Live Through This is the second studio album by American alternative rock band Hole. It was released by DGC Records on April 12, 1994, one week after frontwoman Courtney Love's husband, Kurt Cobain, died by suicide in their home. It is the only Hole album to feature bassist Kristen Pfaff before her death in June 1994.
Recorded in October 1993, Live Through This marked a divergence from the band's unpolished hardcore aesthetics to more refined melodies and structure. Love publicly commented on her aspirations to make a classic rock record at the time. The album was produced by Sean Slade and Paul Q. Kolderie and mixed by Scott Litt and J Mascis. The lyrics and packaging reflect Love's thematic preoccupations with beauty, and motifs of milk, motherhood, anti-elitism, and violence against women, while Love derived the album title from a quote in Gone with the Wind (1939).
At the time of its release, Live Through This was met with critical acclaim, though critical and public discussion surrounding it was marked by unsubstantiated rumors that Cobain helped write the album. It earned top-100 chart spots in seven countries and went multi-platinum in December 1994. In critical circles it is considered a contemporary classic, and was included in Rolling Stone's list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, as well as being featured on the list 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. The album was also named the 84th greatest album of all time in a list produced by NME in 2013. As of 2010, it has sold over 1.6 million copies in the United States.
Label: DGC 602547849670
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue
Style: Alternative Rock, Grunge
A2 Miss World
A4 Asking For It
A5 Jennifers Body
A6 Doll Parts
B7 Credit In The Straight World
B8 Softer, Softest
B9 She Walks On Me
B10 I Think That I Would Die
B12 Rock Star