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Hole's Live Through This
Author: Anwyn Crawford

ISBN: 9781623563776
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 1 February 2015
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 16.5 x 12.0 x 1.3
Description:
A positive, feminist reading of Hole's landmark 1994 album and its controversial creator, Courtney Love, which explores womanhood, desire, disgust, self-destruction, survival, and fame.

Courtney Love has never been less than notorious. Her intelligence, ambition and appetite for confrontation has 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 teenage girls.

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 riot-grrrl, too explicitly feminist to be the world's biggest rock band. And then Kurt Cobain shot himself, four days before the album's schedul...

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