This article is about the album by Extreme. For the Japanese rock band, see Porno Graffitti
Extreme II. Pornograffitti (A Funked Up Fairy Tale) is the second album released by the Boston rock band Extreme. The title is a portmanteau of pornography and graffiti.
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. Finally, in 2012, initially a small string of such shows in Japan has been confirmed.
Musically, Pornograffitti is dominated by metal guitar riffs, often with funky, syncopated timing, and incendiary, high-speed metal solos. The record provided Bettencourt with widespread admiration from rock guitar enthusiasts and continual exposure in guitar playing publications such as Guitar World and 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.
Production and marketing
Pornograffitti was recorded and mixed at Scream Studios, Studio City, Los Angeles, California, with producer Michael Wagener.
All songs written and composed by Gary Cherone & Nuno Bettencourt.
|1.||"Decadence Dance" ||6:53|
|2.||"Li'l Jack Horny" ||4:56|
|3.||"When I'm President" ||4:26|
|4.||"Get the Funk Out" ||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?)" (not on vinyl LP)||3:43|
|11.||"Flight Of The Wounded Bumble Bee/He-Man Woman Hater" ||6:23|
|12.||"Song For Love" ||6:00|
|13.||"Hole Hearted" ||3:43|
- 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
"Song For Love" - #12 UK Charts (1992)
- Extreme - Pornograffitti (1990) Album Review at Rockpedia.co