Stoned" – 3:38
  2. "How Long" – 3:24
  3. "By the Way" – 3:51
  4. "Nothin' Good About Goodbye" – 3:52
  5. "Bliss (I Don't Wanna Know)" – 3:50
  6. "Better Than Me" – 3:43
  7. "Room 21" – 3:43
  8. "Lips of an Angel" – 4:21
  9. "Homecoming Queen" – 4:38
  10. "Shoulda" – 3:17

Bonus tracks[edit]

UK edition:

  1. "Lips of an Angel" (acoustic version) – 4:20
  2. "Room 21" (piano version) – 3:31

(2006) Wal-Mart deluxe edition:

  1. "Get Stoned" (live; censored) – 6:25
  2. "Room 21" (live; censored) – 5:35
  3. "Bed of Roses" (Bon Jovi cover) – 5:58
  4. "Take Me Home Tonight" (Eddie Money cover) – 3:37

(2007) Deluxe edition:

  1. "Get Stoned" (piano version) – 3:34
  2. "Born to Be Wild" (Steppenwolf cover) – 4:02
  • The Wal-Mart re-release contains the clean version of the album.

Deluxe edition[edit]

The 2007 deluxe edition contains the standard track listing and includes the You Can't Make This Shit Up DVD.


  1. "Better Than Me" (music video)
  2. "Lips of an Angel" (music video)
  3. "Get Stoned" (music video)
  4. "Born to Be Wild" (music video)
  5. Live concert from Alliant Energy Center, Madison Wisconsin shot on May 9, 2007.

Chart positions[edit]

Year Chart Position
2006 Australian ARIA Albums Chart 1
Billboard 200 6
Billboard Top Rock Albums 2
Billboard Top Digital Albums 12


New Zealand
U.S. Hot 100
U.S. Mainstream Rock
U.S. Modern Rock
Pop 100
UK Singles Chart
2005 "Get Stoned"
2006 "Lips of an Angel"
"How Long"
2007 "Better Than Me"
"Homecoming Queen"


  • Austin Winkler – lead vocals
  • Joe "Blower" Garvey – lead guitar; backing vocals
  • Mark King – rhythm guitar; piano; backing vocals
  • Mike Rodden – bass guitar; backing vocals
  • Cody Hanson – drums (Credited but did not perform on the album)


  • Brian Howes – additional guitar; keyboard
  • Robin Diaz – drums



  1. ^ Mediabase 24/7 - 7 Day Charts
  2. ^ Apodaca, Terry (July 31, 2008). "Is Hinder a Hack? Hinder – Extreme Behavior Cover Girl". Terryapodaca.com. Archived from the original on 2012-09-18. Retrieved July 7, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Loftus, Johnny. Extreme Behavior at AllMusic. Retrieved July 7, 2011.
  4. ^ "Digital Spy review". Digital Spy. Archived from the original on May 1, 2007. Retrieved July 7, 2011. 
  5. ^ Collis, Clark (October 6, 2006). "Extreme Behavior review". Entertainment Weekly (901-902). Retrieved July 7, 2011. 
  6. ^ Fayyaz, Zahid. "Hinder - Extreme Behavior". Rocklouder.co.uk. Archived from the original on February 29, 2008. Retrieved July 7, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Review: Hinder - 'Extreme Behavior'". Tunelab Music. April 27, 2006. Archived from the original on 2012-09-14. Retrieved July 7, 2011. 
Preceded by
Eyes Open by Snow Patrol
Australian ARIA Albums Chart number-one album
February 26 – March 4, 2007
March 19 – April 1, 2007
Succeeded by
How to Save a Life by The Fray