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J. Cole - Lost Ones

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Veruca Salt - American Thighs

My adoration for 90's alt rock has certainly not gone undocumented on the blog. In fact, most of you are probably incredibly tired of hearing about it. But that doesn't mean it won't spur you on to listen to something really cool from back in the day that you may have forgotten about. Take this Chicago based band Veruca Salt as an example. They started making music in 1993, and this album came out in 1994. Who didn't crank up the track 'Seether' whatever age you were, wherever you grew up? It was a flat out rockin' track! Anyhow, they named themselves after the spoiled rich girl in Roald Dahl's 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'. They originally signed to Minty Fresh records, and independent label. After the initial success of 'Seether', they toured around the US with Hole (Courtney Love's band). They really saw major success by signing with Geffen and then dropping their next album, and I'll get to that someday. They've seen an incredible amount of turnover in their band. Seems they've gone through more members than most alt bands I enjoy. They're still going strong today though, putting out new music and touring every so often. They're latest record came out in 2006, and I don't see a big plan to drop another one anytime soon. The style is pretty standard for the time. Very alt rock-ish. Very grunge sounding. It's a great sound, and the lead vocals are pretty hot too. It's certainly an album worth putting on, especially if you didn't check it out nearly 20 years ago. Man am I old.

1. Get Back
2. All Hail Me
3. Seether
4. Spiderman '79
5. Forsythia
6. Wolf
7. Celebrate You
8. Fly
9. Number One Blind
10. Victrola
11. Twinstar
12. 25
13. Sleeping Where I Want

Listen To Samples

Top 3 Tracks:
1. Seether
2. All Hail Me
3. Celebrate You

3.5 out of 5 stars


  1. i try to keep her on a short leash. i try to calm her down. i try to ram her into the grou-ou-ouuund yeaaah.

    cant fight the seether (seeettheeerr) can't fight the seether (seeetheeerrr)

    good stuff right there. did you ever listen to any of nina gordon's solo stuff?

  2. I don't believe I have. Put it in the box!!

    Solid mid 90's alt rock. Best time for music ever.

  3. you could take the 70s and the 90s and have the only two decades of music you'd ever need.