Extreme released their first album in 1989, but their breakthrough came with their next set, Pornograffitti
, which contains the acoustic ballad "More Than Words
." That song shot to #1 in the US and got a lot of airplay on MTV. "Hole Hearted" was the follow-up, and also did very well. Many listeners only knew the band from these two songs, and didn't realize that a lot of their music is hard rock. This resulted in some surprises when folks came to their concerts expecting an evening of easy-going acoustic tunes.