Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: this celluloid dream
I don't think Wal-Mart was upset about "Rape Me", I think they objected to the cover art which depicted Kurt's drawing of a fetus or something. Anyway, in their stores, that CD came with cardboard blocking the drawing, or the drawing removed entirely. Something like that. My memory is hazy.
I think the title change was so they could sell the disc in Malaysia, or Thailand. At first, Kurt wanted to rename it "Sexually Assault Me", but I guess the record company didn't appreciate the humor in that.
In the Goo Goo Dolls case, yes, they did sell out. But who really cares about them anyway?