My Body, The Hand Grenade

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As Hole were dragging their heels working on the follow-up to Live Through This, their British label, City Slang, released My Body, the Hand Grenade, a collection of outtakes, live cuts, and rare tracks. Most of this material dates from the days of Pretty on the Inside, when Courtney Love was tagged as a riot grrrl, since she screamed over sludgy, heavy guitars, but there are also cuts from their anticlimactic MTV Unplugged appearance in 1995. While the rarity value of this music certainly makes it interesting, the music itself is pretty average, with the dreck outweighing the good stuff (including a rewrite of the Nirvana rarity "Old Age," for which none of the members of Nirvana are credited) by a wide margin.

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