Courtney by Francesco Carrozzini for November 2013’s Russian Interview magazine.
Courtney & Karen Elson last night at the Turn It Up For Change event.
Courney by Kevin Cummins.
[from Flipside, issue #68, September/October 1990]
Interviewer: Let’s talk about your name and how it sums up what you’re all about?
Courtney: Okay, the name, it came from my mom. She’s like a therapist and I said “I had a really fucked up childhood” and she said “Well, Courtney, you can’t walk around with a big hole inside yourself about it.” Then I realized that a lot of different kinds of anger and stuff came from my hole, this hole that needs to be fed — that angst inside a person is like their hole…. Like when you feel that human emptiness and you have to feed it….
We’re trying not to be obscene, we’re trying not to be gross. We’re trying not to be anything, we’re just a vapor of fucking Hell that passes through your hole and out the other side, and if it leaves a fucking impression, then it’s fucking great.