Live Through This

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Live Through This
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 12, 1994 (1994-04-12)
RecordedOctober 8–30, 1993 at Triclops Sound Studios in Marietta, Georgia
GenreGrunge,[1][2] punk rock
LabelDGC (US)
City Slang (Europe)
ProducerPaul Q. Kolderie, Sean Slade
Hole chronology
Pretty on the Inside
Live Through This Celebrity Skin
Singles from Live Through This
  1. "Miss World"
    Released: March 28, 1994
  2. "Doll Parts"
    Released: November 15, 1994
  3. "Violet"
    Released: January 1995
  4. "Softer, Softest"
    Released: December 12, 1995

Live Through This is the second studio album by Hole. It was released by Geffen Records on April 12, 1994. It got very good reviews. Most of the album was written by Courtney Love and guitarist Eric Erlandson. It was the only Hole album with bassist Kristen Pfaff. Love's husband Kurt Cobain did backing vocals on two songs. Four singles were released from the album, including "Doll Parts". The album was dedicated to Joe Cole, a roadie for Black Flag, who was shot to death during a robbery in December 1991 after attending a Hole show in West Hollywood, California.[3]

Background[change | change source]

Hole's first studio album Pretty on the Inside was released in 1991. In March 1992, after the band toured to promote the album, drummer Caroline Rue and bassist Jill Emery left the band. In April 1992 Patty Schemel joined the band as drummer in replacement of Rue. The band moved to Carnation, Washington to a house owned by Love and her husband Kurt Cobain and began writing songs for a second album.

Reviews[change | change source]

Rolling Stone gave the album four out of five stars.[4] Spin gave it a score of 10/10.

References[change | change source]

  1. Millard, Andre (June 15, 2004). The Electric Guitar: A History of an American Icon. JHU Press. ISBN 978-0-8018-7862-6. Retrieved April 8, 2013.
  2. Thomas, Stephen. "Live Through This – Hole : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved April 8, 2013.
  3. Erlandson, Eric; Marks, Craig (1995). "Endless Love". Spin 11 (February 1995): 21.
  4. "Hole Live Through This Album Review". Retrieved June 12, 2016.