Courtney Love Announces Special Hole Release

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Courtney Love has announced on Instagram, “HOLE – LIVE THROUGH THIS – LTD. EDITION. 1500 COPIES. RED, OPAQUE VINYL. 180-GRAM. AVAILABLE NOW (link in bio).”

The Sound of Vinyl described the release as, “Limited-edition opaque red 180-gram vinyl! Only 1500 copies available worldwide.

Hole’s 1994 sophomore album merged the band’s hardcore aesthetics with more refined melodies and polished production, while spotlighting Courtney Love’s signature rage & feminist lyrics. It was met with both enthusiastic sales and critical acclaim, and the single ‘Doll Parts’ reached #4 on the US Modern Rock charts.”

Tracklisting:
Violet
Miss World
Plump
Asking for It
Jennifer’s Body
Doll Parts
Credit in the Straight World
Softer, Softest
She Walks on Me
I Think That I Would Die
Gutless
Rock Star

Melissa auf der Maur discussed her disappointment in the handling of Hole’s legacy in a new Stereogum interview.

Stereogum asked, “You’ve often said you felt there was some unfinished business there.”

“For sure. I actually feel pissed off, and it’s no one’s fault — except for kind of, maybe, mismanagement or hard-to-manage artists. Hole’s legacy lives in the gutters of YouTube. It had been like 10 years since I’d played with Hole when YouTube was created. I was, for the first time, able to look at some of the powerful live things. I realized, “Wow, nobody knows this.” There’s no Best Of. I like the idea of helping remember things and put memories together. I also have a photographic archive of 35,000 negatives from that time, too, and I’ve been slowly scanning them. I’m a little too busy for my own art project.

There was actually a show I had with Nick Zinner at a very interesting photography museum in Cleveland, Ohio, called Transformer Station. He and I had similar work, it was from my archives of life on the road in the ’90s. I’m really excited to make a package of it. I have really fond memories. I’m working with a very old friend of mine and hers, called Joe Mama-Nitzberg, who was one of Courtney’s oldest friends as a teenager. They came up together in the San Francisco punk rock scene. He now lives in Hudson and he’s a very big friend and supporter of Basilica. And we’re going to direct a very strange soiree. I’m really happy to be able to do that for the legacy of Courtney and Hole.”