I’d compiled my favorite Extreme songs a little over five years ago and recently started listening to the CD again. At the Freddie Mercury tribute concert, Brian May said that Extreme was “probably the one band that most understands what Queen was all about.” I think it’s a little harsh to call them “hair metal”; funky metal with lots of vocals is how I think of them. Here are the songs:

  1. Mutha (Don’t Wanna Go To School Today) (¡)
  2. Get The Funk Out (¢)
  3. Color Me Blind (£)
  4. Evilangelist (%)
  5. Help! (live) (*)
  6. Kid Ego (¡)
  7. Suzie (Wants Her All Day What?) (¢)
  8. Rest In Peace (£)
  9. Shadow Boxing (%) (the first time I heard the beginning of Porcupine Tree’s “Mellotron Scratch” I thought of this song)
  10. When I’m President (live) (*)
  11. Play With Me (¡) (the first Extreme song I ever heard – it was used in the “Beethoven in the mall” scene of Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure)
  12. Hole Hearted (¢)
  13. Peacemaker Die (£)
  14. Our Father (£)
  15. Stop The World (£)
  16. Hip Today (%)