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Old 12-04-2008, 02:59 PM   #1
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Interference needs to appreciate Nuno Bettencourt!

...the amazing guitarist of early 90's band Extreme. Forget More Than Words or Hole Hearted, this is where his prowess shines through:

My favorite:
YouTube - Extreme - Rest in peace

I'm sure many people remember this one! Embedding is disabled here so you'll have to go to the youtube site to view:
YouTube - Extreme - Decadence Dance: MTV Version, Relaid Audio

and the lightning fast early hit
YouTube - Extreme - Play With Me (Studio Version)

Apparently he has solo material too but I'm not familiar with it. Any fans here?

Also, I learned that they have a new album out this year called Saudades de Rock. Anybody given it a listen?


Here's another interesting video for fans:

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I honestly had no idea who Nuno Bettencourt was. Now that I know he was with Extreme, I'll walk out quietly.
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didn't he play Jesus in a revival of Jesus Christ, Superstar some years ago? if so, he gets my thumbs up. That ain't no easy shakes of a role, singing-wise.

Edit: oh, duh he's the guitarist. Guess he wouldn't be singing anything on Broadway.

I will admit to having Hole Hearted on my iPod. I like that part. I'm a sucker for nice harmonies.

I'll pass on More Than Words, though. I never got over being incredibly sick of it.

I have no comment on his guitar prowess.
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I will admit to having Hole Hearted on my iPod. I like that part. I'm a sucker for nice harmonies.

I'll pass on More Than Words, though. I never got over being incredibly sick of it.
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Forget More Than Words or Hole Hearted, this is where his prowess shines through:

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oooh i loooved Nuno back in the day. liked his Flight of the Wouded Bumblebee bit.
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Don't give me that look. You can't make me forget about the only two songs of theirs that I know.
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Don't give me that look. You can't make me forget about the only two songs of theirs that I know.
I have to admit I enjoy Hole Hearted... a lot more than More Than Words! But those songs are just not where Nuno shines.

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I honestly had no idea who Nuno Bettencourt was. Now that I know he was with Extreme, I'll walk out quietly.
Whatever you may feel about the band as a whole, you cannot deny his ability with the guitar!
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Hey Zoots...don't forget:

"Get The Funk Out"

YouTube - Extreme- Get the funk out (videoclip)

Gary Cherones g*****s supercedes Nuno's chops, which is why Extreme (even for crazy Hair Metal freaks like me) will always suck no matter what...
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Gary Cherone! He was the one who did Jesus Christ Superstar, right? And then went and joined Journey, or some other 80s band in need of a new singer? yes?
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Extreme had talent, great guitar player, good singer, and decent writing skills; the problem is they had little to no identity outside of 'More Than Words'. They were at that brink when hair metal was being killed off by grunge, they were too serious for hair metal but too light for grunge, and their biggest hit didn't really fit their overall catalog...
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Gary Cherone! He was the one who did Jesus Christ Superstar, right? And then went and joined Journey, or some other 80s band in need of a new singer? yes?
He joined Van Halen for one album, but I think you're thinking about Sebastion Bach who did Jesus Christ Superstar...
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"More Than Words" is on my iPod so is "I Remember You" by Skid Row.
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Oh shit! How could I forget Get The Funk Out?!! One of his best solos there! Good call, Reg.

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Gary Cherone's what??

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Extreme had talent, great guitar player, good singer, and decent writing skills; the problem is they had little to no identity outside of 'More Than Words'. They were at that brink when hair metal was being killed off by grunge, they were too serious for hair metal but too light for grunge, and their biggest hit didn't really fit their overall catalog...
Agreed. More Than Words or Hole Hearted are really not representative of what this band was capable of! As always, the fucking ballads ruin it in the end! And yeah, they were caught in an unfortunate time with the grunge scene. But still, I wouldn't classify Extreme as hair metal. They are slightly better.
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He joined Van Halen for one album, but I think you're thinking about Sebastion Bach who did Jesus Christ Superstar...
Is it sad that I know that Sebastian Bach did Jekyll & Hyde on Broadway? I'll have to see who it was in JC Superstar.

Edit: I like being right.

Between these two releases, however, Cherone established himself somewhat as a performer in his own right by earning favorable critical notices for his portryal of Jesus in a 1994 production of Jesus Christ Superstar.

http://www.nndb.com/people/391/000079154/


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Agreed. More Than Words or Hole Hearted are really not representative of what this band was capable of! As always, the fucking ballads ruin it in the end!
Hey, that's what happens when you record them in order to get radio play.
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