HOLE Released Furious Debut LP ‘PRETTY ON THE INSIDE’ 30 Years Ago Today

17 September 2021

Band: HOLE
Who: Grunge punk band formed by loudmouth
Courtney Love
and guitarist Eric Erlandson in L.A.
Active: 1989–2002, 2009–2012 / 4 studio albums

Anniversary album: PRETTY ON THE INSIDE
The band’s debut LP
Released: 17 September 1991 – 30 years ago today

Pop Matters said: “When Love sings, “In the dark I destroy what I began”,
“I Knife me…I slash my”, Love is inevitably tracing back to her own roots of
self-loathing. This simplistic lyrical delivery is a truly remarkable feat. Her
words are easy to understand, and entirely accessible. The band’s songs are
catchy, and perpetually thumping with hyper guitars, and feedback-laden
reverbs. And as such, they are especially easy to sing along to, which in turn,
makes their content equally poignant and satirical… When Love spurts out her
final lines: “It’s life’s illusions I recall”, “I really don’t know life at all!” over Eric
Erlandson’s withering guitar…one is left feeling nothing short of gobsmacked,
and that my friends, is a good thing.”
Full review here. Score: 8/10.

Turn Up The Volume: You either love or hate Courtney Love. I love her,
most of all her guts. Her youth was a succession of misery, abuse, no
safe family, poorness, and loneliness leading to sex work, drugs and
alcohol, psychiatric problems, manic depressions, and mental issues.
Actually, a wonder that she survived all this devastating mess.

On this debut LP Love tries to get rid of all her ugly demons and screams
her lungs to pieces. This is the punkiest grunge record ever made and paved
the way to their best one Live Through This.

Single: Teenage Whore


Superstar MILEY CYRUS Covers HOLE With A Stellar Version Of DOLL PARTS

5 December 2020

Only one week after her brand new album Plastic Hearts pop celebrity MILEY CYRUS
was one of the guests on The Howard Stern Show. She decided to do a cover of Doll Parts, one of the best ever songs by Hole featured on their 1995 CD Live Through This.

Cyrus‘ performance is just brilliant. Fired up and psyched up. Bingo!

Here she comes…

But Courtney‘s still the best…


‘Skinny Little Bitch’ By HOLE – Vicious Single Came Out 10 Years Ago Today…

12 March 2020

Band: Hole
Single: Skinny Little Bitch 
B-side: Codine
Released: 12 March 2010 – 10 years ago today
Album: Nobody’s Daughter – the band’s 4th album
NME described it just perfectly: “a balls-out, low-down
dirty rock song, and as fine a signature tune for the new
Hole as you could imagine. Tapping the same lyrical vein as
‘Samantha’, it’s The Stooges fronted by a Joan Jett re-imagined
as the Bride Of Frankenstein. And it’s the sound of Courtney
having fun.”

Score: #19 in the US

Original clip…

Live on American TV…

HOLE: Facebook

Smoking Firecracker ‘CELEBRITY SKIN’ By HOLE – Released 1998…

30 January 2020


Band: Hole
Song: Celebrity Skin
B-sides: Best Sunday Dress and Dying
Released: 1 September 1998
Album: Celebrity Skin – the band’s third LP
Score: The single reached Number One in the US on the Alternative Songs Chart

Here’s that smoking firecracker…


Courtney Love will receive the NME Icon Award on 12 February