Jonathan Kim: ReThink Review: Hit So Hard -- Drummer, Addict, Witness, Survivor
Huffington Post - almost 6 years
I was in high school in the early '90s just as alternative, grunge, and gangster rap were hitting, a time I feel is one of the most exciting and influential periods of music since the late '60s. One of my favorite bands was Nirvana, who I feel proud and lucky to have seen live twice, which made it that much more devastating when Nirvana's singer/guitarist Kurt Cobain killed himself in April of 1994. Another band that I greatly admired at the time was Hole, the band fronted by Cobain's wife, Courtney Love, who had one of the best screams in all of rock. Hole also featured the best female drummer I'd ever seen in Patty Schemel, and the documentary Hit So Hard tells Schemel's story, using nearly 40 hours of home videos Schemel shot herself, which not only provides an insider's look into the alternative explosion and two of its most important figures in Love and Cobain, but also an intimate, sometimes heart-wrenching portrait of Schemel as a drummer, a lesbian, an addict, a rock ...
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