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Eight Arms To Hold You

Veruca Salt Audio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
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1. Straight
2. Volcano Girls
3. Don't Make Me Prove It
4. Awesome
5. One Last Time
6. With David Bowie
7. Benjamin
8. Shutterbug
9. The Morning Sad
10. Sound Of The Bell
11. Loneliness Is Worse
12. Stoneface
13. Venus Man Trap
14. Earthcrosser

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There's more of producer Bob Rock (AC/DC) here than the feisty band that recorded Seether two years previously. That's a good thing on the single "Volcano Girls", complete with its squealing guitars and "I Am the Walrus" nod. Titles like "With David Bowie" and "Venus Man Trap" are the best thing about the rest of a rather one-dimensional package. --Jeff Bateman

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5.0 out of 5 stars Eight Arms to Hold You May 26 2004
Format:Audio CD
After listening to this album countless times I am still amazed at how wonderful it is. All of the songs are very well written and produced just perfectly. I give this album 5 stars and would highly recommend it to anyone who is and is not a Veruca Salt fan.
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3.0 out of 5 stars catchy, but watered-down chick rock May 25 2004
Format:Audio CD
There were a slew of vital, trail-blazing female artists around the time Veruca Salt had a hit with "Seether," and this followup doesn't really do much to elevate Veruca Salt past their contemporaries, particularly The Breeders, whose Last Splash was both more fun and more intelligent than this record. However, Eight Arms To Hold You is a pretty good pop record at parts - "Benjamin" and "Loneliness Is Worse" could have been early-90's pop power ballads, "Don't Make Me Prove It" and "Stoneface" have a great spunk to them, and "Shutterbug" portrays the band as cleverer than you would have guessed. To get yourself into good female rock groups that take risks, buy a Sleater-Kinney album, but for simple pop pleasures, you could do worse than this.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A good rainy day CD... May 3 2004
By Billy
Format:Audio CD
If there are some songs listed here without a review, it's because they're too good to put into words. =D
Straight - 10/10 - A great opener to a CD.
Volcano Girls - 10/10
Don't Make Me Prove It - 10/10 - I love the music in this one. The guitar rocks.
Awesome - 8/10
One Last Time - 10/10 - Great slower song. I could imagine either Keith Richards or Gwen Stefani sing this one.
With David Bowie - 10/10 - This song has great music. 'Nuff said.
Benjamin - 10/10 - My favorite on the CD. Very laid back.
Shutterbug - 10/10 - Great bass guitar. I could imagine myself listening to this song, in a room with no windows and a black light turned on and this song blasting from the speakers.
The Morning Sad - 10/10
Sound of the Bell - 10/10 - Great music. I could imagine this song playing in a movie, over the opening credits, while showing shots of people riding along in a car down an empty highway.
Lonliness is Worse - 10/10 - Couldn't be more true. =(
Stoneface - 10/10
Venus Man Trap - 10/10
Earthcrosser - 10/10 - A great song to end the CD on.
138/140, not bad. =) This is a must have. Also, I don't know if anyone's mentioned, but the group got their name from the character Veruca Salt from the book Charlie & The Chocolate Factory.
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5.0 out of 5 stars My Favorite Chick Rock Album. April 27 2004
Format:Audio CD
In this album the girls refined their sound after "American Thighs" and gave it a more polished, alternative sound rather than the less polished grunge sound. Great vocal melodies here but good heavy power pop sounds as well. Great contrast and mix. I believe it was Louise who said she was going for a more mature sound and songs that would blow people away. I think she was very successful. I think this is a masterpiece, truly.
David Rehak
author of "A Young Girl's Crimes"
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4.0 out of 5 stars 4.5 stars April 22 2004
Format:Audio CD
Just as the rest of Veruca Salt's records, EATHY is very rough and unpolished, but this is precisely the appeal of the band. Yes, they're girls (except the drummer) and yes, they can rock. The fact that their music is a little bit under produced and maybe even basic, is what makes it great.
The CD starts strongly enough with the guitar blast intro to 'Straight' and then segues on to probable the best track (and surely the best known), 'Volcano girls' (which also had a cool video to go with). The streak continues for all of the first half of the record, but the quality decreases a bit, not much, after the second half kicks in. Apart from the two tracks I mentioned before, other great songs include 'Awesome', 'One last time' (really rocks!), 'Benjamin', 'Shutterbug' and 'Sound of the Bell' - but the whole album is very consistent.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best female rock album ever March 1 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I bought this album the day it came out back in 1997 and to this day it continues to find its way into my cd player more than almost any other cd I own. I own over 500 cds and this one easily ranks within my top 5 albums of all time. It's that good. Every song on this cd is good enough to be a single. Everything about this album is great, the lyrics, songwriting, guitar playing, melodies, etc. The American Thighs album is also very good and I also highly recommend that one as well. But this one is by far their best work. Forget about the new VS line up and the resolver album. This Eight arms to hold you album is the real deal. Today we have bands like Evanescence coming out, but it is all pale in comparison to this album. I dont even know what more to say. It really doesn't get much better than this.
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5.0 out of 5 stars MUSICAL NIRVANA Nov. 10 2003
Format:Audio CD
This has to be one the greatest albums in the history of rock.
I am truly impressed by this band's amazing talent to craft one mind-blowing track after another. Nina and Louise's vocals are just heavenly. I hate it when every track on an album sounds the same. But each song here is like a rare gem, each one layered with rich melody and each one so very unique. I would put VS up there with major talents like Audioslave, Soundgarden, System of a Down, RATM, Incubus, etc. SHEER GENIUS.
A magnificent work of art!
- A guy who is crazy about VS
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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect Album! Nov. 10 2003
By liannai
Format:Audio CD
As a big fan of Vercua Salt (as well as the frontwomen at this time, Nina Gordon and Louise Post) I found this album to be one of my favorite Veruca Salt albums to date. Nina's beautiful vocals mixed with Louise's kick-ass, take-no-prisoners guitar work create an ambience of rock with a lot of soul. "Eight Arms to Hold You", its name sake taken from the tentitive title of a Beatles album - is a masterpiece. Louise' raw vocals on "Shutterbug" mix nicely with Nina's soft, and almost-beautiful work on "Benjamin". While "Sound of the Bell" simply rocks and starts off with a catchy guitar hook. Standout tracks include "With David Bowie", "Benjamin", "The Morning Sad", "Sound of the Bell", "Lonliness Is Worse", and "Venus Man Trap". If you loved "American Thighs" you will love this album, even though the album does seem a little glossed for the mainstream, it is definitely worth picking up. Nina and Louise remain two very talented songwriters and musicians- this album proves it.
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