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Pretty On The Inside (Bonus Track) (Parental Advisory)


Format: Digital
Label: Astralwerks
Rel. Date: 07/01/1991
UPC: 724384045722

Pretty On The Inside (Bonus Track) (Parental Advisory)
Artist: Hole
Format: Digital


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''Pretty on the Inside'' is the debut studio album by U.S. alternative rock group Hole, released in September 1991 on Caroline Records. Featuring experimental and abrasive music and vocals, the album was heavily influenced by punk rock. Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon produced the record.

The recording of the album took place over the course of four days, and resulted in two newly-written songs ("Starbelly" and "Sassy") as well as recordings of songs that had never been or rarely had been played live ("Loaded" and "Good Sister/Bad Sister"). The album was very well-received at the time of its release, but was quickly eclipsed both critically and on the music charts when Nirvana's ''Nevermind'' was released, and yet again when Hole released their second album, ''Live Through This'' after Nirvana's ''In Utero'', which featured a more streamlined sound.

''Pretty on the Inside'' has had an influence on several female-fronted alternative acts, being specifically mentioned by Spinnerette frontwoman Brody Dalle in an interview as a seminal album in the development of her music. The album was mildly successful in the United States, but received much more attention from British music press, who mostly had positive reaction to it; upon the album's release, UK-based ''Q Magazine'' called it "loud, ugly and deliberately shocking." - Wikipedia