In 2010, J.M. Ladd was hired to film Hole playing a gig at the New York club, Don Hills. The venue was apparently uninterested in the footage, though, and according to Ladd, he was “left standing with a hard drive and an invoice no one seemed to want.” For the past four years, the files have been sitting on his hard drive, until this week, when he uploaded them to YouTube. They probably should have stayed where they were, although the bottom of the ocean would have also worked.
What you are hearing are just Courtney’s isolated vocal and guitar mics (with the obvious bleed from the rest of the band). I’ve muted everything else. This video I’ve borrowed from elsewhere on youtube and in trying to sync up my own audio I realized they were a little sloppy with their edit. But you get the idea.
To address the most obvious, inevitable question that I will be asked…this is not fake. Whether you think she’s the worst or this just makes her all the more “punk rock” is for you to decide. I’m merely presenting the facts as they are. Make of them what you will.
All that “Nirvana money,” and not a single cent went to guitar lessons, apparently.
The actual Celebrity Skin album still sounds great, though!