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(this track is provided by VerucaSalt.com)
Veruca Salt was formed in 1992 in Chicago, Illinois by Louise Post and Nina Gordon. The two had been introduced by a mutual friend and decided to form a band.
In 1994, they signed with a local indie label before being snapped up by Geffen Records (home to Guns N’ Roses, Nirvana, Weezer, etc.) where their debut album American Thighs was re-released. The first single off of the album was the song Seether, and it quickly became a hit.
The band then released (the now out of print) “Blow It Out Your Ass, It’s Veruca Salt” E.P., as a hold-over until their next album was to be released.
In 1997 the band released Eight Arms To Hold You to much fan-fare and acclaim (it quickly went Gold), and spawned a few singles. The first was Volcano Girls which was then followed by the heavy rocker Shutterbug. Videos were made for both singles.
In 1998, co-founder Nina Gordon left the group and the band was dissolved but reformed a year later (with Louise Post being the sole original member) and released the album “Resolver”, with the lead single “Born Entertainer” in 2000.
Over the next few years, band members rotated in and out (except for Post and guitarist Stephen Fitzpatrick) with the band releasing the Lords of Sounds and Lesser Things EP in 2004.
**Update** in November of 2013, Veruca Salt formally announced the reunion of the original band. They are currently recording a new album, and planning a tour in 2014!
2006 saw the release of the bands latest album Veruca Salt IV, featuring the lead single So Weird.
This track is my favorite on the whole album. The album is really good, and is a worthy addition to any alternative music fan’s collection.
Pick up these albums in the Zune Marketplace, as well as AmazonMP3.
Check out the band’s official YouTube page, as well as their website for more info and content.