Watch Courtney Love’s Decadent, Destructive ‘You Know My Name’ Video
Hole boss wears a wedding dress, trashes a fancy boudoir
Courtney Love has debuted the video for her surprise single “You Know My Name.” We’d seen previews of the glitter-filled clip via the erstwhile Hole singer’s Instagram account, though due to the nuptial theme, assumed it would accompany her other surprise single, “Wedding Day.” In a preview, Love explained her role in the Maximilla Lukacs-directed clip: “I’m supposed to look like an old Victorian doll crossed with a Dickensian character called Miss Havisham, who got abandoned on her wedding day at the altar and lived to be a hundred.” Indeed, she appears all dressed up with no one to wed, seemingly confined to a fancy boudoir bedecked with disco balls, red roses, and fluffy fabrics. The song itself is a solid mix of punk angst, metal shred, and melodic might — a bona fide ripper.
Both of the aforementioned songs are out now digitally and will arrive on pink vinyl May 26. We’ve been celebrating the 20th anniversary of Hole’s Live Through This. Read Charles Aaron’s original review of the iconic album, and Dennis Cooper’s 1994 SPIN cover story, “Love Conquers All.”