Happy 55 To… COURTNEY LOVE

9 July 2019

Courtney Love was born Courtney Michelle Harrison on 9 July 1964 in San Francisco, California. A controversial personality, an intimidating singer/frontwoman and a puzzling actress. A multifaceted character you love or you hate. I was fully fascinated when she hit the scene with Hole about 30 years ago. Some doubts kicked in afterward (thanks in part to some damaging media animosity. No thanks, sensational sharks!). Was she for real or just acting and fooling around? The fact that she married a global rock star didn’t make things easier to see as they really were. But after reading her biography sometime later
I knew she absolutely was who she showed she was. An adult with many scars because
as a bipolar teenager she was neglected by everybody (parents & family) who should have cared when it matters most for a upgrowing child and she fought her way through, on her own, to be somebody, to have a decent life and feel good about herself. Happy 55 Miss Love. Here come three big ones to celebrate…

– VIOLET –

– CELEBRITY SKIN –

– LETTER TO GOD –

COURTNEY LOVE: Biography – Facebook

COURTNEY LOVE Says A HOLE Reunion Is Possible…

29 May 2019

As former manic grunge legends HOLE celebrated the 25th birthday of their second album Live Through This last month, front-screamer-woman COURTNEY LOVE talked about a possible reunion in an interview with British newspaper The Guardian: “We are definitely talking about it. There’s nothing wrong with honoring your past. I’ve just kind of discovered that. If you don’t, people will rewrite history and you will become an inconvenient woman.” Read the whole story here. I saw the 2010 HOLE reincarnation playing live twice
(Amsterdam and Paris), but wouldn’t mind to see more of the original.

If they come back here are three killers I want them to play…

– DOLL PARTS –

– CELEBRITY SKIN –

– SKINNY LITTLE BITCH –

HOLE: Facebook

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…

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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’
by HOLE
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.

TURN UP THE VOLUME‘s favorite track: DOLL PARTS

Album in full

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HOLE: Biography – All Albums / COURTNEY LOVE: Facebook


Primal screams