Personnel: Nuno Bettencourt (vocals, guitar, piano, synthesizer, percussion); Pat Badger (vocals, bass guitar); Paul Geary (vocals, drums, percussion); Gary Cherone (vocals, background vocals); Rapheal May (harmonica).
Audio Mixers: Nigel Green; Nuno Bettencourt; Bob St. John .
Photographer: Harris Savides.
When Extreme first burst on the scene in 1989, glam/pop metal was all the rage, and while the band was better musically equipped than many of the other bands of the day, Extreme tried to blend into the then-hip musical climate with their self-titled debut.
Besides trying to fit in visually (just take a look at the album's cover), the quartet rely on Van Halen-esque party anthems to get their point across. The album did spawn a few songs that would find mild success on MTV's "Headbanger's Ball" program (the hard-edged pop rockers "Kid Ego" and "Mutha"), but Extreme would have to wait for their next release, 1990's PORNOGRAFFITI, to obtain their commercial breakthrough.