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  • Audio CD (25 Oct. 1994)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Geffen Records
  • ASIN: B000003TBD
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 147,514 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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

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Veruca Salt ~ American Thighs

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By "matt-kinney" on 3 Nov. 2002
Format: Audio CD
Ok so they borrow a lot from just about every grunge or pre-grunge act can hear Nirvana, Pixies, name it in their song riffs but these two girls and their supporting male rhythm section (Steve Lack on bass and Nina's half brother Jim Shapiro on drums do and excellent job holding things together) put it together in such a well delivered forgive them for not being pioneering..they are just damn good pop-rock songwriters.
Maybe I'm second guessing people here with the intro passage but Veruca Salt were heavily criticised in some quarters...1.) For supposedly jumping on the post grunge bandwagon, 2.) For being fronted by two admittedly attractive female singers/guitarists. Nina Gordon and Louise Post are not a pair of talentless bimbo's though...these two can sing and play. American Thighs is their first album and was recorded pretty much on the cheap by Brad Wood..and for the most part it sounds like Breeders but with a bit more punch.
Not expecting Thighs to be much more than just the simple notion of getting a record out there....Veruca Salt surprisingly exploded onto the scene with their debut single Seether. Not yet released at the time, it still got a ton of airplay and Veruca Salt were soon one of the biggest buzz bands on the alt-rock scene...that's where alot of jealousy towards them in the music press also came from, they did not slug their way through 100's of gigs before getting recognition, they got a quick break. Seether deserved to get them their break, it's stormer of a song with a riff so infectious you won't get it out of your head for days, it's strength lies in the fact that it is poppy yet viciously rocking at the same time.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Christopher JACK on 5 May 2002
Format: Audio CD
Well, I got Eight Arms To Hold You first, because thats the only one I could find and I loved that. I saved up enough money to buy this one, and at first I thought that was a complete waste of time. I really didn't like it: none of the songs seemed to be as good as any of the songs on EATHY. But, I remembered how with a few songs on EATHY, I had to listen to them a few times to really like them. So, I listened to the whole album about three times in a row, and then BOOM. Literally. I was hooked. I got this slightly less than a month ago and I have hardly listened to anything else since. All the songs apart from one are fantastic. The lyrics are really beautiful, and even if you can't identify with them at first, you still appreciate them and be moved by them. There are lots of different styles on this song, none of them sound samey to me. My favourite songs are Celebrate You, which is an amazing and quite haunting (yes, sounds pretentious, but very true) song with an amazing middle bit which always spooks me a little bit. The lyrics are amazing, and the mesage behind it is something we will all be able to relate to, maybe not now but probably one day. Wolf is lovely, and very sad, but I often listen to it just for that fantastic "Wolf, I cried Wolf" which is one of the best Veruca Salt harmonies there is. For some reason I like Fly, if I'm in a sad mood it makes me cry. Beatiful words. Sleeping Where I Want is one of the songs I didn't like but now I find the guitar and bass really great and its one of my favourites. Seether, of course - the fanatastic poppy catchy song that even my most teenyboppery of friends adore. The only song on the album I don't like is Twinstar. I think the words (apologies to Nina and Louise) are really boring and the tune leaves nothing to be desired.Read more ›
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Paul Allaer TOP 500 REVIEWER on 16 July 2014
Format: Audio CD
I recently saw the reunited original line-up of Veruca Salt in concert (more on that later). This year marks the 20th anniversary of "American Thighs", if you can believe it. "American Thighs" is the debut album of Veruca Salt, where the world was introduced to the pop-drenched guitar riffs of Nina Gordon and Louise Post.

"American Thighs" (1e tracks; 53 min.) kicks off with "Get Back" (no, not the Beatles cover), which immediately would provide the 'classic' Veruca Salt sound: heavy on guitar riffs, with Nina and Louise sharing lead vocals. "Seether" (1st single) is as fresh today as it was 20 years ago. "Number One Blind" (2nd single) was co-written by Nina and drummer Jim Shapiro (who also happens to be Nina's brother). "Victrola" (3rd single) is the last highlight on the album. Towards the end the album starts to falter, and we could've done without the 8 min. "25", but in the end it's a minor quibble. Bottom line: this album is a classic from the heights of the "alternative rock" scene in the mid-90s. and remains the best album of Veruca Salt.

After 16 years, the original, classic line-up of Veruca Salt has reunited and recently took up touring again, featuring the original line-up for the first time in 16 years. I saw them this past weekend at the Bunbury Music Festival here in Cincinnati. Nina and Louise looked and sounded great, and they expressed their thanks on more than one occasion for the support of the fans and for the pleasure of just being together again. They played all the "hits" of course but also a couple of new songs, the better one being "It's Holy", which will appear on a new album (to be released later in 2014). Can't wait for that. Meanwhile, if you have a chance to see the reunited Veruca Salt in concert, do not miss them! Welcome back Nina, Louise, Jim and Steve!
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