Tad Songs Ranked

Tad (often styled as TAD) was an American rock band from Seattle, Washington, formed in 1988 by Tad Doyle. They are often recognized as one of the first bands of the grunge era. Led by Tad Doyle (born Thomas Andrew Doyle) on vocals and guitar, Tad was formed in early 1988 by Doyle, a drummer turned guitar player/singer, who asked bassist Kurt Danielson to play bass for the band. Danielson’s band Bundle of Hiss played with Doyle’s previous band (in which he played drums) H-Hour. Doyle recruited drummer Steve Wied (formerly of Skin Yard) and guitarist Gary Thorstensen to complete the original line-up. Tad was among the first bands to be signed to the independent label Sub Pop Records. In 1988, Doyle had released the “Daisy/Ritual Device” single on Sub Pop, produced by seminal Seattle producer Jack Endino, for which Doyle wrote and performed all the music. Tad’s debut album God’s Balls appeared in early 1989 and was also produced by Endino. In March 1990, the band released the Salt Lick EP, recorded by Steve Albini. It contained the song “Wood Goblins”, for which a music video was produced. After a European tour with Nirvana, Tad returned to Seattle and recorded their second album 8-Way Santa (1991), named after a type of blotter acid. Produced by Butch Vig, the album was far more pop-oriented than its predecessors, and featured the singles “Jinx” and “Jack Pepsi”. Here are all of Tad’s songs ranked.

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10. Axe to Grind (Salt Lick/God’s Balls, 1990)

“TAD is such a heavy, melodic group. Love their sound and it’s relaxing in a sort of bludgeoning your mind with a hammer way.”

9. Flame Tavern (8-Way Santa, 1991)

“This is one of THE best of the early-90’s grunge albums. It has a bizarre, twisted sense of humor, a perfect balance between the hard rocking and the melodic and the excellent, mountainous vocals of lead singer Tad Doyle.”

8. Stumblin’ Man (8-Way Santa, 1991)

“I think is one of the few good grunge albums out there, because trust me, there are few. This album mixes heavy metal with an obvious punk influence and/or mentality.”

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7. Luminol (Inhaler, 1993)

“If you like grunge, particularly the heavier side of grunge, this album is a must-have. I don’t just toss around five stars, this one is pretty much a perfect album.”

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6. Ritual Device (God’s Balls, 1989)

“It does not get better than this if you like late 80’s grunge before the major labels turned it into a fashion. Witty lyrics delivered with panache, crunching riffs and outstanding drumming, now spruced up with 21st century remastering techniques.”

5. 3-D Witch Hunt (8-Way Santa, 1991)

“Tad was always one of my favorite grunge bands – yes that’s right – they are a grunge band. As much as I don’t like labeling bands as this genre or that, Tad actually seemed to be the definition of grunge.”

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4. Helot (God’s Balls, 1989)

“Shows how broad a spectrum grunge bands covered. Tad is a genuine article of the Pacific Northwest. I tell you, if you want something heavy, melodic at times, and some in your face rock, then check this album out you won’t be disappointed at all unless you need some faster heavier stuff that influenced these kind of bands.”

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2. Jinx (8-Way Santa, 1991)

“One of those bands that you never hear of until you start looking under the surface of what the mainstream shows you, it’s a major shame that this band never got any recognition.”

1. Wood Goblins (Salt Lick/God’s Balls, 1990)

“One of the best unknown grunge bands. they were too heavy for the grunge movement unfortunately. maybe not pretty enough for the music videos in the 90s. but the music is amazing”