Eight Arms to Hold You Working with metal producer Bob Rock, Veruca Salt tries to toughen up and stumbles across something even more exciting: the missing link between glum alt-rock… Eight Arms to Hold You Working with metal producer Bob Rock, Veruca Salt tries to toughen up and stumbles across something even more exciting: the missing link between glum alt-rock… Veruca Salt
Music Review

Eight Arms to Hold You

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Lead Performance: Veruca Salt

Working with metal producer Bob Rock, Veruca Salt tries to toughen up and stumbles across something even more exciting: the missing link between glum alt-rock and the Bangles, heard in love-ensnared guitar pop like ''Sound of the Bell'' and ''Loneliness Is Worse.'' Some weak material drags Eight Arms to Hold You, but the way Louise Post and Nina Gordon joyously pounce on the title phrase of ''Awesome'' is pretty awesome indeed.

Originally posted Feb 14, 1997 Published in issue #366 Feb 14, 1997 Order article reprints
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