10. Hole - Live Through This
Cut Song: "Rock Star"
Before you Hole fans start fury-commenting about how "Rock Star" was on Live Through This, you should know the song most commonly referred to as "Rock Star" today is actually called "Olympia".
See, as the band was preparing to release the album, they pulled a last minute switcheroo, replacing "Rock Star" with "Olympia", but since the artwork was already finished, the song titles themselves were not properly switcherooed, leaving "Rock Star" where "Olympia" should have been, and causing literally dozens of people to wonder which version of "Rock Star" is the true version of "Rock Star".
Ahem...anyway, the original version allegedly didn't make the cut due to the following lyrics:
"How'd you like to be Nirvana // So much fun to be in Nirvana // Say you'd die"
Live Through This was a much poppier version of Hole than the visceral punk that appeared on their breakthrough album, Pretty On the Inside. It didn't feel like a proper pop album, though. It felt like a pseudo-punk band trying to satisfy two wholly disparate groups of listeners without fully committing to either one.
The original "Rock Star", on the other hand, hit the sweet spot the rest of the album was aiming for, producing one of the best shoegaze pop songs of the 90s.