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Veruca Salt: Ghost Notes

Holly Gleason, Paste, 7 July 2015

VERUCA SALT BURST ONTO THE SCENE a caterwauling ball of sonic combustion, clawing, sneering, scratching with American Thighs in 1994. Named for Roald Dahl's tantrum-throwing rich girl in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, the Chicago-based group watched their single 'Seether' turn gold on the wings of post-teenage meltdown. In the 21 years since then, Nina Gordon, Louise Post, Jim Shapiro and Steve Lack have released three other LPs on multiple different record labels, and their tumultuous history didn't necessarily bode a good return to arms.

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