Recent Song

Hole – “Boys on the Radio”

Finding a great track on an album you’ve owned for over a decade – moreover, an album you’ve all but discounted (in fact I sold my CD of “Celebrity Skin” a couple years ago but uploaded it to iTunes beforehand – pretty much the only reason I listened to it, otherwise the CD would be languishing in my collection). It’s funny because this album seemed so cynical at the time with its anti-Hollywood lyrical content while Courtney Love was all dolled up in plastic body parts and revealing clothes. Set next to what women pop artists produce currently, it feels practically revolutionary – actual feminism, I almost forgot what it looked like. Besides all that it’s a perfect alt-rock studio song, on an album that happens to be filled with them – truly underrated.