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NEW EXTREME SONGS AVAILABLE FOR STREAMING

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It’s a slow news week.

But the reunited funk-metallers Extreme have two new songs available for you to listen to on their MySpace page. The clips come off Saudades De Rock, their first album in 13 years, which hits stores August 12th.

The songs sound pretty good, actually. I immediately notice the lush vocal harmonies, which have always been a crucial part of Extreme’s sound, are intact. Nuno’s scorching solo in “Star” should convince any naysayers that the guy’s still got it. The only thing that strikes me as missing is the thunderous, stomping, slamming drums of Paul Geary, who has been replaced by Kevin Figueiredo since trading in his sticks for a pen and briefcase as the manager of… Godsmack. Sigh. Not to say that Figeiredo can’t play, but Extreme’s virgin-tight rhythm section was always one of the best things about them; and that is missing here.

Nevertheless, you should check out the new tracks on Extreme’s MySpace Page. They’re pretty good. Then listen to “Play With Me” – brings you back!

-VN

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