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Hole discography
A five-piece rock band performing live on stage. A red sign behinds them reads "SPIN 20" in white lettering.
Hole performing live in 2013.
Releases
Studio albums 4
Compilation albums 1
EPs 2
Singles 21
Music videos 12
Miscellaneous 15
Unofficial label releases 3

The discography of Hole, a Los Angeles-based American alternative rock band, consists of four studio albums, one compilation album, three extended plays, and twenty-one singles.

Hole was formed in 1989 by vocalist and rhythm guitarist Courtney Love and lead guitarist Eric Erlandson.[1] The band went through a number of line-up changes before recruiting bassist Jill Emery and drummer Caroline Rue in early 1990. The band signed to the independent label Caroline Records and its European subsidiary City Slang,[2] and released its debut studio album, Pretty on the Inside, in August 1991. Pretty on the Inside was a critical success,[3] especially in the United Kingdom, where the album's lead single, "Teenage Whore", peaked at number 1 in the UK Indie Chart.[4]

Following negotiations with a number of major labels, Hole signed a seven-album DGC Records in 1992.[5] Due to creative differences, Emery and Rue left the band prior to the deal and were replaced by Kristen Pfaff and Patty Schemel, respectively. Hole released its major label debut Live Through This in April 1994. A critical and commercial success, Live Through This was released a week after the death of Love's husband, Kurt Cobain, and two months prior to the death of bassist Kristen Pfaff. The band postponed the album's supporting tour and recruited bassist Melissa Auf der Maur. After constant touring in support of Live Through This's release, Hole went on a hiatus in 1995. In 1998, the band released its third studio album, Celebrity Skin, which debuted at number 9 on the Billboard 200.[6] Following the tour in support of the album, Auf der Maur left the band and joined The Smashing Pumpkins in 2000, and Love and Erlandson disbanded Hole in May 2002.

In 2009, Love announced that her second studio album, Nobody's Daughter, was due to be released as Hole's fourth studio album and announced the band's reformation.[7] Although Erlandson claimed that no reformation was possible for legal reasons,[8] Hole released Nobody's Daughter worldwide on April 23, 2010. The album received mixed critical response and was a commercial failure.[9] In 2013, Love announced that Hole was "dead", and that she was abandoning the moniker and returning to recording and performing as a solo artist.

Hole's studio albums alone have sold over 3 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Live Through This and Celebrity Skin have been certified platinum in the United States and Canada, and certified gold in Australia. "Malibu", a single from Celebrity Skin, has also been certified gold in Australia.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
(sales thresholds)
US
[6]
AUS
[10]
AUT
[11]
CAN
[12]
[6]
CHE
[13]
FRA
[14]
GER
[15]
NLD
[16]
SWE
[17]
UK
[18]
1991 Pretty on the Inside
  • Released: September 17, 1991
  • Label: Caroline
  • Format: CD, CS
73 59
1994 Live Through This
  • Released: April 12, 1994
  • Label: DGC
  • Format: CD, CS
52 13 29 39 29 22 13
  • US: 1.6 million+[20]
  • Worldwide: 2 million+[21]
1998 Celebrity Skin
  • Released: September 8, 1998
  • Label: Geffen
  • Format: CD, CS, LP
9 4 15 3 26 24 21 62 10 11
  • US: 1.4 million+[20]
2010 Nobody's Daughter 15 50 45 11 37 44 61 25 46
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Details UK
[18]
1997 My Body, the Hand Grenade
  • Released: October 28, 1997
  • Label: City Slang (04995-2)
  • Formats: CD, LP
82

Extended plays[edit]

Year Details US
[6]
AUS
[10]
1995 Ask for It
  • Released: September 8, 1995
  • Label: Caroline (1470-1), Virgin[I] (20025)
  • Format: CD, LP, CS
172
1997 The First Session
  • Released: August 26, 1997
  • Label: Sympathy (053)
  • Format: CD
1999 Awful: Australian Tour EP'
  • Released: 1999
  • Label: Geffen (97058)
  • Format: CD
44
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.

Promotional extended plays[edit]

Year Details
1994 Selections from Live Through This
  • Released: March 1994
  • Label: Geffen (4635)
  • Format: CS
1998 Extracts from Celebrity Skin
  • Released: August 1998
  • Label: Geffen (SAM155)
  • Format: CD
2010 Sampler 5 Titres[II]
  • Released: March 2010
  • Label: Mercury
  • Format: CD
  • I ^ Virgin Records released "Ask for It" in Japan and Canada.
  • II ^ Only released in France.

Singles[edit]

Year Song Peak chart positions Certifications B/W Album
US
[26]
US
Alt.

[27]
US
Main.

