Of late I have found myself listening to a lot of music from when I was a teenager and I am loving my trip down memory lane.
My formative years were during the nineties when Seattle was big on the music scene, I found myself falling in love with loads of bands like the Pixies, Nirvana, Jane's Addiction, Throwing Muses....my cd player and occasionally record player were loaded up with songs full of angst and swear words.
This occasional series of posts is to share my love of the gems and maybe some of you know them too. The great thing about some of the albums is that some of them are stories in themselves and could happily be great novels, my first pick is one that fits that bill!
2. "Miss World"
3. "Plump" Love
4. "Asking for It"
5. "Jennifer's Body"
6. "Doll Parts"
7. "Credit in the Straight World"
8. "Softer, Softest"
9. "She Walks on Me"
10. "I Think That I Would Die"
12. "Rock Star"
So I think I must have bought this roughly about 1994, I was still at school and I listened to this constantly on repeat.
To be honest as a fifteen year old I had no idea what half of Courtney Love's lyrics where about but as an angsty teenager they appealed to me.
I listened to this album in its entirety the other day and the songs still gave me and you know I hate to say it but they gave me major feels.
The lyrics can be haunting such as Miss World "watch me break and watch me burn", Doll Parts "I love him so much it just turns to hate" and Violet "You should learn how to say no".
Courtney can also do shouty extremely well such as in Rock Star "What do you do with the revolution?".
Even twenty years on this album still has the power to reduce me to a fuzzy ball of emotion. I know Courtney Love is not everyone's cup of tea but this album is just immense and as I said above I really could quite imagine this as a book, an angsty young adult book, maybe something by Colleen Hoover or the likes.
If you want to listen to any tracks, click on the Amazon link and it'll give you samples of each song, my personal favourite would have to be Miss World, which has really depressing lyrics but I don't know something about it just made me listen to it over and over again on my Walkman! (remember them?)
Any other fans of Hole out there?