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Q101 Jamboree 1997
Veruca Salt

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The Verve Pipe
Or: From the Beginning

May 25, 1997

The New World
Music Theatre

Tinley Park, IL

A Review and Photos by
The Dude on the Right
Finally, now that the evening was being centered around the Main Stage, I had a break and it was time for some dinner - an overdone burger and a Diet Pepsi. I was still cold, and by this time my body was mostly numb, but at least there was some rest before the band that would be Veruca Salt would take the stage.

I've always like dudettes who could play guitar. If they could play it with a fire and energy I liked it even more, and when Nina and Louise came out with the rest of the band, the crowd hit a new level of energy - and how couldn't they.

This was a hometown band, playing for a hometown crowd, and play they did. Trading licks back and forth, Nina Gordon and Louise Post blasted their metal-sounding guitar tirades through their 40 minutes of a set. The mud-filled lawn mosh pit was in full motion, the pavilion crowd wouldn't sit down for an earthquake, and me, I was just having fun watching Veruca Salt blast through their radio hits in "Seether" and "Volcano Girls" (both of which had the crowd singing along at full volume.)

It wasn't really hard for Veruca Salt to get the crowd into their set, but they did use their time to have me convinced I need to find a copy of "Eight Arms to Hold You." I like dudettes, I like metal-sounding guitar, and combine them together and it's almost heaven. TWO BIG THUMBS UP for Veruca Salt.

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