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Watch: Courtney Love cover Pearl Jam, ramble on

on September 07, 2010, 12:25pm

Just mentioning Courtney Love’s name gets people to turn their heads for all the wrong reasons. Whether she’s changing her name, feuding with Billy Corgan, or stripping on stage, the 46-year-old wild child knows how to keep herself in the limelight. Just check out this video that Seattle’s KNDD 107.7 posted on their website this weekend. Recorded during an exclusive acoustic set at Bumbershoot, Love mostly rambles about topics like Sub Pop, vitamin water, and even asks about Bob Dylan’s set, telling he crowd that she’s a “major Dylan-ologist.” Despite the surprisingly coherent rambling, she does manage to squeeze a few songs into the mix.

Included in the performance are a cringe-worthy version of “Honey” and a cover of Pearl Jam’s “Jeremy.” A new song Love performs reading hand-written lyrics sounds pretty good, and even though she dodges questions about who is playing Kurt Cobain in an upcoming biopic, her bantering about being obsessed with Britney Spears is entertaining enough to suggest Love may have a career as a stand up comic. She also sheds light on her custody battle over her daughter and all of the oddity is available for your viewing pleasure in this stream below. (Update: The stream has expired, but KNDD says individual tracks from Courtney Love’s  mini-concert will be available tomorrow. Until then, check out this video of Love covering “Jeremy” thanks to YouTube user sathherp5.)  Have a look and feel better about the rest of your day.

Courtney Love – “Jeremy” (Pearl Jam)

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