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    Veruca Salt

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    1Oreo lyrics
    2Good Disaster lyrics
    3Wake Up Dead lyrics
    4I'm Taking Europe With Me lyrics
    5Hellraiser lyrics
    6I Think We're Alone Now lyrics
    7One Last Time lyrics
    8Comes And Goes lyrics
    9Venus Man Trap lyrics
    10Wet Suit lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    1IV [2008]
    2Eight Arms To Hold You [1997]
    3American Thighs [1994]
    4Victorla (EP) [1995]
    5Benjamin (EP) [1997]
    6Number One Blind (EP) [1995]
    7Blow It Out Your Ass It's Veruca Salt (EP) [1996]
    8Shutterbug (EP) [1997]
    9Officially Dead (EP) [2003]
    10Resolver [2000]


    Veruca Salt is an alternative rock group of the 1990s and 2000s, named after Veruca Salt, a character from the novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Louise Post (guitar/vocals), Nina Gordon (guitar/vocals), Steve Lack (bass) and Jim Shapiro (drums) formed in Chicago, Illinois, releasing "Seether"/"All Hail Me" on Minty Fresh Records, an independent label, in 1994. The single was a success and Veruca Salt accompanied Hole on a tour, then released their debut full-length LP, American Thighs.

    After signing to Geffen Records, the band quickly gained in popularity as "Seether" became an MTV hit. The EP Blow It Out Your Ass, It's Veruca Salt! was released in 1996. Veruca Salt's popularity skyrocketed after their second full album, Eight Arms to Hold You (1997), was released. The album, produced by Bob Rock, generated the hit single Volcano Girls. Shapiro left the band soon after the record was released and was replaced by Stacy Jones (of Letters to Cleo and now American Hi-Fi).

    Songwriting duties were shared between Gordon and Post, though the two seldom collaborated. Instead, each would typically submit a complete song to the group and sing the lead vocal on that song, leaving backing vocals to the other.

    In 1998, Gordon left the band acrimoniously to pursue a solo career (her debut album Tonight and the Rest of My Life was released in 2000). The undisclosed dispute between Gordon and Post has been described as "one of the greatest rock soap operas since Fleetwood Mac or Hüsker Dü."[1]

    Post recruited a new band, consisting of Stephen Fitzpatrick (guitar), Suzanne Sokol (bass) and Jimmy Madla (drums), and continued to record and perform under the name of Veruca Salt. The new band signed with Beyond Records. The debut album with the new lineup was 2000's Resolver.

    December 2002 saw Resolver released in Australia, led by the single "Born Entertainer", which charted at number 1 on Australia's most well known and biggest alternative radio station Triple J. Following the release of "Born Entertainer", both "Yeah Man" and "Officially Dead" were released to radio and also charted in the top 20. "Officially Dead" was released as a digi pack single in July of 2003 and featured the two new demos "Straight Jacket" and "Blissful Queen". Veruca Salt toured Australia during July of 2003, played to sell out shows, and were one of the headline bands, along with Placebo, Coldplay, and Goldfrapp, at the Splendour In The Grass festival.

    The band was invited back to Australia at the end of 2004 to do a series of headline and festival shows. This tour saw a new line up of the band while took in the major cities of Australia. Like the previous tour this tour saw the band play to sold out crowds. Upon the return from Australia Veruca Salt played a show at the iconic Viper Room.

    2005 saw the release of a new EP and saw the band complete a tour of America during the fall. The EP, released independently at the band's live shows and via their website, aptly entitled, Lords of Sounds and Lesser Things, includes six new songs and is a prelude to a full length album, due in September 2006. The title of the EP is an extract from Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God.

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