I love this track Rest In Peace by Extreme as it has all the trimmings of a great rock track plain and straightforward!
Listen to those violins swirl around for a few seconds before Nuno Bettencourt lifts off on the fretboard with some serious riffing. Before I get any further into Rest In Peace, let’s rewind back to 1992 to when Extreme was on tour across Canada playing on a bill that featured headliner Bryan Adams with Steve Miller playing in the second slot. An outside show and it friggin rained all day, but it was still brilliant!
Extreme owned that stage on that wet soggy day at Birds Hill Park just outside Winnipeg Manitoba. I reviewed that show a ways back, and one memory that still remains is when Extreme blasted off with ‘Rest In Peace’.
Extreme’s soon to be released CD (Three Sides to Every Story) had yet to hit the street but RIP was getting video airplay on MuchMusic, and I was hooked! So when this track came blaring at me that night in Winnipeg at full throttle, it hyped me up even more for the new album!
Smart selling strategy and it paid off!
The poster is one thing but look at that vinyl! Now that is slick!
What’s even more impressive as I think it was Mikey Ladano who said that it came out on vinyl back in late 1992!!
Great call Mikey! Who was snapping up vinyl at that time? Not me as I was snapping up CD’s quick like my pal Tbone downs his Scotch on a Friday Night!
Seriously though someone at the record company was still into vinyl when everyone else was into discs.
Moral of the story is I guess all Record Company Suits weren’t knuckleheads back in the early 90’s!