Hole - Live Through This
Released - April 12, 1994

Live Through This is the second studio album by American alternative rock band Hole. It was released by Geffen Records on April 12, 1994, just four days after frontwoman Courtney Love’s husband, Kurt Cobain, was found dead in their home. It was Hole’s only album to feature bassist Kristen Pfaff before her death in June 1994, and the first to feature Patty Schemel on drums.

Musically and lyrically, the album differed greatly from the band’s debut, Pretty on the Inside (1991), transitioning from punk and noise rock to a more accessible rock sound, focusing more on melody and dynamics and utilizing less of the distortion and experimental touches that dominated their previous record. Lyrically, the album heavily reflected Love’s life at the time, her transition into public notoriety, and her role as a wife and mother, as well as articulating a “third-wave feminist consciousness”.

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Kristen McMenamy by Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia, July 1992


Kristen McMenamy by Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia, July 1992

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