If it was the same exact record, just under a different name, I think it would not have made a difference. Courtney
Love has been synonymous with Hole for years before AS. Everyone focused on Courtney
and ignored the other members of the band. Magazine articles would say "Courtney
Love and Hole" instead of just "hole". And I think everyone who ever liked Hole heard about AS, and either bought it or thought about buying it.