Dig Me Out - 90s Rock Review

#518: Waiting For The Punchline by Extreme

December 15, 2020

As we've discussed previously with episodes on Mötley Crüe and Skid Row, the 1990s were a weird evolutionary period for '80s hard rock and metal bands tagged with monikers "glam" or "hair" to describe their look even if it didn't describe their sound. So much so, there's always a caveat to their '90s releases as to whether the band tried to update their sound to fit in with the new alternative and grunge landscape, or if they kept chugging along with only minor tweaks. In the case of Boston funk-metal band Extreme, their fourth (and until 2008, final) album Waiting For The Punchline ditched the big rock production for a more immediate style that gives the rhythm section more punch but still allows virtuoso guitarist Nuno Bettencourt room to dazzle.

 

Songs In This Episode:

Intro - Hip Today

18:52 - Waiting For The Punchline

26:42 - There Is No God

30:30 - No Respect

Outro - Evilangelist

 

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