|Single by Veruca Salt|
|from the album Eight Arms to Hold You|
|Veruca Salt singles chronology|
"Volcano Girls" is a single by the American alternative rock band Veruca Salt, released in 1997 on their album Eight Arms to Hold You. It was written by Nina Gordon who also sang lead vocals, with Louise Post performing backup vocals. This song was used at the beginning of the dark comedy movie Jawbreaker released in 1999.
About the song
The song lyrically references Veruca Salt's previous hit "Seether", from their 1994 American Thighs album. In Volcano Girls the identity of the Seether is clearly revealed; "The Seether's Louise", as in Louise Post of the band. This itself is a reference to the Beatles song "Glass Onion".
The highly energetic music video for "Volcano Girls" was shot over two days at Essenay in Chicago, Illinois in 1997. This video consists of the band in the central arena attached to bungee cords, on which Louise Post (right side and airborne), Nina Gordon (left side and performing), and other band members bounce erratically. The video also shows Post and Gordon performing the song while a camera circles around them.
Surrounding this arena stand many fans watching them perform several takes of the song.
This song is also featured on Guitar Hero On Tour: Decades for Nintendo DS.
- UK Singles Chart #56
- Australia ARIA Top 100 # 47
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 ""Artist Chart History/Veruca Salt"". www.billboard.com. http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/retrieve_chart_history.do?model.chartFormatGroupName=Singles&model.vnuArtistId=36925&model.vnuAlbumId=196579. Retrieved 2008-04-12.
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