Thursday, November 14, 2013

November 14: Singer Nina Gordon, formerly with Veruca Salt, is 46-years-old today.

Born in 1967, Nina Rachel Shapiro Gordon was a co-founder of the band Veruca Salt. She is considered a pioneer of reviving Bangles-inspired pop rock for the mid-'90s grunge generation.

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Originally Veruca Salt was an Indigo Girls-inspired acoustic act, but the women soon realized they wanted a different sound. They enlisted bass player Steve Lack, and eventually Gordon's brother, Jim Shapiro, joined as the drummer.

Nina Gordon left Veruca Salt in early 1998 amid rumors of stolen boyfriends and physical altercations with bandmate Louise Post. Post kept the Veruca Salt name, despite being the only remaining original member, and eventually released Resolver in 2000, the first Gordon-less Veruca Salt album.


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Tonight & The Rest of My Life Bleeding Heart GraffitiAmerican Thighs

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Nina wrote the Veruca Salt hits "Seether" and "Volcano Girls." Since leaving Veruca Salt in 1998, she has released the successful solo album Tonight and the Rest of My Life, written songs for Fefe Dobson and Courtney Jaye, and released her second solo album, Bleeding Heart Graffiti, on August 8, 2006.


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