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Screaming Trees, Nirvana, Tad: Pine Street Theatre, Portland, OR

Everett True, Melody Maker, 3 March 1990

IT SEEMS incredible people still miss the point of Tad. Most (heavy) rock bands play for the sheer hell of it, and, sure Tad do that too, but the suffocating density of Tad's sound emanates from the man himself, his anguish and his turmoil. And, because of it, Tad play the fiercest, most unsettling, one-dimensional trash you're ever likely to encounter.

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