Hole - "Skinny Little Bitch"

First studio sounds from the it’s-really-happening LP Nobody’s Daughter are up and here. Titled “Skinny Little Bitch,” a fitting track name to come just one day after Courtney tagged Lily Allen as a cokemonster with a “propensity toward corpulence” which, let’s be fair, is an A+ zing either ghostwritten by the typo-free entity manning her Twitter or delivered during a moment of striking lucidity. And you know what, let’s say it’s the latter, on the back of “Skinny Little Bitch” (and on the back of “Samantha“). Yes, she’s being propped up on all sides — by a studio capable of reconstituting her striated growl in whatever image it sees fit and a de novo “Hole” which consists of Micko Larkin, Shawn Dailey, Jack Irons (on drums in the studio), and “co”-writing credits to Linda Perry and Billy Corgan — to the point that it’s impossible to meaningfully pinpoint what percentage is Love and what is loveless. But whether it’s a case study in ventriloquism or some authentic shit, this is one of the most competent and surefire radio ready slabs of alt.rock since alt.rock and radio ready were words that actually meant something. My reasons for wanting to check her at SPIN’s SXSW party just took on new dimension. Listen:

Download it at nobodysdaughter.com for the price of an email. Nobody’s Daughter is out 4/27 via Mercury Records.

Comments (8)
  1. Anyone see this picture?


  2. Srsly, “lol ur fat” is “an A+ zing”? It’d be misogynistic and fucked up enough if it was true, but ffs.

  3. Nope. “lol ur fat” would be a D- zing or worse, depending on who said it (I’m a relativist). “Propensity for corpulence” is a pithily wrapped slam which, substance aside, is artfully constructed, so much so that the rest of the post calls its origin into question, and uses it as a way to maybe understand the song/mindset of Courtney as well. (Also, about that substance: Yes it is mean, but also, that is what a zing is? And it is not “ur fat,” it’s that you have the propensity for being so. A deeper and more gnawing psychological dig, that, and one that never lets you feel content — corpulence is always right around the corner.) Also I don’t know what ffs means, and I’m pretty sure Srsly is missing vowels. Courtney Love’s ghost tweeter can help up your game, too!

  4. You think the substance here is irrelevant? My point isn’t just that “lol ur fat” – and I very much doubt you really believe that that the attack was meant to be psychological and seed self-doubt, rather than a reference to Allen’s current and/or past weight – is factually inaccurate, it’s that it’s a lazy misogynistic insult that relies on such tired old ground that it’s possible to fall back on without engaging one’s brain for a second. Misogyny and fat bashing isn’t clever, brave and edgy; it’s mundane and boring. And if you think rewording it as “propensity for corpulence” requires any significant level of wit or intelligence, it’s a pretty damning statement about the limits of yr imagination.

  5. Hey Angelica, your a fat chick, aren’t you?

  6. How exactly is calling someone fat misogynist?

    It’s not like women are the only people that care if they’re fat or not.

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