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American Thighs

Veruca SaltAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 25, 1994)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Geffen Records
  • ASIN: B000003TBD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,751 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Veruca Salt ~ American Thighs

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32 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Renewed Adoration for the Quintessential "Girl" Band April 13, 2000
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I first purchased "American Thighs" as a cassette when it first came out in 1994. I honestly say I couldn't stop listening to it. The harmonic voices of Louise Post and Nina Gordon made songs like well-known "Seether" and others like "Number One Blind" and "Forsythia" anthems for the girl rocker generation.
Then I lost the tape, and I never got a chance to buy another one...
Until recently... Veruca Salt opened for Filter at a recent concert I attended, and I was surprised at how many of the songs from "American Thighs" I remembered. I found myself singing along to "Spiderman '79" and "Victrola" like the songs had never been unshelved from my memory. Now, after being so wonderfully reminded of the great music that came from this album, I made sure to buy it again.
Good enough to buy twice...that's how good Veruca Salt are.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars my first love May 3, 2005
Format:Audio CD
long before i discovered boys, i discovered veruca salt. i had read some silly article about american thighs in some teenage girl magazine (ym or seventeeen, i forget which), but the description was enticing enough for me to go out and buy the album. and holy christ, i'm glad i did. i'd never heard girls rock before, or express themselves with the passion and beauty that they did. nina and louise's voices harmonized perfectly, their guitars screamed and soared and whispered and their lyrics spoke of honesty. i instantly fell in love. true veruca salt fans know that this album is by far their best. it's so unassuming but perfect. while eight arms to hold you has it's own rockier, we are women hear us scream appeal, american thighs epitomized what i felt captured everything good and true about music. because of this album, i will always have a soft spot in my heart for veruca salt no matter how many other bands i love along the way. this ended up being more of a love letter than a review, but it's hard not to be swayed by emotion that this cd stirs up in me.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "You can go and burst my tiny bubble..." April 25, 2006
Format:Audio CD
Veruca Salt's American Thighs is an under-rated American masterpiece. What a great band they were, well they still play today but Louise Post is the only original member left standing. Nina Gordon and her were very special and gifted girls. This album is produced by Brad Wood who also produced Liz Phair's highly-acclaimed Exile in Guyville the same year as this record. All the tracks are great and low-key. Half the songs are written by Louise Post and the other half is written by Nina Gordon. Post's songs include: the terrific Celebrate You, the completely cool Wolf, Spiderman 79, Victrola, All Hail Me, and the soothing Fly. Gordon's songs include: the catchy Forsythia, Seether, Twinstar, Sleeping Where i want, Get Back, the epic 25, and Number one Blind. There is something special about this album, it doesn't grab your attention right away but after a few listens, you appreciate its simple and mellow texture. American Thighs is a piece of Americana. Also check-out their follow-up record Eight arms to hold you produced by Bob Rock.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Like getting high July 3, 2007
Format:Audio CD
There was a stretch of time in the mid 1990s that women were making ballsier, and therefore better, rock than their male counterparts, and this was one of the best examples of that phenomenon.
While bands like Gin Blossoms, Better Than Ezra, and eventually every band with a number in its name were making good pop, it was acts like VS, Belly, Throwing Muses, The Breeders and others that were making the most noteworthy contributions to the rock lexicon.
'American Thighs' made me feel like I'd just gotten high even while stone cold sober. Its atmospheric production and at times otherworldly lyrical content was enough to blow me away.
Of course "Seether" is the tune that most remember, if they remember at all. But Louise Post's howl at the beginning of "All Hail Me" is enough to make the hair on the back of your neck stand on end, and the remainder of the song doesn't disappoint the announcement of its beginning.
"Victrola" is one of the best short, straight forward rock songs in a long time, and that's fitting seeing how it's simply an ode to a record player.
"Spiderman 76" was always the one that just set me over the edge in terms of the ethereal stuff. The mention of Ritz in a can made me remember being a little kid in the 70s like few things ever have brought back that feeling.
This is a great record, and though the pop ambitions of Nina Gordon ultimately led to Post's rather odd personality taking over what left of the group after Gordon's departure, it's a must-have album for anyone trying to put together a collection of the best releases of the 90s.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A little mellower than Eight Arms..., but to good use August 23, 2005
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
My first exposure to Veruca Salt, a number of years ago, was their album Eight Arms To Hold You, which remains my favorite. This album is a bit mellower. The guitars aren't as dominant, the lyrics aren't as angry, and the overall feel is a touch quieter. These are not bad things though; if you were listening to hear the words and not to bang your head, you might actually prefer this album to their other work. Some of the earlier tracks on the album have quite an edge to them all the same, especially the opening "Get Back," which would fit just fine on Eight Arms, in my opinion. It trails off a bit at the end, and that's why I didn't give it five stars; this is an album I listen to the first two thirds of pretty often, and the last few tracks of not so much at all.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Still love it!
Just as good as it was when I was 16. I'm happy to hear it again. Now schooling my children about female rock bands!
Published 1 month ago by BrandyBrooke
5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD
I love this cd. Used to own it in cassette form. Cd is so much easier now. High school was 18 yrs ago but Im still a Veruca Salt fan!
Published 2 months ago by Dani
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
This is a must have for the Alternative music collector. This CD was a hit during my youth and I had to ensure it is part of my collection again. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Rock on!
Great band What else can I say? This is a great purchase a one of a kind cd from a unique band, this is more than awesome.
Published 9 months ago by PABG, Somewhere in the world
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing album
I really love it - one of those great girl bands everyone should have in their collections. Don't even try to fight the Seether! Great condition, quick shipping. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Jets_Books
5.0 out of 5 stars Way underrated
Very good snapshot of the glorious 90's. A genuine shame that they did not endure. I guess that makes the work they did manage to put out all the more valuable. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Matthew C. Bagot
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent debut by a great group
Before I heard this album, I owned "8 Arms to Hold You" and Resolver" and loved both those albums. When I heard this one, I was incredibly impressed with how good it was. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Shelley D. Bowen
5.0 out of 5 stars Fan
I've always loved Veruca Salt. Saw them in concert when I was 15. This CD reminds me of being a teenager.
Published 17 months ago by sArAh
5.0 out of 5 stars I WAS 25 IN 1994
Now Im going to be 41. I am lost between then and now. Age and years suck because when you were young...forget it I dont know AND GIVE UP. Read more
Published on May 31, 2010 by My name is Mike
1.0 out of 5 stars Speak Up For Middle Age American Males Everywhere
If you want american thighs try AC DCs "Rock Me All Night Long." Whispy voices Of "American Thighs" made the lyrics unintelligable. Read more
Published on February 10, 2009 by Sam Foss Motivated
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