Samantha
by Hole

Album: Nobody's Daughter (2010)

Songfacts®:

  • This was expected to be the first single from the Courtney Love-fronted Alternative Rock band Hole's fourth album, Nobody's Daughter, and was performed by the band on a number of TV shows to promote the record. Eventually "Skinny Little Bitch" was chosen as the lead single.
  • This was co-written by Linda Perry who produced and co-wrote much of Courtney Love's 2004 solo debut album, America's Sweetheart. The song was originally recorded at the end of the Perry sessions, its sound inspiring the direction of the album.
  • Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan assumed the role of guitar player on most of the songs on Nobody's Daughter and penned the main riff for "Samantha." However for the final recording of this track, Love replaced Corgan's guitar part with a cello. Love told Q magazine: "The cello that you hear is a really hot Chinese girl with an amazing rack and insanely good hair who is a heavy metal goddess on cello, Tina Guo."

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