COURTNEY LOVE – ‘Celebrity Skin’ – Live With 1000 Italian Musicians…

Ecstatic live performances

Three years ago Foo Fighters played  ‘Learn To Fly‘ with 100 Italian musicians.  Last July, the Italy’s Rockin 1000 returned once more to perform with Courtney Love at That’s Live 2018, a charity event that took place at Florence’s Artemio Franchi Stadium. Two Hole songs were performed: Celebrity Skin and Malibu. Now we can see some totally ecstatic footage of the first. Oil your lungs and scream along right here…

Courtney Love‘s band Hole celebrated the 20th anniversary
of their kick-ass Celebrity Skin  album last month…

Stream album here

HOLE Released Their Third Kick-Ass ‘CELEBRITY SKIN’ Longplayer 20 Years Ago…

Going back in sonic history looking for memorable albums…

7 September 2018

Band: HOLE

Album: CELEBRITY SKIN – the band’s third LP

Released: 8 September – 20 years ago

ROLLING STONE review: ” ‘Celebrity Skin’ is an album about fame, beauty, life and their opposites… It’s sprung, flung and fun, high-impact, rock-fueled pop with the body and flexibility of really good hair… You don’t need to know or love Courtney Love — to care about her highly chronicled trek from ripped cropped tops to Versace gowns — to enjoy this album. Even Love herself, though, can’t deny her own myth: In the album’s very first verse, she casts herself as “a walking study/In demonology.” On Celebrity Skin, she isn’t especially after journalistic precision, and she isn’t devising some glam plan to seem brilliant. She just knows exactly the kind of rock star she wants to be, and is it.” – Score: 4/5 – Full review here

TURN UP THE VOLUME! says: Courtney Love’s middle-finger to all her haters.
Celebrity Skin is a kick-ass, spit and sneer, glam grunge beast.

Three Top Tracks : Celebrity Skin / Hit So Hard / Use Once And destroy

* CELEBRITY SKIN – classic fuck you uppercut…

* HIT SO HARD – hypnotic swagger…

* USE ONCE AND DESTROY – boiling groove…

ALBUM in full…

COURTNEY LOVE Facebook – Twitter – All Albums

Love’s gang

TODAY’S YESTERDAY ALBUM – ‘Live Through This’ – 2nd LP By HOLE…

em>Top-notch longplayers from the past

‘Live Through This’
Released: 12 April 1994
Second full length

ROLLING STONE wrote: “Courtney Love became a widow just days before her band Hole released their breakthrough album, giving Live Through This a grueling, ripped-from-the-headlines intensity. Written while her husband Kurt Cobain’s life was spinning out of control and recorded by a band mired in drug problems (bassist Kristen Pfaff would overdose in June ’94), it still managed to move past the scabrous noise of Hole’s 1991 debut Pretty on the Inside with a clear, catchy urgency that made songs like “Miss World,” “Doll Parts” and “Violet” instant alt-rock classics. Debate raged about how much Cobain had assisted in Love’s amazing transformation as a songwriter (his backing vocals appear on the album, and his influence his everywhere). But this was Love’s show and she stormed through it, demanding to be “the girl with the most cake” and eating it too.


Album in full

HOLE: Biography – All Albums / COURTNEY LOVE: Facebook

Primal screams


The Jukebox Series: only the greats can fill a Wurlitzer…

One of the media’s former favorite targets and so-called psycho (read: bipolar, hurt, abandoned by her closed ones as a teenager, confused, outspoken, confused, straight
in your face, yes like so many of us, totally HUMAN) COURTNEY LOVE can fill a shiny Wurtlizer, easily. If you can’t believe this I guess you were paying too much attention
to all the sensational bullshit stories on her private life invented by the pathetic gutter press (she had a fucked up teenage life, no doubt about that, just read the right biography to find out why, not the fucking paparazzi rubbish). And yes, she wasn’t a great musician, but bloody hell, she wrote a series of smashing killer crackers nobody can ignore!! From the brutal Teenage Whore to the heartbreaking, confessional ballad that Letter To God is. And she was one of the hottest rock and roll performers I saw on a podium. A genuine primal scream grunge legend in my own borderline book. Oil your vocal chords, you’ll definitely need them to clamor along with L.O.V.E

Tracks selected from the four HOLE albums: Pretty On The Inside (1991) /
Live Through This (1994) / Celebrity Skin (1998) / Nobody’s Daughter (2010)
and her only full solo record America’s Sweetheart (2004)

Back in 2010 I saw LOVE twice – in the legendary Paradiso in Amsterdam and in, the
later deeply deceived, Bataclan Venue in Paris. Here’s Courtney covering The Rolling Stones in Amsterdam (me, fourth row). She looked cool, healthy and happy. And she was just brilliant that night. An icon forever!…

COURTNEY LOVE: Facebook – Twitter

The real – turbulent – story