Originally Posted by orchestral
joan jett.. pat benatar.. patti smith. they're still and always will be musicians. courtney
is more of "look at me! i'm in movie/commercial/hocking some product/drunkenly letting people lick my tits/rolling around naked and on drugs/rambling" person first.. and THEN a musician. it seems she'll always be outrageous and crazy, and maybe sometimes also a musician.. where as say like, janis joplin will always be viewed as a musician first, and a wild woman secondarily.
Actually I think that if Courtney
survives another ten years, she might be viewed the way Patti Smith is today, only with lots of ****ed up looking cosmetic surgery. Patti releases an album we could live without every so often, tours (not that extensively & mostly festivals) and people still care because her old stuff is good and she's an exciting live performer.
A new generation will grow up and to some of them, Courtney
Love will become their discovery and it won't matter that she once called people "Paris Hilton obsessed newbies" or talked all sorts of bull****.
It's sort of like we're all Courtney
's kids and we're really bitter and hate her, but she'll be a cool grandmother to our kids and they'll get along really well and talk about what ****s we are.
In her prime, Patti had some strong supporters, and then a lot of people who claimed she was talentless, overrated, couldn't sing, a name dropper, ugly, a scenester who ****ed a name for herself. And she did her fair share of acting like an asshole.
Her musical output even sort of mirrors Courtney
's. Horses & Radio Ethiopia as Pretty on the Inside, Easter as Live Through This, Bruce Springsteen as her Billy Corgan and "Because the Night" her Malibu", Wave as Celebrity Skin.
Dream of Life and America's Sweetheart were both big disappointments that came after breaking up their bands, and feature the strongest concentration of both artists most cringe-worthy songs.
Gone Again was a big improvement, somber in tone, but still nowhere near as exciting as her earlier albums. Which I suspect will be the case with Courtney
's next release.