Hole - Pretty On The Inside LP
Pretty on the Inside is the debut studio album by American alternative rock band Hole, released on September 17, 1991 in the United States on Caroline Records. Produced by Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon, and Gumball frontman Don Fleming, the album was Hole's first major label release after the band's formation in 1989 by singer-songwriter Courtney Love and lead guitarist Eric Erlandson. The album features distorted and alternating guitar compositions,[not in citation given] screaming vocals, "shock value" lyrics, and "sloppy punk ethics", a style which the band would later distance themselves from, opting for a less abrasive sound on their subsequent releases. Love's lyrics on the album are often narrative, graphic, and abstract, detailing issues of violence, self-realization, and womanhood. The record was dedicated to Rob Ritter of the Los Angeles punk rock acts Bags and The Gun Club.