Thursday, April 22, 2010

Courtney Love "The Rehab Demos"

'Hole Lotta Love' week continues on as we approach the official release date for Nobody's Daughter - the first new Hole album in over 12 years. There has been some controversy over Courtney Love's use of the name Hole on the record, since she is the only original band member returning for the new album, a recording that began life as her long-delayed second solo album How Dirty Girls Get Clean. The artist name change from 'Courtney Love' to 'Hole' is but one of many changes and twists the project underwent since it started a month after Love emerged from 90 days of court-appointed drug treatment in 2006. With most of the songs being written during her 'lock down', Love dubbed the initial recordings "The Rehab Demos", and almost immediately set out to record the album with superstar songwriter/producer Linda Perry and old chum Billy Corgan. This then, is the story, told through interview clips, recording outtakes and the final studio demos themselves, of those early sessions - rebuilding the Queen of Rock - one track at a time.

The Rehab Demos

File size: 151.13 MB RAR

RAR contains 38 tracks, encoded in the MP3 format, most with the following properties:
Channels: 2 (stereo)
Sample Rate: 44.1 KHz{CR}
Sample Size: 16 bit
Bit Rate: 192 kbps
Encoder: LAME 3.98r
Encoder Settings: Constant Bit Rate 192 kbps
Audio Quality: High (Lossy)

Note: Tracks 13, 27 & 34-38 are encoded 128Kbps and track 21 encoded 320Kbps.

01 [You Can't Keep A Good One Down] (1:39)
02 [Pacific Coast Highway - Recording Outtake] (:43)
03 Pacific Coast Highway (Final Studio Demo) (4:39)
04 [Songs About Disasters] (1:12)
05 Dirty Girls (Filth Version) (Studio Demo) (5:07)
06 [Producer Linda Perry] (1:21)
07 Letter To God (Studio Demo) (4:06)
08 [Things To Teach My Children] (1:51)
09 For Once In Your Life (Studio Demo) (5:03)
10 [Relations With Her Parents] (:37)
11 Nobody's Daughter (Original Version) (Studio Demo) (4:45)
12 [On 'Sunset Marquis'] (:38)
13 Sunset Marquis (Full Band Studio Demo) (5:47)
14 [It's A Sexy 'I Hate You Asshole'] (:28)
15 Standup Motherfucker (Full Band Studio Demo) (4:44)
16 [Food Is For Peasants] (:57)
17 Loser Dust (Studio Demo) (2:57)
18 [Hillcrest School Student Review] (:58)
19 Dirty Girls (Candy Version) (Studio Demo) (3:24)
20 [April 17, 1994] (:26)
21 Car Crash (Studio Demo) (3:25)
22 [On Grieving For Kurt] (:45)
23 Happy Ending Story (Studio Demo) (4:30)
24 [On 'Never Go Hungry Again']
25 Never Go Hungry Again (Studio Demo) (4:30)
26 [The Recording of 'Samantha'] (1:22)
27 Samantha (Original Version) (Studio Demo) (3:59)
28 [One Shot Left] (:38)
29 Sunset Marquis (Piano Demo) (3:48)

30 Never Go Hungry Again (Acoustic - The Times Online Podcast) (4:43)
31 Standup Motherfucker (Solo Acoustic Demo) (5:23)
32 Pacific Coast Highway (Rough Mix - Outtake/Excerpt) (2:45)
33 Sunset Marquis (Acoustic - Radio Session) (3:53)
34 Samantha (Live @ The Roxy 7/17/07) (3:51)
35 For Once In Your Life (Live @ The Roxy 7/17/07) (5:08)
36 Letter To God (Live @ The Roxy 7/17/07) (4:02)
37 Nobody's Daughter (Live @ The Roxy 7/17/07) (4:47)
38 Never Go Hungry Again (Live @ The Roxy 7/17/07) (4:23)

Brackets [ ] indicate track is an interlude composed of interview excerpts or recording outtakes; Click image below for notes & information on each individual track.

This is a fairly comprehensive overview of the Linda Perry recording sessions that kicked off work on what would become the 2010 Hole record Nobody's Daughter. Tracks from these sessions began to leak to the public in 2007 and were incredibly positive, with many comparing the results to Marianne Faithfull's Broken English and Bob Dylan's Blood On The Tracks. In mid-2007, while Love was putting together a backing band to road test the new material, she discovered 18-year old guitar virtuoso Micko Larkin, formerly of short-lived British Thamesbeat band Larrikin Love. Love meeting Larkin was the spark that transformed the project she was working on from subdued solo project back to the primal, rock nature of her band Hole. With Larkin on retainer, Love became inspired and co-wrote at least ten more songs for possible inclusion on the record; feeling the songs required a more epic, polished feel Love decided to hire Michael Beinhorn, the producer behind her platinum selling Celebrity Skin album, to re-record most of them. With the exception of "Letter To God" and "Never Go Hungry Again" (which appear on Nobody's Daughter in remixed form), the Linda Perry sessions remain unreleased to the public.


  1. Thank you SO much for posting this! I have a copy of the demo album, along with a few random outtakes AND the new CD, but this beautiful collection stands on its own as both important and a glimpse into the workings of master musicians and a great producer, Linda Perry.

  2. This is cool. The interludes idea is a great one.
    Also, I've been looking for the Roxy tracks. Thanks!!

  3. Hi,I just stumbled upon this little gem and I'm really hoping u have the answer you know i'll be looking for. Quegee above says she has copies of this demo & some random outtakes. Are these available to all of us or was she just lucky enough to know someone? I would do "JUST ABOUT" anything to have these copies too - can you help me?? Thank u so much and my email is for anyone that can help me. Mari

  4. "Dirty Girls (Filth Version) (Studio Demo)" is my favorite song of this list, I think that it is a great list but I do not what is some of the tracks, so I would like to get more similar post!22dd

  5. Over the years, Hole combined some of the best qualities of nasty Sex Pistols punk, the cool nonchalance of grunge, and the extremely self-aware and self-conscious stylings of the New York Dolls into something its own. But you’ll still find a lot of serious Love detractors.


    - liquidvizions

  7. Gracias , por compartir !!!! desde Chile !!! ;)

  8. I've finally found it, thank you for posting and sharing!

  9. thank you sooooo much for keeping this alive