Volcano Girls

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"Volcano Girls"
Single by Veruca Salt
from the album Eight Arms to Hold You
Released 1997
Format Compact Disc
Recorded 1997
Genre Alternative rock
Length 3:18
Label Geffen
Writer(s) Nina Gordon
Producer(s) Bob Rock
Veruca Salt singles chronology
"Volcano Girls"

"Volcano Girls" is a single by the American alternative rock band Veruca Salt, released in 1997 on their album Eight Arms to Hold You. It was written by Nina Gordon who also sang lead vocals, with Louise Post performing backup vocals. This song was used at the beginning of the dark comedy movie Jawbreaker, released in 1999.

About the song[edit]

The song lyrically references Veruca Salt's previous hit "Seether", from their 1994 American Thighs album. In "Volcano Girls", Nina Gordon sings:

I told you 'bout the Seether before
You know, the one that's neither or nor
Well, here's another clue if you please
The Seether's Louise

The last line refers to Veruca Salt guitarist and vocalist Louise Post and the entire verse is a play on a verse from the Beatles song "Glass Onion":

I told you about the walrus and me, man
You know that we're as close as can be, man
Well, here's another clue for you all
The walrus was Paul

Screen shot from the music video for "Volcano Girls"

The highly energetic music video for "Volcano Girls" was shot over two days at Essenay in Chicago, Illinois in 1997. This video consists of the band in the central arena attached to bungee cords, on which Post (right side and airborne), Nina Gordon (left side and performing), and other band members bounce erratically. The video also shows Post and Gordon performing the song while a camera circles around them.

Surrounding this arena stand many fans watching them perform several takes of the song.

This song is also featured on Guitar Hero On Tour: Decades for Nintendo DS.

Chart performance[edit]

  • Australia ARIA Top 100 # 47


  1. ^ a b ""Artist Chart History/Veruca Salt"". www.billboard.com. Retrieved 2008-04-12. 

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