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includes an excerpt, in which Gordon offers some details about her move to New York City in 1979 — her impressions of the city, her living situation — as well as the first time she met her eventual bandmate/husband/ex-bandmate/ex-husband Thurston Moore: published some stuff from the book, too — decontextualized, so you don’t get the full impact of Gordon’s prose, but there are some great revelations in there too.
Among them, Gordon’s thoughts on Courtney Love: No one ever questions the disorder behind her tarantula LA glamour — sociopathy, narcissism — because it’s good rock and roll, good entertainment!
I have a low tolerance for manipulative, egomaniacal behavior, and usually have to remind myself that the person might be mentally ill.
I just love that phrasing: “tarantula LA glamour.” I’m gonna borrow that one.
To establish a base, Love was first asked, “When you were younger, what was your idea of Prince Charming?
” The singer responded, “Before I was sexually active I was hanging around with rock stars.
None of the stoner guys appealed to me.” As for Cobain, Love was questioned about her bitterness towards the Nirvana frontman’s success as he had become an icon while she was pregnant and on the cusp of her own musical breakthrough.
Now, in an extended interview on the DVD version of the Cobain documentary (via Alternative Nation), Love reveals that Corgan “kind of lost me” after he refused to buy her a plane ticket home from Europe.
When we were still platonic, I was on the ferry, Billy Corgan would not pay for my flight back from Roskilde, and Nirvana had played with the [Smashing] Pumpkins at that show, so I was on the ferry with the Nirvana guys.” Here, Love revealed her admiration for the Nirvana frontman, stating, “I had a crush on Kurt, he was gorgeous, I mean he was beautiful and enigmatic and evasive.
This was after Reading, but I still was dating and sleeping with Billy Corgan, but he kind of lost me at this moment, this wasn’t the moment that he specifically lost me, that would be about 6 to 8 months later, but he kind of lost me at this moment.” Of course, Love went on to be a rock star in her own right and has remained somewhat active in recent years, most recently appearing onstage at a Fleetwood Mac benefit show.
Billy Corgan may be known by modern-day tweens as a borderline weirdo who dates the likes of Jessica Simpson, maintains an inter-spiritual website, and does stuff on Twitter (but, hey, what sentient being doesn’t do that, from a tween’s point of view?
), yet back in the ’90s, Corgan was renowned for making great music as the lead singer of the Smashing Pumpkins — a band that is currently in the process of releasing an 11-EP magnum opus called 1.