The Courtney Love D.C. Meltdown

I know I’m late to this party, but David Malitz of the Washington Post had a pretty amazing review of Courtney Love’s show there. It’s quite a read, with lines like: “Of the nearly 30 songs (or song fragments), not even a handful were completed without some minor disaster.” And: “She played a new song, “Pretty Your Whole Life.” It was bad. Half an hour later, she played it again. It was worse.” [The above is a fan video of the show I found here.] ┬áThe review is kind of beautiful in the way it clinically describes this meltdown. It’s devastating┬ábut — incredibly — not mean.

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  1. I think this review is very unfair, if you read reviews from anywhere else they have all been positive. The media has always been quick to crucify Courtney and the world has always been ready to jump on that bandwagon.

    I saw 3 shows on this Hole tour (1st night of NYC, Philly and NJ). She was boring in NYC and amazing the other 2 nights. When Courtney really gets into playing shows she is amazing. No, she isn’t the kind of artist that just plays only the songs she has rehearsed, she gives the fans who have been with her for a long time what they want. She is a complete stream of consciousness on stage and it is quite beautiful to be a part of that. Those fans should be so lucky that she was willing to attempt to play songs she hasn’t since the 90s, seriously.

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