Seether (song)

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Seether by Veruca Salt US 7-inch vinyl.jpg
Standard artwork (U.S. vinyl single pictured)
Single by Veruca Salt
from the album American Thighs
ReleasedOctober 11, 1994
RecordedJanuary 1994
LabelMinty Fresh
Songwriter(s)Nina Gordon
Producer(s)Brad Wood
Veruca Salt singles chronology
"Number One Blind"
Alternative cover art
One of UK artworks for mostly vinyl releases
One of UK artworks for mostly vinyl releases

"Seether" is a single by American alternative rock band Veruca Salt. It was backed with "All Hail Me". In 1994, the song was No. 3 in British Radio One DJ John Peel's Festive Fifty. The song appeared in the film Young Adult and the TV shows Hindsight and Halt and Catch Fire.


In a 1994 interview with Much Music, an interviewer suggested that "Seether" could either be about female "animalistic instincts" or bouts of rage. Nina Gordon agreed that her songs' meanings often changed during and after the writing process. "You write a song, think it's about one thing for five minutes....and discover that it's about many different things and working on many different levels."[2]

Original video[edit]

The video features Nina Gordon, Louise Post, Jim Shapiro, and bassist Steve Lack playing the song in front of the iconic shimmering red Randolph Street Gallery building when it was located at 756 N. Milwaukee Avenue in Chicago.

The indoor shots of the band with cats roaming about and in acclimating cages were taken at Tree House Humane Society at their former location, 1212 W Carmen Street, Chicago. Tree House is a stray cat shelter and adoption center founded in 1971 and operating from that address until 2017.


Chart (1994) Peak
Australian ARIA Singles Chart 34
UK Top 75 Singles 61
US Billboard Modern Rock Tracks[3] 8

Seether version[edit]

The band Seether named themselves after this song,[4] and in 2013, recorded a cover of the song for their greatest hits album Seether: 2002-2013.[5] It was released as a lead single to the compilation on 3 September 2013.


  1. ^ Danaher, Michael (August 4, 2014). "The 50 Best Grunge Songs". Paste. Retrieved November 9, 2014.
  2. ^ "Veruca Salt Interview on Much Music 1994". Much Music. 1994. Retrieved July 12, 2019.
  3. ^ "Artist Chart History/Veruca Salt". Retrieved 2008-04-13.
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. Seether – Seether: 2002-2013 > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved November 29, 2013.

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