American Thighs

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American Thighs
Studio album by Veruca Salt
Released September 27, 1994
Recorded January 1994
Genre Alternative rock, grunge
Length 52:24
Label Minty Fresh/DGC
Producer Brad Wood
Veruca Salt chronology
American Thighs
(1994)
Blow It Out Your Ass It's Veruca Salt [EP]
(1996)
Singles from American Thighs
  1. "Seether"
    Released: October 11, 1994
  2. "All Hail Me"
    Released: October 11, 1994
  3. "Number One Blind"
    Released: June 23, 1995
  4. "Victrola"
    Released: July 25, 1995
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
Drowned in Sound (favorable)[2]
Q 3/5 stars[3]
Robert Christgau A−[4]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[5]

American Thighs is the first album by alternative rock band Veruca Salt. It was released through Minty Fresh Records on September 27, 1994, and re-released through DGC Records on November 8, 1994. The title is a reference to a line from the AC/DC song "You Shook Me All Night Long".[6] The songs and artwork are the same on both versions, but the DGC artwork is on glossy paper.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Get Back" (Gordon) – 3:12
  2. "All Hail Me" (Post) – 3:05
  3. "Seether" (Gordon) – 3:16
  4. "Spiderman '79" (Post) – 5:16
  5. "Forsythia" (Gordon) – 4:45
  6. "Wolf" (Post) – 4:19
  7. "Celebrate You" (Post) – 4:20
  8. "Fly" (Post) – 3:38
  9. "Number One Blind" (Gordon/Shapiro) – 3:43
  10. "Victrola" (Post) – 2:19
  11. "Twinstar" (Gordon) – 3:16
  12. "25" (Gordon) – 7:56
  13. "Sleeping Where I Want" (Gordon) – 3:19 (CD version only)

Chart Ratings[edit]

Album:

  • 1994 American Thighs Heatseekers No. 1[7]
  • 1994 American Thighs UK Albums Chart No. 47
  • 1995 American Thighs The Billboard 200 No. 69[7]

Singles:

  • 1994 Seether Modern Rock Tracks No. 8[8]
  • 1994 Seether UK Singles Chart No. 61
  • 1995 Number One Blind Modern Rock Tracks No. 20[8]
  • 1995 Number One Blind UK Singles Chart No. 68
  • 1995 Victrola UK Singles Chart No. 110

Personnel[edit]

Additional
Production

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. American Thighs at AllMusic. Retrieved 26 April 2004.
  2. ^ Rauf, Raziq (June 28, 2002). "Veruca Salt - American Thighs". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved 3 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Veruca Salt - American Thighs CD Album". CD Universe. Retrieved 3 December 2012. 
  4. ^ Christgau, Robert. "CG: Veruca Salt". RobertChristgau.com. Retrieved 3 December 2012. 
  5. ^ Ahearn, Kim (November 3, 1994). "Veruca Salt: American Thighs : Music Reviews". Rolling Stone (694). p. 100. Archived from the original on 19 December 2007. Retrieved 26 April 2004. 
  6. ^ Weisel, Al (January 26, 1995). "Saline Solution: Veruca Salt Wrap Their Hardcore Inside a Candy-Pop Coating". Rolling Stone (700). Retrieved 4 February 2007. 
  7. ^ a b American Thighs - Veruca Salt > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums at AllMusic. Retrieved 20 July 2003.
  8. ^ a b American Thighs - Veruca Salt > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles at AllMusic. Retrieved 20 July 2003.