The Beauty Process: Triple Platinum

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The Beauty Process: Triple Platinum
Studio album by L7
Released 25 February 1997
Genre Alternative metal, grunge
Length 41:35
Label Slash Records, Reprise
Producer Rob Cavallo,
Joe Barresi & L7
L7 chronology
Hungry for Stink
The Beauty Process: Triple Platinum
Live: Omaha to Osaka
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly B[2]
Robert Christgau A−[3]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[4]
Spin (6/10)[2]

The Beauty Process is the fifth album by the Los Angeles band L7. Recorded in late 1996 and released in February 1997, the album was favored by critics yet dismissed by many earlier fans of the band.[citation needed]

The bass guitarist, Jennifer Finch, left the band during the recording, and was briefly replaced by Greta Brinkman. (Gail Greenwood, formerly of Belly, joined after Brinkman's departure).[5] Bass guitar on the album was played by Brinkman and the band's frontwoman Donita Sparks.

The songs "Drama" and "Off the Wagon" were released as singles. The UK CD release of the album has a hidden 13th track, "Guera".[6]

Rolling Stone magazine said in its review of the album, "...L7 pack more fresh stylistic variations on classic punk into 40 minutes than most bands come up with during a career."[4]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Music Length
1. "The Beauty Process"     0:58
2. "Drama"   Gardner, Sparks 3:28
3. "Off the Wagon"   Sparks 3:27
4. "I Need"   Gardner, Sparks 2:57
5. "Moonshine"   Gardner, Sparks 3:23
6. "Bitter Wine"   Gardner 4:15
7. "The Masses Are Asses"   Gardner, Sparks 4:20
8. "Bad Things"   Gardner, Sparks 3:12
9. "Must Have More"   Gardner, Sparks 2:54
10. "Non-Existent Patricia"   Sparks 4:30
11. "Me, Myself & I"   Gardner 3:46
12. "Lorenza, Giada, Alessandra"   Sparks 4:25
13. "Guera" (Only available on the UK (not listed in the track listing),[7] European (not listed in the track listing)[8] and Japanese[9] editions.)   5:05
14. "Worn Out" (Only available on the Japanese edition.[9])   5:12
Total length: