Great Guitar Solos #3: Extreme – Get the Funk Out

Posted in Guitarists, Solos on June 26th, 2009 by Alex
Funked off

Funked off

It’s easy to discount Extreme with their almost infinite deficit of cool. Extreme were forsaken after the cringe inducing indulgence of III Sides To Every Story. Their ├╝ber ballad More Than Words being covered by Irish boyband pansies Westlife was the final insult.

It’s sad, because Extreme were responsible for some original and technically brilliant songs. Get the Funk Out, from the trans-genre masterpiece Pornograffitti may be a lightweight gesture at aggression, but it actually packs a real punch. A storming funk-metal bass line and deceptively complex set of riffs build up to this majestic guitar funk-out. Nuno Bettencourt, one of the greatest rhythm/lead guitarists there is, delivers a centre-piece that is a left field evolution of the two handed tapping technique which defies belief. Behold.

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