Celebrity Skin was the third album from Courtney Love and Hole. Their previous album Live Through This had left behind the racket of debut Pretty on the Inside forging a more radio-friendly sound. Four years later Celebrity Skin edged further into the mainstream with a streamlined set of tuneful Californian guitar rock highlighted by the lovely the Lemonheads -ish twang of Malibu and the chart topping title track.
Vinyl LP £20.74 MOVLP999
Black vinyl 180g reissue on Music On Vinyl.
6/10 Penrith Steve 17th November 2014
Slicker, more polished and more produced than their two previous albums, "Celebrity Skin" sees Hole making a more radio-friendly sound.
Billy Corgan of The Smashing Pumpkins helps out with a bit of songwriting and production and there's evidence of Evan Dando's influence (he and Courtney Love were friends at the time) on songs like "Malibu".
The title track is good and "Awful" is okay but this album is only average and nowhere near as good as its predecessor, "Live Through This".
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