Asking for It

Asking For It

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"Asking for It" is a song by alternative rock band Hole, written by vocalist/rhythm guitarist Courtney Love and lead guitarist Eric Erlandson. The song was released on the band's second studio album and major label debut, Live Through This, in April 1994. Although not released as a single, "Asking for It" is one of the band's most notable songs as it charted a brief, four-week appearance on the Hot Modern Rock Tracks in February 1995, peaking at number 36.

Origin and recording

"Asking for It" was one of the many songs written by Love and Erlandson following the release of Hole's debut studio album, Pretty on the Inside, and the subsequent departures of drummer Caroline Rue and bassist Jill Emery. Although thought to be written circa 1992, the term "asking for it" was coined by Love as early as 1990 and appears in the lyrics to the band's 1990 single "Dicknail." The opening lines of the song were used by Love in a 1991 interview with British journalist Everett True, in response to one of his questions.

The first and only known studio version of the song was recorded in October 1993 as part of the Live Through This sessions at Triclops Studios in Atlanta, Georgia. On October 18, halfway through the sessions, Love's husband, Kurt Cobain of Nirvana joined the band in-studio and provided backing vocals for a number of songs, including "Asking for...
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