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Album: Eight Arms To Hold You
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Performer Notes
  • Veruca Salt: Nina Gordon, Louise Post (vocals, guitar); Steve Lack (guitar, bass); Jim Shapiro (guitar, drums, background vocals).
  • Recorded at Wicked Wahine, Haiku, Maui, Hawaii between July and September 1996.
  • Personnel: Louise Post, Nina Gordon (vocals, guitar); Jim Shapiro (guitar, drums, background vocals); Steve Lack (guitar); Jim McGillveray (percussion).
  • Audio Mixer: Randy Staub .
  • Recording information: Chicago Recording Company, Chicago, IL; Warehouse Studio, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Wicked Wahinhe, Haiku, Maui, HI.
  • Metallica's aptly-named producer Bob Rock is behind the board for Veruca Salt's highly-anticipated follow-up to the gold debut AMERICAN THIGHS, and the difference shows. The twin-guitar attack is thicker and heavier, the drum sound harder and more in-your-face. Overall, the band's approach on EIGHT ARMS is more focused and aggressive. Despite poppy diversions like the effervescent "The Morning Sad" and the almost-ballad "Loneliness Is Worse," there's a grunge-derived mudslide of sound that powers this album.
  • Whether the lack of dynamic/sonic range from tune to tune is consistency or flaw probably depends on which side of the Veruca Salt fence you stand on to begin with. Singer-guitarists Nina Gordon and Louise Post show themselves to be several steps above their post-grunge peers in the songwriting department. The songs here are well-structured, highly melodic and not without humor (see "With David Bowie"), a commodity far too precious in the alt-rock world.
Professional Reviews
Entertainment Weekly (2/14/97, p.62) - "Working with metal producer Bob Rock, the 'Seether' band tries to toughen up and stumbles across something even more exciting: the missing link between glum alt-rock and the Bangles, heard in love-ensnared guitar pop..." - Rating: B+
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