Originally Posted by GuitarWizard
Extreme over Motley???
But, anyway....defend your answer brotha!
Well that's too easy. I've heard Motley Crue. I've also heard Extreme. I rest my case. Okay, you probably want me to elaborate...
1) Extreme's Pornografitti is powerful funky guitar god goodness, and Extreme's "III Sides" album is epic and envelope-pushing, especially for this genre. They made a strong statement, a musical
one, and Nuno had one of the best combinations of rhythm and lead skills this side of Zakk Wylde.
in contrast with...
2) I'll submit "Shout at the Devil" as an example, because KJSO has graced the Bay Area by resurrecting this oldie but (...oldie) back into heavy rotation. This tune is the metal equivalent of the canned demo song stored in a $15 toy Casio keyboard, dressed up in drag queen makeup and taught to worship devils. Tasty. Quite a feat, how they managed to get a bunch of perfectly good instruments together, record them, and end up with something who's whole is less than the sum of the parts
My favorite part of the song, aside from the signal noise before and after it, is where V.Neil explodes into the 3rd phrase of the verse, singing entirely through his nose. He must have employed some exotic Eastern vocal techniques to train his nostrils to form the vowels and consonants. I saw a video once of him drinking a glass of water while singing this part. Genius. The end result is quite a unique tonal effect that can best be described as a cross between the neighbor's yelling housewife and a Bichon whose tail has been caught in a slammed car door.
This song is bested perhaps only by this legendary crooner's work
. Check the reviews if you don't believe me.