Twelve years since Celebrity Skin, a lack of direction, numerous drug issues, among the many mishaps of Courtney Love’s ever tragic post-Cobain existence and in trots “Skinny Little Bitch”. If you’re looking for Courtney’s signature growl, you’ve come to the right place, it’s here alright, anything resembling Live Through This, or Celebrity Skin well you’ve missed the boat by about a decade.
Hole’s triumphant return, this is not, with heavy guitars, drowning out much of Love’s snarling vocals, and a drum beat that drags/kills any momentum the song potentially has, to a stand still. Love being known for going balls out and rocking out. We ask Courtney one kind favor, put your balls away.
The only saving grace comes the last forty seconds with a more hyper beat, and a little more rage, Love sounds well… more like Brody Dalle and The Distillers. Oops!…. sorry Courtney.