Disclaimer (album)

Studio album by Seether
Released August 20, 2002
Recorded 2001–2002 in Los Angeles, California
Genre Post-grunge, alternative metal
Length 45:06
Label Wind-up
Producer Jay Baumgardner
Seether chronology
(as Saron Gas)
Disclaimer II
Singles from Disclaimer
  1. "Fine Again"
    Released: 2002
  2. "Driven Under"
    Released: 2003
  3. "Gasoline"
    Released: 2003
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[2]
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Disclaimer is the major label debut album by post-grunge band Seether, released in 2002. It features three successful singles which would remain some of the band's most well known songs. After the reworking of "Broken" gained significant popularity, the album would be remastered and remixed slightly in 2004 as Disclaimer II with eight extra tracks.


Background and release

A great deal of pre-production took place in South Africa with supervision from a Wind-Up representative. It continued in New York before the album recording sessions began in Los Angeles. Veteran session drummer Josh Freese filled the role in studio before an audition took place at Leads Rehearsal Studio. Among sixteen others, Nick Oshiro auditioned and joined the band in 2002. Seether would also enlist guitarist Patrick Callahan in fall that year after performing alongside his then current band in Philadelphia.[3]

Disclaimer was released with ten different cover variations.[4] These feature images from the "Fine Again" music video with people holding signs depicting a negative outlook or a poor situation in life. The concept to implement it through the album cover was headed by the video's director, Paul Feeder. According to bassist Dale Stewart:

"[Feeder] came up with the idea of the people bearing their souls and holding up the signs and we thought it was a good concept. It's kind of like a thread that runs through the whole album, the fragility, or whatever you want to call it, you know in people. People are always screwed up about something, even if they act like they're not."[3]

In regards to recording and single output, the band allegedly faced a considerable deal of label pressure compared to future albums. According to a reflective Shaun Morgan in 2005:

"...With Disclaimer, we were still pretty green and all the say-so was made for us. We really didn’t have much and most of those decisions, I felt, were bad ones. Last time around we had a manager from South Africa. She wasn’t very good at what she was doing and she was letting [the record label] walk all over us."[5]

Musical style

Disclaimer gained comparison to grunge acts of the early 1990s, particularly the angst vocal styles of Shaun Morgan and Nirvana's Kurt Cobain. The album features an overall moodier approach than future Seether albums which would be decidedly heavier.

Touring and promotion

Seether began extensive touring in promotion of Disclaimer in July 2002. They performed alongside the likes of Our Lady Peace into the following year. Touring with Evanescence in 2004 would lead to the reworking of the little known ballad "Broken" and the band's subsequent crossover success.

Beginning with the sorrowful "Fine Again" in fall 2002, a total of three singles were released from Disclaimer. The lead single was followed by a similarly melancholy "Driven Under" in early 2003 and finally the more aggressive "Gasoline" later that year. Each song also had a music video which gained substantial airplay on MTV2.

Track listing

  1. "Gasoline" – 2:49
  2. "69 Tea" – 3:31
  3. "Fine Again" – 4:04
  4. "Needles" – 3:26
  5. "Driven Under" – 4:34
  6. "Pride" – 4:07
  7. "Sympathetic" – 4:07
  8. "Your Bore" – 3:53
  9. "Fade Away" – 3:53
  10. "Pig" – 3:22
  11. "Fuck It" – 2:58
  12. "Broken" - 4:21


Chart positions

Chart (2002) Peak
The Billboard 200[6] 92


Region Certification Sales/shipments
United States (RIAA)[7] Gold 500,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ Taylor, Jason D.. Disclaimer (album) at Allmusic. Retrieved July 12, 2011.
  2. ^ Cherry, Robert (September 19, 2002). "Seether: Disclaimer: Music review". Rolling Stone (RS 905). Archived from the original on January 31, 2009. http://web.archive.org/web/20090131225606/http://rollingstone.com/artists/seether/albums/album/197315/review/6067504/disclaimer. Retrieved July 12, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Interview with Dale Stewart, Nick Oshiro, and Pat from Seether (November 2002). Retrieved on 1-29-11.
  4. ^ One Cold Night (Liner notes). Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Wind-Up Records. 
  5. ^ Perlman, Jason Interview with Shaun Morgan Ferrante's Power Equipment (2005). Retrieved on 1-29-11.
  6. ^ "Disclaimer - Seether". Billboard. http://www.billboard.com/#/album/seether/disclaimer/539621. 
  7. ^ "American album certifications – Disclaimer – Seether". Recording Industry Association of America. http://www.riaa.com/goldandplatinumdata.php?artist=%22Seether%22.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH

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