Ghost Notes (CD)


Veruca Salt

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Amoeba Review

07/08/2015

Reunited with their original lineup, ’90s alt-rock greats Veruca Salt recapture the magic on their reunion album Ghost Notes. Veruca Salt were one one of the more promising bands of the ’90s, recording two memorable albums before imploding. The band’s two leads, Nina Gordon and Louise Post, had a falling out and went their separate ways, embarking on a solo career and keeping Veruca Salt alive with a new lineup, respectively. Talented as they both are separately, Gordon a confident singer and Post an underrated shredder, together they’re even better. Their dueling axes are on full display from the opening track, as the two promise, “it’s gonna get loud, it’s gonna get heavy.” “Black on Blonde” is classic Veruca Salt, with AC/DC-inspired riffs and a huge chorus. “Laughing in the Sugar Bowl” comes closest to feeling like the band’s original hits “Seether” and “Volcano Girls,” with a familiar rush of Marshall distortion, unified harmonies and self-referential lyrics (“she’s the flame and I’m the glow,” they sing). The reunited rhythm section of Jim Shapiro on drums and Steve Lack on bass are no slouches, either, as can be heard on “Museum of Broken Relationships,” in which Shapiro’s drums pummel underneath the singer/guitarists’ slashing chords and layered vocals and Lack’s rumbling bassline keeps things in check. Veruca Salt were always about more than just rocking out though, and “Empty Bottle” reminds us of their ability to write a great power ballad. Lyrics were never Veruca Salt’s strongest suit, but they’ve improved markedly here, notably on “I’m Telling You Now,” its lyrics about doors opening and closing and getting bitter and then moving on holding special resonance for Veruca Salt fans waiting for this reunion. But the song also is special for the light dance between all four instruments that happens in the middle of the song, capturing the spirit of these musicians reuniting and rediscovering their spark. “In the end it comes around again,” they sing on closing track “Alternica,” and we’re glad it has for Veruca Salt.



Track Listing



Disc 1 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
The Gospel According To Saint Me
Veruca Salt 03:49
2.
Black And Blonde
Veruca Salt 04:07
3.
Eyes On You
Veruca Salt 03:17
4.
Prince Of Wales
Veruca Salt 05:35
5.
The Sound Of Leaving
Veruca Salt 03:32
6.
Love You Less
Veruca Salt 03:09
7.
Laughing In The Sugar Bowl
Veruca Salt 02:16
8.
Empty Bottle
Veruca Salt 05:53
9.
Come Clean, Dark Thing
Veruca Salt 03:22
10.
I'm Telling You Now
Veruca Salt 03:29
11.
Triage
Veruca Salt 03:36
12.
Lost To Me
Veruca Salt 04:10
13.
The Museum Of Broken Relationships
Veruca Salt 02:35
14.
Atlernica
Veruca Salt 05:58

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