EXTREME - Review Of June 30th Hometown Show Online

July 2, 2006, 11 years ago

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Hardrockheavymetal.wordpress.com have posted following review of the reunited EXTREME's June 30th show in Boston online:

Extreme - Bank Of America Pavilion (Boston, MA) - 6/30/06:

"To start my week’s vacation, I drove the hour to Boston for the Extreme reunion show at the BOA Pavilion (formerly the FleetBoston Pavilion). Located directly on the South Boston waterfront, the amphitheater is the perfect spot for a Summer concert.

I know people think of the ballad ‘More Than Words’ when you mention Extreme but this Boston band can rock. Being part of the local scene in Rhode Island back in the day, Boston bands like Extreme would come down and play clubs like The Living Room or JR’s Fastlane regularly. We got to know the band and the songs well. The debut album in 1989 became a favorite in the circles I ran in back in my high school days. Since those days, I have always been a supporter of the band, Gary solo and in Van Halen, and Nuno’s solo work.

Last night’s show was spectacular, definitely a warm homecoming for a band that hasn’t played out in 12 years! The Boston crowd was treated to a 2 hour 15 min set representing all four studio albums and a surprise encore with some very special local guests.

I can’t remember the exact order but the setlist included: 'Decadence Dance', 'When I’m President', 'Get The Funk Out', 'More Than Words', 'It (’s A Monster)', 'Play With Me', 'Rest In Peace', 'Cupid’s Dead', 'Tragic Comic', 'Our Father', 'Am I Ever Gonna Change', 'Tell Me Something I Don’t Know' (with Mike Mangini on drums), 'Leave Me Alone' (with Mike Mangini on drums), Medley: 'Kid Ego'/'Little Girls'/'Teacher’s Pet'/'Mutha (Don’t Wanna Go To School Today)',

Encore: 'Hole Hearted', 'Rock’n'Roll Band' (with Barry Goudreau and Brad Delp of BOSTON), 'Rock’n'Roll' (LED ZEPPELINZ cover with Barry Goudreau and Brad Delp).

I could be missing a couple of tunes but you get the idea. The band was in fine form, top notch playing and a TON of energy. Nice to see them having a good time onstage: smiling, cracking jokes with each other, enjoying the show. They also acknowledged Mike Mangini (drums from 1994-1996) by having him do a couple tunes, something other bands might not do. Having Brad and Barry from Boston come out for the encores absolutely blew the roof off. Brad Delp can still sing at 50+ like he did on Boston’s debut record 30 years ago, simply amazing."

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