Lorre - Transcendental Medication
least that is how Courtney Love has described Inger Lorre.
Another way she has described her is as "despicable."
I suppose that is what happens when people grow apart - they
learn to hate each other.
own Hole's album Sassy, you no doubt have heard the
message Inger Lorre left on Courtney's answering machine.
It was pretty low of Courtney to do that, but then again,
she had to keep up her "bitch" image.
is Inger's turn to fight back. The first track of the masterfully
done Transcendental Medication (Lorre's first solo
album, and first album since the Nymph's broke up in '91)
is entitled "She's Not Your Friend," and is directed
solo at little Ms Love herself. Including
lyrics such as "I
thought you swore/ You didn't have a goddam gun/ Well son
of a gun/ Did they make you run/ Into the first pair of arms/
That you mistook for love/ And maybe it even was... But she's
not your friend/ She can tell you what you want/ But she's
not your friend..." it is obvious Lorre is a tad bitter.
also includes a track entitled "Gibby Haynes is Next"
which is aimed at the Butthole Surfer of the same name. A
song which is almost equal to the stab Lorre took at Love.
aside, this album still continues to shine. Whether it be
the gritty, yet emotional voice of Lorre or the wondrous instrumentaion,
nothing on this album falls below average.
the most exceptional tracks on the album is "Thief Without
the Take," in which Lorre works together with the late
Jeff Buckley to form a spectacular duet. (Buckley worked with
Lorre on the demo tapes which scored her the record deal with
Triple X Records).
of how you look at this album, it will be in comparison with
Hole, given their past histories. This is unfortunate however,
as both albums are spectacular in their own right. Hole did
a great job releasing an album of female pop rock with a bit
of an edge. Me, I prefer Lorre's album. She did a great job
being musical, writing meaningful lyrics, and just plain expressing
herself in a way any music enthusiast is sure to appreciate.