Thursday, June 9, 2011


....More Than Words by Extreme. Extreme were known as a funk/metal band, much in the vein of Red Hot Chili Peppers, up until the release of this, their most successful single. From the album Extreme II: Pornograffiti, More Than Words showed the softer side of the band. Mostly guitar work by Nuno Bettencourt and the vocals of Gary Cherone & Bettencourt, the song was simple and lovely. The video, a performance of the song shot in black and white, was the perfect fit for the song. More reached #1 on this very week in 1991 on the Billboard Hot 100, also hitting the top spot in New Zealand and Canada. Extreme didn't hit #1 again, but More Than Words is definitely one of the most beloved songs of the '90s. Check it out.

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