American Thighs

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American Thighs
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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"/"All Hail Me"
    Released: October 11, 1994
  2. "Number One Blind"
    Released: June 23, 1995
  3. "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]

No. Title Length
1. "Get Back"   3:12
2. "All Hail Me"   3:05
3. "Seether"   3:16
4. "Spiderman '79"   5:16
5. "Forsythia"   4:45
6. "Wolf"   4:19
7. "Celebrate You"   4:20
8. "Fly"   3:38
9. "Number One Blind"   3:43
10. "Victrola"   2:19
11. "Twinstar"   3:16
12. "25"   7:56
13. "Sleeping Where I Want" (CD release only) 3:19
Total length:
52:24

Chart Ratings[edit]

Album:

  • 1994 American Thighs Heatseekers No. 1[7]
  • 1994 American Thighs UK Albums Chart No. 47[8]
  • 1995 American Thighs The Billboard 200 No. 69[7]
  • 1994 American Thighs Australian ARIA Albums Chart No. 26[9]

Singles:

  • 1994 Seether Modern Rock Tracks No. 8[10]
  • 1994 Seether UK Singles Chart No. 61[8]
  • 1994 Seether Australian ARIA Singles Chart No. 34[9]
  • 1995 Number One Blind Modern Rock Tracks No. 20[10]
  • 1995 Number One Blind UK Singles Chart No. 68[8]
  • 1995 Number One Blind Australian ARIA Singles Chart No. 106[9]
  • 1995 Victrola UK Singles Chart (with chart exclusion rules applied below No. 75) No. 88[8]
  • 1995 Victrola UK Singles Chart (with no exclusion rules applied below No. 75) No. 110[11]

Personnel[edit]

Veruca Salt

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 c d "Official Charts > Veruca Salt". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 2015-10-09. 
  9. ^ a b c Australian (ARIA Chart) peaks:
  10. ^ a b American Thighs - Veruca Salt > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles at AllMusic. Retrieved 20 July 2003.
  11. ^ "Chart Log UK 1994–2010 > V – Vybe". Dipl.-Bibl.(FH) Tobias Zywietz. Retrieved 2015-10-09.