Celebrity Skin is the tenth single by Hole, released on September 1, 1998 by Geffen Records. It is the debut single from their third studio album of the same name and is Hole’s most commercially successful single, being the only one to reach on the Modern Rock Tracks chart. In October 2011, NME placed it at number 126 on its list 150 Best Tracks of the Past 15 Years. Billy Corgan reportedly wrote the song’s main guitar riff.
Ultimately, Celebrity Skin was Hole’s best selling album, especially thanks to its eponymous song, which peaked at number one on the Modern Rock Tracks chart. Celebrity Skin Q&A. Producers Michael Beinhorn. Writers Billy Corgan, Charlotte Caffey, Courtney Love & 5 more. Additional Production Eric Erlandson. Arranged By Billy Corgan, Courtney Love & Eric Erlandson.
Mastered at Sterling Sound, New York, NY. Recorded at Conway Studios, Los Angeles. Additional recording at Quad Studios NYC, Olympic Studios London, Record Plant, . Transfers at Right Track NYC. Mixed at South Beach Studios, Miami. Additional mixing at Image Recording . and Ocean Way Recording . Back cover: Ophelia (Paul Steck, 1895): Giraudon/Art Resource, New York.
Their third album, Celebrity Skin (1998), marked a notable departure from their earlier punk influences, boasting a more commercially viable sound; the album sold around 2 million copies worldwide, and earned them significant critical acclaim. They disbanded in 2002, and the members individually pursued other projects.
The 4th album by Hole was a huge commercial achievement, successfully bridging the gap between Grunge and guitar Pop. Original vinyl copies of Celebrity Skin were made in small numbers - therefore making this first ever reissue a much needed one for the fans! 180 gram audiophile vinyl. Original Release : 1998. Side A. 1. Celebrity Skin 2. Boys On The Radio 3. Hit So Hard 4. Malibu 5. Reasons To Be Beautiful 6. Dying. Side B. Awful 2. Use Once & Destroy 3. Northern Star 4. Heaven Tonight 5. Playing Your Song 6. Petals. The 4th albumby Hole was a huge commercial achievement, successfully bridging the gap between Grunge and guitar Pop. The band revolving around Kurt Cobain's widow Courtney Love carved a niche for themselves as the seminal female fronted Grunge group.
Third album from Courtney Love & co originally released in 1998 featuring the title track, 'Awful' & 'Malibu'. When last we saw Courtney Love, she was performing on the silver screen and posing for Versace, a far cry from her formative days stumbling across stages wearing ripped thrift-store clothing. But Love's Hollywood transformation is just the latest in her crusade for adoration, whatever the environment. And Celebrity Skin is just the latest manifestation of that obsession.