Eight Arms to Hold You CD-ROM
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|6. With David Bowie|
|9. The Morning Sad|
|10. Sound Of The Bell|
|11. Loneliness Is Worse|
|13. Venus Man Trap|
EIGHT ARMS TO HOLD YOU MUSIC
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
Top Customer Reviews
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.
Two star reviews from Rolling Stone are hard to explain in the face of an album of such extraordinarily catchy songs: the goofy lead single "Volcano Girls," adolescent hand-clap anthem "With David Bowie," arena rocker "Earthcrosser," and especially the mid-album trio of "Benjamin," "Shutterbug," and "Morning Sad" -- all three of which were singles overseas. Every song here is a classic, at once imitating and transcending similar chick rock from the likes of Juliana Hatfield, Elastica, and The Breeders to form an astounding aural experience in course of over fifty minutes and fourteen songs.
One has to wonder if the relatively lukewarm reception of this album was a factor in the band's messy breakup in the coming years, if only because there is nothing but harmony on this disc. Definitely worth a listen.
Stand-outs of the album are:
"Straight," which is angry, loud, and full of passion.
"Volcano Girls," which has great guitar riffs, AMAZING vocals, and a great flow to it. This song is the reason I got the album.
"Don't Make Me Prove it" is sonically and lyrically a masterpiece.
"Shutterbug" is perhaps the best song on the entire album (but "Volcano Girls" and "Earthcrosser" give it high competition).
"With David Bowie" has the same pop-influenced rock that is reminiscent of "Volcano Girls" and "Awesome."
"Earthcrosser" is the most suspenseful, rocking song on the whole album. It's the best way to end the journey through this amazing collection of songs - with a mixture of quiet vocals followed by loud, shrieking guitar riffs and Nina screaming the best line of the entire album: "Where's my lip gloss?"
In conclusion, I highly recommend purchasing this album. If you are skeptical, download "Volcano Girls" and that skepticism will fade within the first few beats.
Most recent customer reviews
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. Read morePublished on May 26 2004 by K. Davies
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... Read morePublished on May 25 2004 by E. Kutinsky
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. Read morePublished on April 27 2004 by I ain't no porn writer
Just as the rest of Veruca Salt's records, EATHY is very rough and unpolished, but this is precisely the appeal of the band. Read morePublished on April 22 2004 by Rodrigo Llamozas
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. Read morePublished on March 1 2004
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. Read more
I just bought the album today though. There are some really amazing songs on this cd. But there are a lot i dont really care for. Read morePublished on Aug. 17 2003
I bought this album on a whim from the used rack at my local Hasting's. Upon listening to it I wonder how I didn't fall in love with this when it first came out! Read morePublished on July 11 2003 by Rhiannon Solana
Although their first album is my most favorite, this album is almost as much of a favorite of mine! Another excellent release from the Veruca Salt girls... Read morePublished on March 21 2003 by Angela K. Scott-Cox