[26]
AUS
[10]
BEL (WA)
[28]
FRA
[14]
NLD
[16]
NZL
[29]
SWE
[17]
UK
[18]
1990 "Retard Girl" "Phonebill Song"/"Johnnie's in the Bathroom" Non-album single
1991 "Dicknail" "Burn Black"
"Teenage Whore" "Drown Soda"/"Burn Black" Pretty on the Inside
1993 "Beautiful Son" 54 "20 Years in the Dakota"/"Old Age" Non-album single
1994 "Miss World" 13 64 "Rock Star" (alternate mix) Live Through This
"Doll Parts" 58 4 28 45 16 "The Void"
1995 "Asking for It"[I] 36
"Violet" 29 45 17 "Old Age"
"Softer, Softest" 32 "He Hit Me (And It Felt Like a Kiss)"
1996 "Gold Dust Woman" 31 The Crow: City of Angels soundtrack
1998 "Celebrity Skin" 85 1 4 24 64 33 43 19 "Best Sunday Dress" Celebrity Skin
"Malibu" 81 3 16 11 38 22 "Drag"
1999 "Awful" 13 44 42
2000 "Be a Man" Any Given Sunday soundtrack
2010 "Skinny Little Bitch" 19 29 "Codine" Nobody's Daughter
"Pacific Coast Highway"
"Letter to God"
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.
  • I ^ "Asking for It", from Live Through This, charted at number thirty-six on the US Alternative Songs chart in 1995, although it was never released as a single.

Split singles[edit]

Year Single Other artist Notes
1993 "Circle One/Shutdown" Monkeywrench Hole are credited as "The Holez"
1996 "Gold Dust Woman/Spit" NY Loose
1998 "Celebrity Skin/Closing Time" Semisonic
"Malibu/Tropicalia" Beck
"I Don't Like the Drugs (But the Drugs Like Me)/Malibu" Marilyn Manson

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director(s)
1991 "Garbadge Man" N/A
1993 "Beautiful Son"[I] N/A
1994 "Miss World" Sophie Muller[31]
"Doll Parts"[II] Samuel Bayer[32]
1995 "Violet" Mark Seliger and Fred Woodward[33]
"Softer, Softest" (Unplugged) Milton Lage[34]
1996 "Gold Dust Woman" Matt Mahurin[35]
1998 "Celebrity Skin" Nancy Bardawil[36]
"Malibu" Paul Hunter[37]
1999 "Awful" Jeff Richter[38]
2000 "Be a Man" Joseph Kahn and Joe Rey[39]
2011 "Samantha" Alphan Eseli[40]
  • I ^ Unreleased music video recorded in early 1993, featuring Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain.[41]
  • II ^ Two edits of "Doll Parts" exist, the second being known as the "Producer's Version."[42]

Miscellaneous[edit]

Year Song Album Notes
1992 "Dicknail"[43] Revolution Come and Gone Previously released as 1991 single, "Dicknail"
1994 "Beautiful Son"[44] DGC Rarities, Vol. 1 Previously released as 1992 single, "Beautiful Son"
"Rock Star" (alternate version)[45] Jabberjaw Compilation: Good to the Last Drop This song is an alternate mix of "Olympia", referred to as "Rock Star" here to match the printing mistake on Live Through This
1995 "Drown Soda"[46] Tank Girl (soundtrack) 1991 Peel session recording of the song, also released on the Ask For It EP. The original studio version was first released on the 1991 "Teenage Whore" single, and a live version was released on the compilation album My Body, the Hand Grenade.
1996 "Gold Dust Woman"[47][48] The Crow: City of Angels (soundtrack) Cover of a 1977 Fleetwood Mac song. Released as a single and included on The Crow: City of Angels soundtrack. Later released as a split single with NY Loose track "Spit".
"Circle One" A Small Circle of Friends: Germs (Tribute) Cover of 1978 track by The Germs from their EP Lexicon Devil. Hole appears on the album as "The Holez", and Love plays bass on the track instead of guitar. Also released as a split single with "Shutdown" by Monkeywrench.
1997 "Dicknail"[49] Nowhere (soundtrack) Previously released as 1991 single, "Dicknail".
1998 "Phonebill Song"[50] Their Sympathetic Majesties Request: A Decade of Obscurity and Obsolescence (1988–1998) Previously released as b-side on "Retard Girl" single, and on The First Session and My Body, The Hand Grenade.
1999 "Retard Girl"[51] Alright, This Time Just the Girls Previously released as 1990 single, "Retard Girl".
"Heaven Tonight" Never Been Kissed (soundtrack) Previously released on Celebrity Skin.
"Doll Parts" (live)[52] The Best of KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas Live version of the song.
"Best Sunday Dress"[53] Much at Edgefest 1999 Previously released on "Celebrity Skin" single and the Japanese edition of Celebrity Skin; was originally written in 1985 in Love's band The Pagan Babies with Kat Bjelland.
2000 "Be a Man"[54] Any Given Sunday (soundtrack) Released as single, "Be A Man", and appeared on Any Given Sunday soundtrack
"It's All Over Now, Baby Blue"[55] "Malibu" (single) Cover of a 1965 Bob Dylan song, released on some editions of "Malibu" single.
2009 "Violet"[56] Jennifer's Body (soundtrack) Previously released on Live Through This.

Unofficial label releases[edit]

Year Title Type Format Other artist(s) Label Notes
1992 Sugar and Spice Split album LP Babes In Toyland Foxcore Records
1993 "Kool Thing/Teenage Whore" (live) Split single LP Sonic Youth Snack Cake Discs And Desserts Released in Sweden, titled Gooey on the Inside
1995 MTV Unplugged & Even More Album CD UP01 Recorded at Hole's MTV Unplugged performance at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on February 14, 1995
2013 Hole and Courtney Love' Greatest Fucking Hits (1991-2010) Album CD, Digital Download Courtney Love Hellbound Records

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  52. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "The Best of KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas". Allmusic. Retrieved on 5 November 2007.
  53. ^ "Much at Edgefest 1999". Allmusic. Retrieved on 5 November 2007.
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