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Eight Arms to Hold You

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Released  February 11, 1997
Length  51:10
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
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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.

Contents

The title of the album is a reference to the working title for The Beatles' film eventually titled Help!.

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Track listing

  • Tracks 1, 3, 5, 8, 10 and 13 were written by Louise Post
  • Tracks 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11 and 12 were written by Nina Gordon.
  • All music composed by Veruca Salt.

    Personnel

    Veruca Salt

  • Nina Gordon - guitar, vocals
  • Louise Post - guitar, vocals
  • Jim Shapiro - guitar, drums, backing vocals
  • Steve Lack - bass guitar, guitar
  • Additional personnel

  • Jim McGillveray - percussion
  • Zach Ingraham - whiteboard
  • Bob Rock - producer
  • Randy Staub - engineer, mixing
  • Brian Dobbs - engineer
  • Mike Cusick - assistant engineer
  • Jim Labinski - assistant engineer
  • Jeff Lane - assistant engineer, mixing assistant
  • Darren Grahn - assistant engineer
  • George Marino - mastering
  • Mike Gilles - digital editing, assistant engineer, digital programming
  • "Shutterbug"

    "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.

    Album position

  • 1997 Eight Arms To Hold You The Billboard 200 No. 55
  • 1997 Eight Arms To Hold You Australian ARIA albums chart No. 69
  • 1997 Eight Arms To Hold You New Zealand RIANZ Top 40 No. 34
  • 1997 Eight Arms To Hold You Swedish albums chart No. 40
  • 1997 Eight Arms To Hold You UK albums chart No. 95
  • Singles positions

  • 1997 "Volcano Girls" - Modern Rock Tracks - No. 8
  • 1997 "Volcano Girls" - Mainstream Rock Tracks - No. 9
  • 1997 "Volcano Girls" - UK singles chart - No. 56
  • 1997 "Volcano Girls" - Australian ARIA singles chart - No. 47
  • 1997 "Volcano Girls" - Swedish singles chart - No. 32
  • 1997 "Shutterbug" - Mainstream Rock Tracks - No. 39
  • 1997 "Shutterbug" - Australian ARIA singles chart - No. 114
  • 1997 "Benjamin" - UK singles chart - No. 75
  • 1997 "Straight" - Mainstream Rock Tracks - No. 38
  • Songs

    1Straight2:32
    2Volcano Girls3:19
    3Don't Make Me Prove It2:29

    References

    Eight Arms to Hold You Wikipedia


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