Teenage Whore
by Hole

Album: Pretty On The Inside (1991)
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  • Courtney Love wrote this song about how she supported herself by working as a striper in Portland, Oregon. "When I was a teenage whore, my mother asked me baby what bores?" and "Baby why you are teenage whore?" are two simple verses that explain how the relation between Courtney Love and her mother, Linda Carroll, was not good. Love was sent to a youth correctional facility by her mother, and she stayed there until she was 16. >>
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    Elise - Oklahoma City, OK
  • When this song was issued on Hole's debut album Pretty On The Inside, Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love were an indie-rock power couple on roughly equal footing with their respective bands. That changed when Nirvana's Nevermind took off, changing the very meaning of "alternative" music. Love became far better known as Cobain's boyfriend (and, in 1992, wife) than as the frontwoman of Hole, a formidable rock group that was getting attention from major labels.

    Hole ended up signing with David Geffen's DGC Records and releasing their next album, Live Through This, in 1994 a week after Kurt Cobain's suicide.

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