Unit 4 Notes.docx - 1 Alternative Courtney Love Courtney Love was born Courtney Michelle Harrison in 1965 in San Francisco She had been called the most

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1 Alternative Courtney Love - Courtney Love was born Courtney Michelle Harrison in 1965 in San Francisco - She had been called the most controversial woman in the history of Rock, and the most polarizing woman in ‘90s Rock - Calling herself a “Militant feminist,” Love was known for being outspoken and intelligent - Sugar Babylon was her first group - Part of the group Hole - Hole’s baby doll, risqué stage look was termed “kinderwhore” by some - Written by Love, “Doll Parts” was the sixth single from the group and was included on Live Through This - This is the first release following the death of their bass player - This song is considered a signature track for Hole and is one of their most popular songs - Love appears in films such as Felling Minnesota, Man On the Moon, and The People vs. Larry Flynt - Love became one of Rock’s biggest female celebrities, even though she never really had a big hit Riot Grrrl - Siouxie Sioux - Sonic Youth- 1991 The Year Punk Broke - Riot Grrrl is a free weekly Mini-zine - First Riot Grrrl convention is thrown in Washington DC - Riot Grrrl music itself was low fidelity and amateurish, relying on raw energy and spirit rather than musicianship - Lunachicks - This aggressive music in the hands of female performers challenged the mainstream music scene of the 1990s - Bikini Kill - In 1999, Bikini Kill moved away, claiming the movement had become too “defensive and self- destructive Alanis Morissette - Alanis Morissette became a major star in the mid-90s and helped spearhead the women’s revolution in music - Morissette was born in Ottawa, Canada in 1974, and began playing the piano at the age of six - At age 10, Morissette lands a spot on You Can’t Do That On Television, a children’s variety show - By 1994, Morissette has moved to L.A. and begins writing songs with MCA songwriter and producer, Glen Ballard - Jagged Little Pill, released 12 days after her 21 st birthday, wins four Grammy Awards and five Juno Awards - “You Oughta Know” was the lead single from Jagged Little Pill - The track is her first musical move from Pop to Alternative Rock, and wins two Grammy Awards - The song features Flea [bass] and Dave Navarro [guitar] from the Red Hot Chili Peppers ‘90s Singer-songwriters
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2 Sarah McLachlan - Sarah McLachlan was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1968, but was given up for adoption - She is perhaps best known for her innovative touring concert series, Lilith Fair - At age 17, she is offered a record deal by a Canadian label, but her parents feel she is too young at the time - Her breakthrough comes in 1993 with the album Fumbling Towards Ecstasy - Prior to making the album, McLachlan traveled through Cambodia and Thailand - She works on a documentary about poverty and child prostitution, and the experience influenced her recording - McLachlan organizes a tour of female artists- this “girlapalooza” becomes Lilith Fair - “Building a Mystery” is from McLachlan’s 1997 Surfacing album - The album debuts at #2, goes quadruple platinum, and sells seven million copies -
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