First Hole single, 'Skinny Little Bitch,' hits interwebs: Listen and weigh in here!

It’s almost as though Courtney Love doesn’t know it is her duty as a train wreck to announce a new record and then keep pushing the release date back and back and back until it disappears into a haze of Chinese Democracy-like proportions: Not two weeks after Nobody’s Daughter got a label and a release date of April 27th, the first single from the reanimated corpse of Hole is here… and it doesn’t suck.

Much like the clip of “Samantha” I linked to last time, “Skinny Little Bitch” sounds a bit like leftovers from the ’90s instead of something vivid and in the moment. But from the sludgy bar chords to Love’s aggro wail, it definitely sounds like Hole. And despite the fact that I am no longer 19 years old, I still really enjoy Hole, so, hey, awesometown.

You can download the clip for yourself at, if you want. Do you want, Mixers? What think you?

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  • Jenn

    I agree, it’s not new and exciting, but it does make me want to dust off the old Hole albums and listen again.

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    • UGH

      I’ll join in on the all caps:


      • NotEvenForFree

        Ugh is right. Theres so many NEW good singers and bands out there, why would anyone listen to the old drug queen?

  • luluvoodoo

    eh, why bother when it’s just like the same old crap??

    • LindaSomebody

      Linda somebody wrote a lot of the lyrics. And produced some of it.

  • Maserda

    Heard it on the radio at lunch. Meh.

  • crispy

    It doesn’t suck? Um, yes. Yes, it does.

  • Hutchy

    ROFL what vastly more talented musician did she sucker into writing all her songs this time? Billy Corgan wasnt dumb enough to fall for that trick AGAIN, was he? Gee, how surprising, it sounds exactly like the only 3 songs she actually knows how to play.

    • NotEvenForFree

      Linda somebody wrote and produced a lot of it. Then she got sick of CL and quit. Same w Corgan. I think Lindas bands name was 4 bottle blonde. Something like that. Good lyrics writer, the Linda person.

      • Jenna

        Linda Perry?

      • Jesus

        It’s Linda Perry and she’s from 4 non-Blondes

  • Lynny

    Music has never been Courney’s problem. I have all the Hole albums and they are fantastic. It’s when she starts talking that she gets irritating.

  • Mothra

    If you like Hole, you’ll like this. Thankfully, it’s far superior to her solo stuff on “America’s Sweetheart” but I have to agree that it’s nothing new. Will I buy it? Probably. Because at least it’s passionate and not autotuned to death. Anyone else think the “SLB” in the title might be HER daughter? Just a thought. Might change my mind once I decode her lyrics. She never was one to enunciate! I give it an 85.

  • Mothra

    Must add: any new music with guitars makes me happy. So tired of club/dance crapola.

    • S.O.

      But if those guitars contains anything made by Nickelback, Fall Out Boy, or any other band that sound manufactured by the music industry, its still crapola.

      • Mothra

        Yeah, ok, fair enough. But Hole/Courtney is far from the world of corporate schlock-rock.

  • Jason

    reconstituted, packaged up and tied w a pretty bow, ala Courtneys self-promotion. Nothing special, sounded ok the first time thru but after that it grates in my head. Wont waste money on it.

  • Rain

    meh… nothing special.

  • MultiPass

    love it. a nice change to hear some real rock and roll for a change.

  • Carrie

    Awesometown, indeed.

  • ali

    hahaha shes my hero bin waiting for this day……:)

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