Roadrunner Records - Slipknot's hard-hitting, aggressive metal anthems are getting…
- Posted on Jul 13th 2007 11:30AM by M. Tye Comer
"We're gonna play a few oldies, but we're gonna play a lot of new stuff," Love said early in the set. "We're trying to see what works and what doesn't so I can go and mix this f------ record." True to her word, the 90-minute set consisted largely of new material from her upcoming Linda Perry-produced album, 'Nobody's Daughter.' The chain-smoking Love and her new five-piece band worked out the kinks in new songs such as 'How Dirty Girls Get Clean,' 'Stand Up Motherf-----' and the anti-cocaine rant 'Loserdust.'
The gig was far from smooth, as fans spent chunks of time watching Courtney tune her guitar, locate the source of "fart noises" coming through the amps and dig out lyrics sheets for songs not yet committed to memory. But die-hards were rewarded for their patience with a sprinkling of Hole throwbacks, including 'Malibu,' 'Celebrity Skin' and 'Miss World,' amidst the new material.
What the set lacked in form and focus, Love -- who sipped an Ensure shake between songs ("It's for anorexics," she quipped) -- made up for with charisma, attitude and sharp between-song banter. "You think I need a butt lift?" she said, responding to a heckling about the obvious nips and tucks she's had over the years. "I've lifted everything. I'm not lifting anything else. It's all falling now. Shut up!"