(1998) Celebrity Skin

Hole

... read moreAfter getting more press than O.J. Simpson, Courtney Love and Hole went underground to put together this quality, guitar-driven rock/pop release. CELEBRITY SKIN is packed from beginning to end with up-tempo, hard rock gems that show Love's strength and direction as a songwriter. Co-writing several...

50′:21″ 12 Songs

1
Celebrity Skin
Hole
2:42
2
Awful (Album Version)
Hole
3:16
3
Hit So Hard (Album Version)
Hole
4:00
4
Malibu
Hole
3:50
5
Reasons To Be Beautiful (Album Version)
Hole
5:19
6
Dying (Album Version)
Hole
3:44
7
Use Once & Destroy (Album Version)
Hole
5:04
8
Northern Star (Album Version)
Hole
4:58
9
Boys On The Radio (Album Version)
Hole
5:09
10
Heaven Tonight (Album Version)
Hole
3:30
11
Playing Your Song (Album Version)
Hole
3:21
12
Petals (Album Version)
Hole
5:28
Released 01 January 1998, ℗ 1998 UMG Recordings, Inc.

Review

After getting more press than O.J. Simpson, Courtney Love and Hole went underground to put together this quality, guitar-driven rock/pop release. CELEBRITY SKIN is packed from beginning to end with up-tempo, hard rock gems that show Love's strength and direction as a songwriter. Co-writing several tracks on CELEBRITY SKIN is Smashing Pumpkins front man Billy Corgan ("Malibu", "Petals"). The title track is co-penned by Corgan with Love scripting the lyrics. Kicking into overdrive from the first chord, the song talks about the often-comical pursuit of fortune and fame. The lyrics on "Hit So Hard" make you wonder whether Love is talking about domestic abuse or the drop-dead feeling that results from spotting the most beautiful boy in the world across the room? The lyrics are smart enough to support both theories. Other tracks to check out are "Awful," "Reasons To Be Beautiful" and "Boys On The Radio."