On April 12, 1994, the perception of upstart rockers Hole began to change with the release of their Live Through This album. The band had earned positive reviews for Pretty on the Inside, but was mostly known up to that point because of singer Courtney Love's marriage to Kurt Cobain. But there was no mistaking the chops of Hole after Live Through This was released.
There have been misconceptions about the disc over the years as some assumed Live Through This was a reference to Cobain's death, which actually occurred just a few days prior to the album's release. In reality, the title was derived from a quote in the film Gone With the Wind and struck a chord with Love, who had been under all sorts of media scrutiny over her relationship with Cobain and her pregnancy thanks to an article in Vanity Fair.