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Old 07-02-2015, 11:01 PM   #1
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Veruca Salt returns with Ghost Notes




First saw them back in the early 90s when they were slowly rising in the Chicago music scene, opened up for Liz Phair a couple times IIRC. I was very impressed by their catchy hooks, the harmonies of the two front women, and the legit shredding courtesy of Louise Post.

Their debut, American Thighs didn't come out until I had left for college in Boston, so I wasn't able to celebrate in the hometown, but I was damned impressed by the album. The popper sensibilities of Nina Gordon's songs were a great foil for Post's more aggressive tracks, and vice versa.

Anyway, they only managed to put out an EP and one more full-length before a feud between the two women ended the original line-up (rumor was that it was over Dave Grohl, who Post dated for a while). The heavier version of the band headed by Post wasn't as much to my liking, and they only put out 2 more albums before going on hiatus.

Somewhat miraculously, the girls patched things up a couple years ago, and their long-awaited new album is here. Basically, if you liked the old stuff, you're going to have a great time.

Streaming on NPR this weekend:

First Listen: Veruca Salt, 'Ghost Notes' : NPR


Will be back when I've had more time to digest this, but it's really nice to have them back and sounding on point, like 18 years just vanished.
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Holy shit, had no idea.....I'm all over this.
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Glad I'm not alone in my adoration.
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No, not at all. I thought this had come up before, this band, but maybe not, or, maybe it has and who the fuck can remember every little conversation.

Regardless, excited for this.
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Did they have that Seether song or am I thinking about someone else?
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Yep, that's them.
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I have fond memories of them from my college days as well. American Thighs came out my final semester, actually. Will definitely be giving the new one a listen.
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I liked them back in their heyday, and always thought they had one of the best band names ever.
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Would I like? Can I just listen to the new album or will I be killed?
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It's an accessible album, so probably wouldn't be a bad thing.
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