Veruca Salt – Eight Arms to Hold You

Growing up, this octopus-adorned Veruca Salt album was one of my favorites. To this day I put it on whenever I’m in need of an upbeat power booster. Volcano Girls, Don’t Make Me Prove It, Awesome, The Morning Sad, With David Bowie – each song off Eight Arms to Hold You oozes major girl power.

I remember trying to piece together a gigantic 3D wolf puzzle one Christmas with my sister (never finished) while listening to this album. I remember popping the white disc into my portable CD player whenever we made our monthly drives to visit my aunt in Dublin. And I remember thinking to myself, why an octopus?

After 14 years of breakup, Veruca Salt re-released their first record, American Thighs, last year. And the band decided to put together a new album to boot. Upon hearing the first new tracks – The Museum of Broken Relationships and It’s Holy – I’m eagerly anticipating its release.

Move over Victoria’s Secret. Veruca Salt will always be the world’s best VS.

I made the octopus with spaghetti and punched out a bunch of yellow stars for the starfish. Working with damp noodles was a sticky experience.

I’ve included some extra photos of the process.

Disclaimer: Every piece of music-inspired artwork on this site is an original new creation. I am not affiliated with nor do I own the rights to any of the Original music artwork that has inspired me to create the new artwork found on this site.

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