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American Thighs

Veruca SaltAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 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 (55 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #60,468 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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13 of 15 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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8 of 9 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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Indie Triumph November 19, 2001
Format:Audio CD
Remember Veruca Salt? She was the brat in CHARLIE & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY who was sent down the bad egg chute, screaming, "I want the whole world, and I want it NOW!!!" This time, Veruca is back in the form of a band (in the shape of a cuddly media package) and armed with one of the most hyped records of 1994. As a result, the single "Seether,"from their debut album, AMERICAN THIGHS, charted on Billboard and received national airplay before anyone could buy it.
With hooks as gleaming as the stars shooting off of Wonder Woman's teeth, Veruca Salt powers past Breeders comparisons which are on track, but only halfway there. Instead of the Breeders' surf rock noodling, Veruca Salt dish up straight ahead riffs and meatier, more thought-out solos. Their songs seem a tad more focused, even mean. With lyrics about killing people, and bubbling withrage befitting of Roald Dahl's covetous brat, AMERICAN THIGHS sounds more like the bully compared to the Breeders' pothead road trip, chock full of tongue-in-cheek wordplay. "Number One Blind" praises the virtues of Levelor blinds, "Levelor, which of us is blind?/Levelor left me in the dark." And when they sing about "Spiderman," we relive their comic book childhood right along with them.
AMERICAN THIGHS shows a band with obvious potential, one with an impressive grasp of a rock guitar dynamic which does not cloud their freshness or their indie rock charm.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars ... this debut album the veruca salt scream and yell like bikini kills...
in this debut album the veruca salt scream and yell like bikini kills and babes in toyland , play loud like breeders muffs and pixies and make some noise like runaways , so this... Read more
Published 3 months ago by fabioblu
4.0 out of 5 stars Nina and Louise together again after 16 years: the reunion tour ROCKS
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... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Paul Allaer
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 4 months 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 6 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 12 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 13 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 14 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 15 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 18 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 20 months ago by sArAh
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