'Secret histories' are one of the most consistently funny things about pop music. Ever heard Y Kant Tori Read? You don't want to. Did you know that The Bravery used to be a ska band? Ouch. Here's the scoop on Alanis Morissette - before Jagged Little Pill, before anyone outside Canada knew who she was, she sounded just like Gloria Estefan. Oh yeah. This is trashy, throwaway pop, that's 'sassy' in the way people thought Paula Abdul was 'sassy'. Alanis never recorded a song with a cat, true, but there's a good reason that these albums have never been reissued, remastered, or talked about ever again.