With the postings to this blog being fewer and farther between, I encourage you to take a look at my newest project, Subdude Records.
It’s my latest foray into online music. This is my record label, and our music is better than theirs. Give us a look.
(image courtesy of VerucaSalt.com)
So Weird (Right Click/Save As)
(this track is provided by VerucaSalt.com)
Veruca Salt was formed in 1992 in Chicago, Illinois by Louise Post and Nina Gordon. The two had been introduced by a mutual friend and decided to form a band.
In 1994, they signed with a local indie label before being snapped up by Geffen Records (home to Guns N’ Roses, Nirvana, Weezer, etc.) where their debut album American Thighs was re-released. The first single off of the album was the song Seether, and it quickly became a hit.
The band then released (the now out of print) “Blow It Out Your Ass, It’s Veruca Salt” E.P., as a hold-over until their next album was to be released.
In 1997 the band released Eight Arms To Hold You to much fan-fare and acclaim (it quickly went Gold), and spawned a few singles. The first was Volcano Girls which was then followed by the heavy rocker Shutterbug. Videos were made for both singles.
In 1998, co-founder Nina Gordon left the group and the band was dissolved but reformed a year later (with Louise Post being the sole original member) and released the album “Resolver”, with the lead single “Born Entertainer” in 2000.
Over the next few years, band members rotated in and out (except for Post and guitarist Stephen Fitzpatrick) with the band releasing the Lords of Sounds and Lesser Things EP in 2004.
**Update** in November of 2013, Veruca Salt formally announced the reunion of the original band. They are currently recording a new album, and planning a tour in 2014!
This track is my favorite on the whole album. The album is really good, and is a worthy addition to any alternative music fan’s collection.
It’s not Christmas without posting this MP3. It’s been a favorite of mine for nearly 15 years. It’s a parody of “Iron Man” by Black Sabbath, but with a Christmas theme.
I now present, “I Am Santa Claus” by Bob Rivers:
Get It HERE (Left Click only)
Buy it at Amazon MP3
In 2006 Danyul Kostin recorded his first EP, entitled “The Drama”.
Here, for your listening pleasure, is “The Drama” in it’s entirety.
5. Stay With Me
I wrote this article, over at EnConnected, mainly in response to all of the hullaballoo surrounding the announcement of current Windows Phone devices not being upgraded to Windows Phone 8.
Many folks were very irritated and upset by this. In some ways, I really understand. However, in my opinion, there is no one but themselves to blame for it.
Head over to EnConnected to read why.
PS – I promise I’ll start posting more music soon. With Zune dead and all, I’ve got to rethink the purpose of this site. Xunetracks.net maybe?