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Veruca Salt's Top 8 Apps

The alternative band, named after a "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" character and best known for grunge-era classics "Seether," "All Hail Me," and "Volcano Girls" give us the download on their favorite mobile software.

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If you remember 1994, then you remember "Seether," Veruca Salt's catchy Top 8 alt-rock hit off their debut LP "American Thighs."

If you remember 1994, then you remember "Seether," Veruca Salt's catchy Top 8 alt-rock hit off their debut LP "American Thighs."

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(Credit: Courtesy of Veruca Salt)


"'Seether' is a song about anger and trying to be a good girl and keeping your anger under wraps, but you can't and it comes out in songs and in relationships, etc.," Veruca Salt's singer-guitarist Nina Gordon told Download.com.

But she and co-vocalist-guitarist Louise Post were also encouraging women to express their authentic selves with their breakthrough track. "That was sort of the point of the song," Gordon added. "At that time, I think a lot of women felt, 'I don't want to just stand here and look pretty and sing pretty songs. I wanna scream. I wanna use the stage as my battlefield.' There were so many of us who enjoyed doing that, and I think that that's a very important outlet for all of us."

But anger also drove a wedge between the singer-guitarists, and Gordon left Veruca Salt in 1998, after the release of the group's sophomore album, "Eight Arms to Hold You," featuring "Volcano Girls," the opening song from teen comedy film "Jawbreaker." Making up in 2013, the two reunited with the other members of the quartet's original lineup, drummer Jim Shapiro and bassist Steve Lack, for the recording of 2015's "Ghost Notes."

"We do not take this lightly," Post said about the reunion. "We see the importance of this in our own lives and the reverberation of it among our fans. Now that we've come back together, I can really appreciate that for some kids, it felt like their parents splitting up, and we appreciate the enormity of that."

Download.com connected with the "Eight Arms to Hold You" group's frontwomen to dig up the eight apps they're not mad at.

Original interview took place on July 10, 2014.

Nina Gordon's Top Apps

Vocal Warm Up

Vocal Warm Up

Download

I actually use Vocal Warm Up a lot because we're on the road, and I have to be very careful about warming up.

Stitcher for Podcasts

Stitcher for Podcasts

I like Stitcher for Podcasts and use that a lot to get all my favorite news and all the radio shows that I like to listen to.

Pinterest

Pinterest

Pinterest is great to look at clothes and interior design.

Amazon

Amazon

I go to Amazon and buy myself shoes and makeup.

Louise Post's Top Apps

MullerPhoto

MullerPhoto

Download

We use it all the time. It's a great photo app.

Houzz

Houzz

I love Houzz. It's my favorite interior design app.

Fitbit

Fitbit

It's not very rock 'n' roll, but I also use Fitbit, because I track all my steps. You can set a goal and walk like 10,000 steps a day. The wristband vibrates and you can check in on all the steps you've taken. I'm kind of obsessed with it.

Facebook

Facebook

It's been great to gauge the level of enthusiasm of our audience and our fans and to get a sense of the proportions of the impact we've made on people's lives, which was better than we could have ever fathomed.