Waiting for the Punchline



        I recieved this album as one of those albums I didn't want but BMG Music Club sent you anyways. I was too lazy to mail this one back, and so it sat unopened in my room for at least 6 years. I finally got around listening to it in college about 5 years ago. While I couldn't believe that I hadn't ever listened to it, it must not have been groundbreaking enough for me to keep it in the rotation.

        Having only known Extreme for their two power ballads that got radio play (Hole Hearted and More than Words) as well as from that scene in Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, I didn't really know what to expect. I certainly didn't expect a bluesy garagey sound from a hair band. The album is solid, but nothing groundbreaking. Extreme changed their sound so much it's not hard to believe that they are pretty much left to two hit wonder obscurity.