"What came first, the music or the misery? People worry about kids playing with guns, or watching violent videos, that some sort of culture of violence will take them over. Nobody worries about kids listening to thousands, literally thousands of songs about heartbreak, rejection, pain, misery and loss. Did I listen to pop music because I was miserable? Or was I miserable because I listened to pop music?"- Rob / High Fidelity
I was 13 when this album came out and by the time I was 15, I went through 3 copies of this CD because it was on repeat so much. Musically, Live Through This is a great album but reading the lyrics now, no wonder it added to my angst and anger.
After Celebrity Skin, I didn't run to buy their CD. My Bikini Kill-riot grrrl phase grew up, but I always have a soft spot in my little angry 13 year old heart for bands with females that don't fit the typical vocals.
Did anyone listen to Sleater Kinney? I felt like I grew up with them, musically. Unlike Hole who didn't do much growing musically other than sound more over-produced. However, I'm a little excited to see how their new record, Nobody's Daughter sounds like.
I didn't always listen to "cool" music though. I did listen to stuff I didn't want my junior high friends to know about. I'm pretty sure they were dancing around to this on Saturday mornings after cartoons in their pink underwear, too. Wait, what? (Just kidding.) (Not really.) (Hey, I had to balance out the angry music with some Swedish Pop ballads, too, you know?)
Have a great Monday!