Veruca Salt is an alternative rock group of the 1990s and 2000s.
Named after a character from the novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Veruca Salt was formed in Chicago by Louise Post (guitar/vocals) and Nina Gordon (guitar/vocals). Post and Gordon were introduced through mutual friend and actress Lili Taylor, and began playing music together. They wrote songs for a year and a half before being joined by drummer, and Gordon's brother, Jim Shapiro and bassist Steve Lack.
The band had done a handful of shows when Jim Powers of Minty Fresh Records asked to sign them to the independent label.
The band's first release was the single "Seether"/"All Hail Me" on Minty Fresh Records, in 1994. The single was a success and Veruca Salt accompanied Hole on a tour, before releasing their debut full-length LP, American Thighs, which eventually reached gold status.
After signing to Geffen Records, the band quickly gained in popularity as "Seether" became an MTV hit. A stopgap EP produced by ...
Track listing: The Same PersonBorn EntertainerBest You Can GetWet SuitYeah ManImperfectlyOfficially DeadOnly You KnowDisconnectedAll Dressed UpUsed To Know HerPretty BoysHellraiser http://www.verucasalt.com
Track listing: StraightVolcano GirlsDon't Make Me Prove ItAwesomeOne Last TimeWith David BowieShutterbugThe Morning SadSound of the BellLoneliness Is WorseStonefaceVenus Man TrapEarthcrosserBenjamin http://www.verucasalt.com