Posted: 10 September, 2014
Is this the worst thing ever? Courtney Love's solo guitar and vocal work sounds terrible.
She has been previously known as the 'Queen of Punk-Rock' and anyone who has listened to Courtney Love playing with Hole over the years knows she loves to thrash out a tune.
However, in this latest video that surfaced after a feud with a videographer, he has supposedly isolated her guitar and solo vocals and, well, they're pretty darn rough.
Courtney Love's Solo Guitar And Vocals on "Celeb Skin"
Courtney Love and Hole Solo Guitar And Vocals Video: YouTube / J.M. Ladd
Is it possible that Courtney Love sounds this bad on her own? Or is it just a hoax?
Below is videographer J.M. Ladd's thoughts on the audio and what happened between them as explained on Stereogum.
"Of course, while you can see the whole band playing, the only person you can hear is Love, whose guitar and vocal tracks are isolated in the mix. Explains Hill:
I was hired through the venue to record this show (including many others throughout that week) and was then left standing with a hard drive and an invoice no one seemed to want. Four years later I still have the files and not really any idea what to do with them. But I like to share. So here we are.
What you are hearing are just Courtney’s isolated vocal and guitar mics (with the obvious bleed from the rest of the band). I’ve muted everything else. This video I’ve borrowed from elsewhere on youtube and in trying to sync up my own audio I realized they were a little sloppy with their edit. But you get the idea.
To address the most obvious, inevitable question that I will be asked…this is not fake. Whether you think she’s the worst or this just makes her all the more “punk rock” is for you to decide. I’m merely presenting the facts as they are. Make of them what you will."
Hole - Celeb Skin - Original Video
Courtney Love and Hole - Celeb Skin - Original Video: YouTube / DeLeón Tequila
What do you think of the video? Real or fake?