Here's looking to a bright 2007 filled with much more glam than 2006.
As you nurse hangovers and lament heading back to work after the holidays, consider this: concert announcements, reunion tours and album releases all proliferate during the long, cold winter doldrums. This thought alone may help you make it through the day.
Now, the song obsession of the week:
"Hole Hearted" by Extreme. I love this song because it has perhaps the most glam lyric of all time:
"Rivers flow into the sea
Yet even the sea is not so full of me
If I'm not blind why cant I see
That a circle cant fit
Where a square should be"
Extreme formed in the early 80s like all good glam bands (but in Boston, not on the Sunset Strip). Members cite Queen and Van Halen as major influences. Bostonians Gary Cherone (vocals), Paul Geary (drums), Nuno Bettencourt (guitar), and Pat Badger (bassist) were signed to A&M Records in 1988.
The group disbanded in 1996 and Cherone joined Van Halen, performed on Van Halen 3, leaving the legendary rockers in 1999. Extreme reunited for a brief tour in 2004.
--Song lyrics by Nuno Bettencourt, featured on the 1990 release Extreme II: Pornograffitti