Posted: 1 October, 2014
by Christian Hull
Courtney Love's Sound Guy Gets His Revenge
Courtney Love didn't pay her sound guy, so he released this video of her.
When Courtney Love chose not to pay her sound guy he decided to release a raw audio file of her performance. It's not pretty.
Back in 2010 Courtney Love performed in New York with 'Hole'.
It seems that they didn't pay their sound guy for the work he did. He isn't happy, so he has decided to release the raw audio of her mic and her guitar.
This is what he wrote:
I was hired through the venue to record this show (including many others throughout that week) and was then left standing with a hard drive and an invoice no one seemed to want. Four years later I still have the files and not really any idea what to do with them. But I like to share. So here we are.
What you are hearing are just Courtney's isolated vocal and guitar mics (with the obvious bleed from the rest of the band). I've muted everything else. EDIT: There seems to be some confusion about where/what the video footage is. It's a video of the same performance. It's just not my video. I did not shoot this video. I did not edit this video together. I have merely taken my audio recording of the same performance and synced it as best I could.
Reading some of the comments on the video, it seems that quite a few people are sticking up for her. Lots of musicians are saying that's exactly how grunge is suposed to sound and that she was amazing. I'm no fan of 'grunge' but I don't think it should sound like this should it.
Hole - Celebrity Skin live (solo vocal & guitar mics)