February 10 is the new release date for America’s Sweetheart, Courtney Love’s MUCH-delayed solo debut. Sorry, no MP3s (Virgin is guarding these like they were long-lost Nirvana tracks), but here’s the 411:
Did you miss me? Sure, Courtney, I missed you, but why are you trying to sound like the Hives? Instead “Mono” sounds like a Donnas b-side, and of this Kurt would not approve.
Tongue-in-cheek stalker tribute to the Stroke (“I know where you live!”). There’s a cool breakdown in the middle where she gets all breathless … When I touched your limousine I really caught a vibe/ It said I love you baby girl you know ’cause I could read your mind. Funny. You can hear a shitty live cut of this song here.
“Hold On To Me”
Starts off pretty enough, sorta R.E.M.-y. There’s some piano too. But really it’s just a paint-by-numbers rock ballad. Snooze.
Courtney’s lost her mind and we should boycott her products until she lays off the pills (it’s for her own good) — but in the name of objectivity, I give her 2 points for not using the Matrix.
Which reminds me… that Courtney photo I posted a while back…
…is from the very cool photo book so80s. Makes a great stocking stuffer (if you have a 3 ft. wide stocking).
In neck-and-neck Billboard news…
#1 Jay-Z The Black Album
#2 No Doubt The Singles
#3 Britney Spears In The Zone
Brit drops 58% from last week. And it was her birthday yesterday! C’mon people! Show some love.