Thursday, September 11, 2008

Nobody's Daughter

While we're discussing musical genius, I thought I'd mention my potentially-surprising adoration of Courtney Love.

Sandi and I listened to a lot of Hole in high school. We watched her go from grunge rock idol to respected actress to designer-muse and back again. She had hits and misses, musically, like the massively popular Celebrity Skin and the commercial bomb that was America's Sweetheart. The former is one of those albums that floods my mind with memories of adolescence, thinking back on the amazing cover of "Malibu" Sandi performed with our school's rock band.

Head over to her MySpace where she's streaming three great new songs. There's something about them that was missing from her first solo album, 2004's America's Sweetheart. There's an old-school swagger and a confidence that doesn't cross the line into egomaniacal crazy-talk. It's amped-up folk-rock, somehow. For the first time in a while, I'm excited to see what she's got going on when Nobody's Daughter is released in early 2009.


  1. YES. Inspired by C-Love nostalgia I just went back and listened to Hole's Live Through This. STILL GOOD.

    It's hard to believe we actually had a high school rock band led by an overly tanned english teacher with wild hair. Apparently things like that weren't only found in the pages of Archie Comics or on YTV...