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This DVD is total enjoyment from start to finish.

Last year marked the 25th anniversary of the release of Extreme's 'Pornograffitti' album – arguably one of the biggest game changers in Rock history. With the combination of Nuno Bettencourt's ridiculously fast and intricate playing and Gary Cherone's showmanship, the band was never going to be anything other than spectacular... but this also made for a fiery relationship between the pair which made for a parting of ways for many years.

This double DVD features the entire album played live at the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas on one disc and also a feature length documentary on the other. It gives not only a great concert (although one tiny criticism – I think the crowd noise was a wee bit too far down in the mix though – it all needed a bit more atmosphere), but a fantastic insight into where the band grew up, played and eventually got together.

Interviewing the band, listening to their stories from over the years and seeing how they all relate to each other these days (including original drummer Paul Geary) is interesting – all so much more relaxed and reflective. The trip to the old studio and listening back to the original tapes (which needed to be baked in an oven!) was so great to see... and Bettencourt is always the joker.

Fireworks - The Ultimate Magazine For Melodic Rock Music

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Cherone and Bettencourt sitting on the step of Cherone's childhood home, singing 'More Than Words' was very moving, although I especially like that they left in that someone drove by just before it and shouted "Fuck you" from a car...

Anecdotes from the likes of Tom Morello, Dweezil Zappa and Brian May are very insightful as to how Extreme impacted on other musicians, but what I really want to know is – what the hell did Steven Tyler have in his glass?

The verdict – buy it! This DVD is total enjoyment from start to finish.

Sue Ashcroft

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John's Band said:

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I bought the album in 1990 on cassette and VHS video E.P. I like from "Get Funk Out" "not bad for Mississippi white boy". Album Reach #10 in Billboard Chart. They are baking tape for 1990 release! I will have to get this DVD it seems all-some smilies/cool.gif
 
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