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Hole was an American band that formed in Los Angeles, California in 1989 by singer-songwriter and guitarist Courtney Love and lead guitarist Eric Erlandson. The band went through various lineups through the subsequent decades before its dissolution in 2002. In 2009, frontwoman Love re-formed Hole with lead guitarist Micko Larkin (formerly of Larrikin Love), Shawn Dailey (of Rock Kills Kid) on bass, and Stuart Fisher (formerly of Ozric Tentacles) on drums, but retired the Hole moniker in 2012, returning to work as a solo artist.

Hole’s abrasive, self-consciously obnoxious style of alternative rock was initially influenced heavily by and and had a brief period as a three-guitar lineup, first with Eric Erlandson and Mike Geisbriecht, then briefly with the musician Errol Stewart. The band released two singles, firstly “Retard Girl” in 1990 and then “Dicknail” in 1991, both on independent record labels.

The lineup that recorded the band’s first album “Pretty on the Inside” (1991) was Love, lead guitarist Eric Erlandson, bassist Jill Emery and drummer Caroline Rue. The album, which was produced by Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon, was critically praised by rock journalists despite its limited popularity in the United States; overseas, however, the album was a hit within the UK rock scene, and its lead single, “Teenage Whore” entered the UK indie rock chart at number one.


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  • bleedtruth

    Live Through This ♥

    24 Jun 10:21pm Reply
  • heartbreakdown

    they have so many great b-sides that literally no one listens to [2]

    22 Jun 12:56am Reply
  • Nimbie

    I love their version of "Hungry Like the Wolf" so much!

    12 Jun 4:29pm Reply
  • keanequeen


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  • Wavy-Plant

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  • Nimbie

    "Drag" is such a good song, they have so many great b-sides that literally no one listens to

    25 May 6:39pm Reply
  • nyameon


    24 May 5:03am Reply
  • Nimbie

    by the way, does anyone know where that "there's a hole that pierces my soul / through my soul / right through me" quote is taken from, or did Courtney make it up by herself? I mean there's no such line in Euripides' Medea, at least in the translations I know.

    20 May 8:38pm Reply
  • JenniferSpears

    DONA DO MEU HÍMEN ♥ [2] dos nossos

    17 May 8:52pm Reply
  • narcisomelo


    11 May 11:21pm Reply
  • vturi

    @eeevans oh yeah, a woman isn't capable to write a god damn album, she does need a fucking suicidal man to do it for her........ keep your sexism away

    10 May 10:19pm Reply
  • IgorCarvalhocs

    One of my favorite bands ever.

    4 May 2:45am Reply
  • CoraLyra

    turns out that scott does know whats going on.. You ma friend speak the truth. I have mad respect for Hole and Courtney Love. I wish I had at least half of her attitude actually... And Live Trough This is easily one of the best albums Ever, period

    24 Apr 1:31am Reply
  • dersonveloso

    Fav band

    23 Apr 4:55pm Reply
  • jessyrocker

    Big Fan Here

    23 Apr 9:20am Reply
  • Nimbie

    turns out Eric digs Les Rallizes Denudes, if there's anything to make this band cooler than that's it lol

    20 Apr 9:07pm Reply
  • Th3blu3

    Nobody's Daughter é uma coisa linda de bonita, pena ser tão subestimado

    17 Apr 5:21am Reply
  • jessyrocker

    Just Great

    12 Apr 1:39am Reply
  • maidenofmight

    Hole - My Body, the Hand Grenade full album:

    10 Apr 12:28pm Reply
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