Holes Charming b-side

The grunge band Hole,  fronted by the controversial Courtney Love  has always had contentious lyrics in their songs, and their first b-side Phonebill Song  is no different. This song featured on Holes  first ever single Retard Girl and has a strong punk rock sound which was swapped for grunge in their later works. The single was released in 1990 where the guitarist Eric Erlandson  was going through an experimental phase with guitar distortion and Love  was defining her unique vocal abilities

On another note, you may have noticed that this blog now has it’s very own soundcloud profile! so head along to https://soundcloud.com/rockbeforetheracket if you wish to listen to any of the songs featured on this blog aswell as a few extras


Karen O doing it solo

Recently, there has been a lot of hype surrounding the Yeah Yeah Yeahs  as the release date for their newest album Mosquito  lingers closer. Several years before the success that this band has gained however, there was an album titled ‘KO at home’ which consisted of 14 acoustic tracks created by Karen O which was leaked on the internet. There was only one copy made which the lead singer had created for her friend Dave Sitek, who is the guitarist in the experimental rock band TV on the Radio. Here is the sixth track of the album titled “Pumpkins”

If you wish to find out more about the Yeah Yeah Yeahs new album then follow this link: http://prettymuchamazing.com/music/stream/yeah-yeah-yeahs-under-the-earth