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Courtney Love - "You Know My Name" (audio)

The frenetic Courtney Love is back, only this time she's using her solo name.

Courtney Love embarked on a solo tour last summer and during promised that new music would be coming soon. Well, that time is now. On May 4th we will be graced with the double A-side single for "You Know My Name" and "Wedding Day". While we haven't heard the latter, "You Know My Name" is a characteristically grungy track that harkens back to the much reviled America's Sweetheart days, which is a much better album than is given credit.

While the track is fairly good, it's still rife with that pretension and hints of desperation that Courtney is riddled with these days. So eager to capture that same lightning strike that was Live Through This and Celebrity Skin, it's hard not to hear that nervousness in her new material. It's a strong track nonetheless, but not landscape changing.

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