|Released February 11, 1997|
Artist Veruca Salt
Label MCA Victor, Inc.
Genre Alternative rock
|Recorded June, 1996|
Eight Arms to Hold You (1997) Resolver (2000)
Release date 11 February 1997
Producer Bob Rock
|Similar Veruca Salt albums, Alternative rock albums|
Eight Arms to Hold You is the second full-length studio album by alternative rock band Veruca Salt, released on February 11, 1997, through Outpost/Geffen Records. It was the last album to feature original band members Nina Gordon, Louise Post, Steve Lack, and Jim Shapiro until the 2015 reunion album Ghost Notes.
The title of the album is a reference to the working title for The Beatles' film eventually titled Help!.
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All music composed by Veruca Salt.
"Shutterbug", a song from this album, was written by Louise Post. She was the lead singer for the song, with Nina Gordon performing backing vocals.
Post has said that the three parts of the song are like snapshots from different times in her life. The "she" featured in the song is PJ Harvey.
Veruca Salt performed "Shutterbug" on Saturday Night Live. Because Sting was hosting the show that evening, he performed one of his solo songs instead of Veruca Salt performing a second song.
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