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20 YEARS AGO: Hole - Malibu

Posted on the 22 January 2019 by Rw/ff @rwffmusic
20 YEARS AGO: Hole - MalibuA joyously melodic yet edgy American rock gem packed with hooks, released as a single in the UK 20 years ago this week in January 1999. The brilliant 'Malibu' reached number 22 in the UK singles charts and was the second single to be released from Hole's 1998 album 'Celebrity Skin'. 
The lyrics were penned by Courtney Love, while the music was composed by Love, lead guitarist Eric Erlandson, and Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins, who also contributed to a few other tracks on 'Celebrity Skin'.
Despite being criticised by some for its supposedly more commercial sound, in terms of alt-rock songwriting, this was Courtney Love's band at their very best. It would be the last Hole album for 12 years, and brought the group's golden period to an end on a high. After the group's split in 2002 and partial reformation in 2010, Love brought Hole to an end once more in 2013.

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