Hole: Violet

HoleʻʻVioletʼʼ

Courtney Love, Eric Erlandson, Kristen Pfaff, Patty Schemel
 

ʻʻVioletʼʼ is considered as one of well-known song by American alternative rock band Hole. The song was written in mid-1991, and was performed live between 1991 and 1992 during Hole‘s earlier tours, eventually appearing as the opening track on the band’s second studio album Live Through This (1994).

The song was released as the group’s seventh single and the third from that album in January 1995. The cover artwork for the single features a Victorian mourning portrait of a deceased young girl which was taken from the historical archives of Stanley B. Burns.

Courtney Love has stated several times that the song was written about her relationship with Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan in 1990, and the lyrics speak from the point of view of an angry narrator who has abandoned a romance. The song also explores themes of sexual exploitation and self-abasement.

The promotional music video for ʻʻVioletʼʼ was filmed in late 1994 largely in sepia tones and features a 1920s-era strip club with burlesque dancers, juxtaposed with footage of several young ballerinas and young girls dancing on a theatre stage. Courtney Love pole dances in the music video in the period fashion, and is also featured in a tutu on the ballet stage with the girls. These scenes are integrated with footage of the band performing the song. The juxtaposition of the young ballerinas onstage illustrates the dynamic between dancing as an art form and dancing for the sake of others’ visual and sexual gratification. The ballerinas featured in the video are also possibly referential to Love herself, who took ballet classes for a great portion of her childhood (she remarks she insisted on it), and later ended up working as a stripper in her teenage and early adult years.

The video follows themes discussed in the song, particularly sexual exploitation of women. According to Love, the content of the video was inspired by ʻʻacid flashbacksʼʼ and ʻʻold film stockʼʼ. ʻʻI love old pornography,ʼʼ Love said, ʻʻBut I wanted to at the same time, you know… all of the [music] videos for years that have put stripping or half-naked women on a pedestal, I wanted to sort of show the degrading experience that it is.ʼʼ

Many of the scenes in the video aesthetically mimic early-20th century silent films and talkies, with faux-aged cinematography and lapses in audio and visual synchronization. A child seen in the video is also an analogy to the single’s cover artwork which features an anonymous memorial photograph, most likely either a daguerreotype, or a tintype post-mortem photograph of a deceased girl in a coffin with her doll.

The music video was the first video to feature newly recruited bassist Melissa Auf der Maur after the death or murder of Kristen Pfaff in June 1994. In a 1995 interview during the KROQ Weenie Roast, Auf der Maur commented on the music video’s themes, ʻʻciting pornography versus ballet, strippers, and beautiful out-of-synch artworkʼʼ. According to drummer Patty Schemel, the dancers featured in the music video were actual strippers handpicked by Courtney Love from Jumbo’s Clown Room, a Los Angeles dance bar where Love had worked in the 1980s.

Watch online: music video by Hole performing ʻʻVioletʼʼ
Published on Jul 14, 2011. Licensed to YouTube by UMG, SME (on behalf of Sony Classical); LatinAutor, União Brasileira de Compositores, AMRA, UMPI, Kobalt Music Publishing, and 11 Music Rights Societies https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cH_rfGBwamc
 
Video info: The video features Courtney Love among other women dancing in a 1920s-era strip club and is contrasted with Love dancing on a theatre stage with ballerinas.
Length: 03:42 min(s)
Language: English
Single: Violet CD single from the album Live Through This
Released: 1995
Genre(s): Alternative rock, grunge
Artists: Courtney Love – vocals, guitar; Eric Erlandson – guitar, composition; Kristen Pfaff – bass, backing vocals; Patty Schemel – drums, percussion
Directed by: Mark Seliger and Fred Woodward
Produced by: Paul Q. Kolderie, Sean Slade
Studio: Triclops Sound Studios in Marietta, Georgia, U.S. 1993
Label: DGC
 
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/HoleVEVO
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/Hole-Violet/release/369640
Яндекс.Музыка: https://music.yandex.ru/album/2509324/track/2280346
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/1EvUhZU1lQ7scplQ140i6m
Shazam: https://www.shazam.com/track/5190849/violet
iTunes Apple Music: https://itunes.apple.com/album/violet/15479632?i=15479634
Amazon Music: https://www.amazon.com/Violet-Hole/dp/B000FBMQHE
Last.fm: https://www.last.fm/music/Hole/_/Violet
 
Please note: This is an edited and low quality sample music video for entertainment purposes only. If you want to watch the whole movie in HD quality, please visit «Studio» page (click the link above) for more information about producers.
 

Lyrics

[Verse 1]
And the sky was made of amethyst
And all the stars were just like little fish
You should learn when to go
You should learn how to say «no»

[Interlude]
Might last a day, yeah
Mine is forever
Might last a day, yeah
Mine is forever

[Pre-Chorus]
When they get what they want
And they never want it again
When they get what they want
And they never want it again

[Chorus]
Go on, take everything
Take everything, I want you to
Go on, take everything
Take everything, I want you to

[Verse 2]
And the sky was all violet
I want it again, but violent, more violent
Yeah, I’m the one with no soul
One above and one below

[Interlude]
Might last a day, yeah
Mine is forever
Might last a day, yeah
Mine is forever

[Pre-Chorus]
When they get what they want
And they never want it again
When they get what they want
And they never want it again

[Chorus]
Go on, take everything
Take everything, I want you to
Go on, take everything
Take everything, I dare you to

[Verse 3]
Well, I told you from the start
Just how this would end
When I get what I want
And I never want it again

[Chorus]
Go on, take everything
Take everything, I want you to
Go on, take everything
Take everything, I want you to

[Bridge]
It’s my lie
You’re mine, you’re mine

[Chorus]
Go on, take everything
Take everything, I want you to
Go on, take everything
Take everything, I want you to
Go on, take everything
Take everything, I want you to
Go on, take everything
Take everything
Take everything
Take everything

Songwriters: Courtney Love, Eric Erlandson

(C) 1994 Geffen Records

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