As children, we all rode bicycles and climbed trees and had a jolly good time just being a kid.Seether’s frontman Shaun Morgan wasn’t that different from you and me … Calling in before a show in northern Mississippi, Morgan talked at length about his childhood, his influences, his band’s latest CD I grew up on a pig farm.And in this story, it’s a true story about an owner who ends up shooting this dog by accident because he mistakes him for a fox.And the song played was called “Spirit Of The Great Heart” by Johnny Clegg and I remember at the time it just moved me so much cause I was like, well, now I’m unhappy cause the dog’s gone, and the song was so powerful and that memory imprinted on me.But it was basically running around doing kid stuff on a farm, like climbing trees and riding bicycles and stuff, a really standard farm upbringing. Then having been there for four or five years there were bars on all the windows, there were security gates, we had to put in electrical fencing. You’re so outlying and so far away from your neighbors that they would just come on your property and attack farmers. But yeah, a lot of my family farmed all over the country so you hear stories from all over the place of farmers being attacked, just hacked to pieces.
My girlfriend was pregnant, I was pretty much broke, so I go back to college to finish and try and get a job.For a short while there were some local bands getting signed, and they still are to a lesser degree.It’s just one of those countries that are very difficult to get signed and once you do get signed then you sort of get watered down and you become a sort of adult contemporary act.I started playing in my first band when I was about twelve years old and the excitement of that was when you are in a room playing with your buddies and as horrible as it may sound at the time, you think it’s awesome (laughs) and that it’s the most amazing thing ever cause we’re making this noise and nobody else is.