Live Through This

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Live Through This is the second studio album by American alternative rock band Hole, released by DGC Records on April 12, 1994. Recorded in late 1993, it marked a divergence from the band's unpolished hardcore aesthetics to more refined melodies and song structure. Frontwoman Courtney Love commented in 1993 that she wanted the record to be "shocking to the people who think that we don't have a soft edge," though still maintain a harsh sensibility.

The album was produced by Sean Slade and Paul Q. Kolderie and mixed by Scott Litt and J Mascis. The lyrics and packaging reflect Love's thematic preoccupations with beauty, and motifs of milk, motherhood, anti-elitism, and violence against women, while Love derived the album title from a quote in Gone with the Wind (1939).

At the time of its release, the album was met with critical acclaim, and it earned top-100 chart spots in seven countries before going multi-platinum in December 1994. Despite this, it was also subject of some public discussion regarding unsubstantiated rumors that Love's husband, Kurt Cobain—who died by suicide one week before the album's release—helped ghostwrite the album. This claim has been disputed by the band members, producers, as well as music biographers, though the band confirmed that Cobain sang additional backing vocals on two tracks during a visit to the studio.


Violet 3:24
Miss World 3:00
Plump 2:34
Asking For It 3:29
Jennifers Body 3:42
Doll Parts 3:31
Credit In The Straight World 3:11
Softer, Softest 3:28
She Walks On Me 3:24
I Think That I Would Die 3:36
Gutless 2:15
Rock Star 2:42