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Hole: Celebrity Skin (Geffen)

Stevie Chick, Melody Maker, 5 September 1998

COURTNEY LOVE is performing the most outrageous and unexpected act of an outrageous, unexpected life: surviving. Her rewriting of 'Miss World' on Hole's last tour ("I'm the one/The one who should have died') evoked the circus of harpies clawing at Courtney's soul, but she won't give them the benefit of her surrender.

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