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Artist: Veruca Salt
Release Date: October, 1994
From the Album: American Thighs (2004)
Quick Take: "Seether" is a single by the American alternative 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. Speculation resulted over to whom the song's character of "the Seether" might refer to in real life. The song "Volcano Girls", includes the line, "The Seether's Louise" (i.e. Veruca Salt guitarist Louise Post), however, this is tongue-in-cheek, as the entire verse parallels a verse in The Beatles song "Glass Onion" in which John Lennon sings "The Walrus was Paul." It has also been speculated that Gordon wrote Seether after having a discussion with someone and disagreeing so strongly that she wanted to assault her, yet feeling societal pressure, especially on women, to keep their anger under the surface.