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Name: Louise Post  
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Date of Birth: 7th December 1966
Place of Birth: St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Profession: Actress
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Louise Lightner Post

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Lead Singer/Guitarist for rock band Veruca Salt Born on December 7, 1966 in St. Louis, Mo.

EDUCATION Barnard College in New York, majored in English


KNOWN TO PLAY Les Paul's, Melody Makers, SG's

As one of Chicago’s breakthrough bands of the early 90’s post – Nirvana alternative rock scene, Veruca Salt quickly became a word of mouth sensation, and one of the most harshly criticized bands of the era. Led by Louise Post and Nina Gordon, Veruca Salt (named after the bratty character in Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory) signed to Minty Fresh Records and released American Thighs in 1994; a Brad Wood (Liz Phair) produced album that would eventually sell over 500,000 records worldwide. The album brimmed with fuzzy guitars, abrasive punk-pop energy, and sing along melodies. After being picked up by Geffen Records, American Thighs was re-released, and the single ‘Seether’ quickly became a permanent fixture on radio and MTV. It remains one of alternative rocks most snarling and rockin’ music staples to this day. Fanzines and magazines were quick to pounce on the move, accusing the band of using Minty Fresh as a way of gaining indie credibility. Undeterred, the band went on to tour with Hole, and by 1996, released Blow It Out Your Ass It’s Veruca Salt; a Steve Albini-produced 4 track EP that roared with rock and in your face attitude, and a title that seemingly hinted a ‘fuck you’ to their harshest critics.

Working with Bob Rock (Metallica) on American Thighs follow-up, Eight Arms To Hold You, Veruca Salt seemed headed in more of a metal direction; the harsh guitar sound and soaring vocals amplified by it’s slick production. After a yearlong tour, rock’s rumor mill took hold, and by early 1998 it was confirmed that Nina Gordon had officially quit the band. In soap opera like drama, Post was seemingly alone in her fight to keep the band going, and quickly picked up the pieces, re-grouping the band around her, and electing to jump ship from Geffen.

Signing a joint-venture deal with Beyond Records, and recruiting Stephen Fitzpatrick on guitar, Suzanne Sokol on bass, and James Madla on drums, Post immersed herself in what she would later call ‘her cathartic rite of passage’ – a 13 track tear-jerker called Resolver. Unlike American Thighs, and Eight Arms To Hold You, Resolver featured one singular voice – Posts’. Produced by Brian Liesegang, Resolver read like pages from Posts’ diary, and it’s production style was somewhere in between that of the two previous records.

The joint venture with Beyond never stuck, and the label quickly went belly up, leaving Veruca Salt floating in label-ess waters. In the meantime, Post has worked alongside Courtney Love in a short-lived and failed female super-group touted as ‘Bastard,’ and Veruca Salt toured Australia in 2003, after a trio of songs from Resolver (Born Entertainer, Officially Dead, and Yeah Man) were spun on radio like clock-work. Currently, Post has her axe to the grindstone; writing and recording songs for what will become the fourth Veruca Salt album.

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