Songs You May Have Missed #198


Extreme: “Tragic Comic” (1992)

Extreme were a band born at the wrong time, arena rockers who seemed to want to be either the Beatles or an ambitious progressive rock band.

Everyone remembers, for better or worse, their megahit “More Than Words”, a song that (somewhat inaccurately) defined the band. Fewer may recall or realize the song came from a rather grandiose concept album with which the band attempted to stretch the parameters of the pop metal genre.

By the time of Extreme’s third release grunge prevailed. Songs like “Tragic Comic”, which leaned toward the Beatles end of the band’s sound spectrum, probably stood less than no chance at putting the band back on the radio. And that’s what makes this a song you may have missed.

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