Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Veruca Salt - Number One Blind

I posted this for one reason, the outstanding cover version of the Sex Pistols "Bodies". I've always liked Veruca Salt, who were popular in the 1990's, and many of you will remember one of their hit singles "Seether" (another classic).

Named after the spoiled rich girl from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, they released a number of albums and singles. With this one you get three tracks, the title track "Number One Blind" is a good example of what to expect of Veruca Salt, the third track "Aurora" is the weakest track in my opinion, but their cover "Bodies" is excellent. It starts of as if its a quiet acoustic version. Hearing the harsh lyrics sang with a soft voice is perfect, and then the slow build up, you can feel the menace waiting to emerge, and it doesn't disappoint. I love "Bodies" by the Sex pistols, and in my opinion if your going to cover a song then you need to do it differently, and that just what Veruca Salt have done.

So whose version do you prefer? It's always hard to choose between the original and a good cover, I'm still with the Sex Pistols but this is a very close second for me. So leave a comment and let ASFM know what you think.

Band: Veruca Salt
Label: Rise Recordings
Tracks:
1. Number One Blind
2. Bodies
3. Aurora

If you like this then your in luck as you still get their first two excellent albums. Their debut album "American Thighs" includes the brilliant single "Seether" and lots more:
American Thighs

and if you like the first album you will defiantly like their second "Eight Arms To Hold You":
Eight Arms to Hold You

9 comments:

garychching said...
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Anonymous said...

I think it really shows how good song Bodied is. Nice version
Robert - Stockholm

garychching said...

Hi Robert, yes i agree, its an excellent cover.

John Spithead said...

I remember hearing Mark & Lard's evening show and they had Veruca Salt doing a session and Mark Radcliffe was telling Veruca Salt that a Sigourney (as in Segourney Weaver) was British slang for a bogey! You had to be there, I suppose.

garychching said...

Hi John, I used to love that mark and lard evening show, I thought they were hopeless in the day. They used to have me in tears.

Chalky said...

I used to listen to Seether loads, nice to read about it here

garychching said...

Hi Chalky thanks for taking the time to comment and I'm glad tpo bring back some memories.

Anonymous said...

Thanks. I've had "Eight Arms to Hold You" for a long time now but I've never bothered to explore their other albums until now.

garychching said...

Hi anon glad to help and its good to see this blog do what its supposed to do e.g. introduce people to music.

You will defo like American Thighs.