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Hole's Live Through This, Paperback / softback Book

Hole's Live Through This Paperback / softback

Part of the 33 1/3 series

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Courtney Love has never been less than notorious. Her intelligence, ambition and appetite for confrontation have made her a target in a music industry still dominated by men.

As Kurt Cobain's wife she was derided as an opportunistic groupie; as his widow she is pitied, and scorned, as the madwoman in rock's attic.

Yet Hole's second album, Live Through This, awoke a feminist consciousness in a generation of young listeners. Live Through This arrived in 1994, at a tumultuous point in the history of American music.

Three years earlier Nirvana's Nevermind had broken open the punk underground, and the first issue of a zine called Riot Grrrl had been published.

Hole were of this context and yet outside of it: too famous for the strict punk ethics of riotgrrrl, too explicitly feminist to be the world's biggest rock band. Live Through This is an album about girlhood and motherhood; desire and disgust; self-destruction and survival.

There have been few rock albums before or since so intimately concerned with female experience.

It is an album that changed lives - so why is Courtney Love's achievement as a songwriter and musician still not taken seriously, two decades on?

Information

  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Rock & Pop music
  • ISBN: 9781623563776

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