Just hung out with some people and saw Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. It was vewwy pwitty! The 2001 Space Odyssey references were especially enjoyable. I had to go get chocolate afterwards, so now I'm feeling noxious, isn't it great?!
This one grrrrrl's name was Veruca Salt though, the spoiled little rich brad who's father had his factory converted to an unwrapping-of-chocolatebars place to get a golden ticket, and I'm like, isn't that a band?
So courtesy of AMG:
Veruca Salt reshaped the jagged, abrasive punk-pop of the Pixies and Breeders into a more accessible, riff-driven power pop formula that also borrowed from pop/hard rockers like Cheap Trick. It was a successful formula, both musically and commercially, yet it didn't ensure them indie rock credibility; in fact, they became one of the most harshly criticized bands of the post-Nirvana alternative rock era.
They apparently toured with Hole sometime or other. Got their name from the book. They're affiliated with something Tanya did, so I probably wanted to check them out because of that. They're beautiful people!