Pacifier (Shihad album)

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Studio album by Shihad (as Pacifier)
Released 2002
Recorded At Pulse Recording Studios, Hollywood
Genre Hard rock, post-grunge
Length 44:00
Label WEA, Warner Music Group
Producer Josh Abraham
Shihad chronology
The General Electric
(1999)The General Electric1999
Love Is The New Hate
(2005)Love Is The New Hate2005
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars [1]

Pacifier is the fifth full-length album released by New Zealand band, Shihad.

At the time of the release they were performing under the name Pacifier due to the similarity of the word Shihad to jihad. Released in 2002, tracks such as "Run" and "Bullitproof" went on to become hit singles. "Bullitproof" peaked at #27 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks, and #37 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks.[2] However, it still failed to break the band into the United States.

The band, and lead singer Jon Toogood especially, have since expressed displeasure with the album, calling it "overproduced", and "bullshit --- that would've been the wrong album to be big on."

This album features Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver) and DJ Lethal (Limp Bizkit and House of Pain) on the track "Coming Down".

This double Platinum selling album was produced by Josh Abraham, of Thirty Seconds to Mars/Michelle Branch/Weezer fame.

One version of this album included the "Weapons of Mass Destruction" bonus disc and yet another version contained a bonus disc featuring live acoustic tracks from the "Helen Young Sessions".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Comfort Me" - 3:18
  2. "Semi-Normal" - 2:55
  3. "Run" - 3:49
  4. "Everything" - 4:29
  5. "Stranger" - 3:30
  6. "Home" - 4:01
  7. "Nothing" - 3:31
  8. "Bullitproof" - 3:25
  9. "Walls" - 4:28
  10. "Just a Shadow" - 3:17
  11. "Trademark" - 3:21
  12. "Coming Down" - 4:15

Bonus Discs[edit]

Weapons of Mass Destruction[edit]

  1. "Toxic Shock"
  2. "Early Grave"
  3. "Analizer"
  4. "The Wrong Idea"
  5. "Really Glad"

Helen Young Sessions[edit]

  1. "Run"
  2. "Weight of the World"
  3. "Coming Down"
  4. "Brightest Star"
  5. "Walls"
  6. "Home"


  • All songs by: Pacifier (except "Bullitproof" written by Pacifier and Dave Basset)
  • Produced by: Josh Abraham
  • Recorded and Mixed by: Ryan Williams, with Andy Wallace on "Comfort Me", "Everything", "Bullitproof"


  1. ^ Pacifier at AllMusic
  2. ^ ""Bullitproof" chartlisting at Billboard". Retrieved 29 December 2008.