Pornograffitti

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Extreme II. Pornograffitti
Studio album by Extreme
ReleasedAugust 7, 1990 (1990-08-07)
Recorded1990 at Scream Studios, Studio City, Los Angeles, California
GenreHeavy metal, hard rock, funk metal, folk rock
Length64:30
LabelA&M
ProducerMichael Wagener, except "When I First Kissed You" & "Hole Hearted", produced by Nuno Bettencourt
Extreme chronology
Extreme
(1989)
Pornograffitti
(1990)
III Sides to Every Story
(1992)
Singles from Pornograffitti
  1. "Decadence Dance"
    Released: 1990
  2. "Get The Funk Out"
    Released: 1991
  3. "More Than Words"
    Released: 1991
  4. "Hole Hearted"
    Released: 1991
  5. "Song For Love"
    Released: 1992
 
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Extreme II. Pornograffitti
Studio album by Extreme
ReleasedAugust 7, 1990 (1990-08-07)
Recorded1990 at Scream Studios, Studio City, Los Angeles, California
GenreHeavy metal, hard rock, funk metal, folk rock
Length64:30
LabelA&M
ProducerMichael Wagener, except "When I First Kissed You" & "Hole Hearted", produced by Nuno Bettencourt
Extreme chronology
Extreme
(1989)
Pornograffitti
(1990)
III Sides to Every Story
(1992)
Singles from Pornograffitti
  1. "Decadence Dance"
    Released: 1990
  2. "Get The Funk Out"
    Released: 1991
  3. "More Than Words"
    Released: 1991
  4. "Hole Hearted"
    Released: 1991
  5. "Song For Love"
    Released: 1992
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

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.[2] 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.

Contents

Musical style

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[citation needed] 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.

Track listing

All songs written and composed by Gary Cherone & Nuno Bettencourt. 

No.TitleLength
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
8."Pornograffitti"  6:20
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
Total length:
64:30

Personnel

Chart information

YearAlbum / SinglePeak Chart Positions
Billboard 200The Billboard Hot 100US Mainstream RockAdult Contemporary
1990"Decadence Dance"--#45-
1991Extreme II. Pornograffitti#10 [3]---
"More Than Words"-#1 [4]#12 [4]#2 [4]
"Hole Hearted"-#4 [4]#2 [4]-
"Get the Funk Out"--#34 [4]-

"Song For Love" - #12 UK Charts (1992)

External links

  1. Extreme - Pornograffitti (1990) Album Review at Rockpedia.co

References