Extreme was an unfortunate band. It had everything: great songwriting talents, a guitar virtuoso, an original style (funk + hard rock), and even good looks. But they were never popular among the hard rock fans. Some people said they were pop artists trying to infiltrate the “sacred” hard rock/heavy metal area. I think those guys were jealous because Extreme was too sophisticated. Unfortunately, that sentiment was shared not only by critics but also by the audience.