I've been listening to this and other obscure Hole gems this week (I'm genuinely not trying to be obscure when I say 'My Body The Hand Grenade' is my favourite Hole album). Thinking about it, Hole are really good on cover versions. My faves are (look 'em up; they're worth getting hold of):
- The Void (Raincoats; this cover was a B-side to the original Doll Parts CD single)
- Hungry Like The Wolf (Duran Duran; another B-side, can't remember which)
- Gold Dust Woman (Fleetwood Mac; from 'The Crow: City of Angels', which IMHO is one of the most beautifully shot yet thoroughly awful films ever made, but bizarrely has a properly great soundtrack)
- Take This Longing (Leonard Cohen; I don't know if a recording of this exists, but I saw her sing it live - with billowing sleeves, strewing roses across the stage - and it made me cry and cry and cry)
I'm trying to channel a lotta Courtney lately, basically.
This post is also brought to you by: migraine medication, watching 'Nocturnal Animals' while bombed on migraine medication (emphatically NOT recommended under any circumstances), not getting enough writing done and eating a lot of leftover macaroni cheese.