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Tad: God's Balls (Sub Pop SP27) ****

Review by Roy Wilkinson, Sounds, 6 May 1989

WOODCUTTERS IN rock are few. Jethro Tull may have written an album about 'Songs From The Wood' and Fish chopped logs prior to Marillion, but ...

Hard On: Nirvana and Tad

Interview by Edwin Pouncey, New Musical Express, 2 September 1989

This week EDWIN POUNCEY gets on the trail of Sub Pop, the label that brought you Mudhoney and who are about to unleash the ungodly ...

Tad: White Noise

Profile and Interview by John Robb, Sounds, 21 October 1989

Watch out! A mean American storm is heading your way in the shape of the shit-stained rock beast, Tad. And teaming up with Nirvana for ...

Nirvana/Tad/The Cateran: SOAS, London

Live Review by Roy Wilkinson, Sounds, 4 November 1989

Half the bloated business moguls in Britain have never heard of them. They were not invited to appear at the Smash Hits poll-winners party – ...

Tad, Nirvana: Astoria, London

Live Review by Edwin Pouncey, New Musical Express, 16 December 1989

"CHECK!... CHECK!..." This is one little improvisation that the fans freezing outside were missing as Sub Pop stalwarts Nirvana struggled valiantly to balance the sound ...

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

Live Review by 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 ...

Tad and Nirvana: The Larder They Come

Report and Interview by Everett True, Melody Maker, 17 March 1990

This was a tour not for the faint-hearted. Everett True witnesses the chaos & carnage caused by Tad & Nirvana as they rampaged through the ...

Tad: Portsmouth Polytechnic

Live Review by Ian Gittins, Melody Maker, 23 June 1990


Tad: 8 Way Santa (Sub Pop) ***

Review by Roy Wilkinson, Sounds, 9 March 1991


Tad, Helmet: Kennel Klub, San Francisco

Live Review by Steffan Chirazi, Kerrang!, 30 March 1991

HONESTLY, THEY looked like nerds up there. White boys not unlike those little Beasties in appearance, yet from their instruments came a hellishly heavy din. ...

Tad: Powerhaus, Islington, London

Live Review by Keith Cameron, New Musical Express, 11 May 1991


Tad: Tub Pop

Interview by Steven Wells, New Musical Express, 11 May 1991

Tubby, or not tubby? Erm...tubby actually. TAD may not be the biggest band around, but they're certainly the biggest band around (the middle). In full combat gear, STEVEN ...

Grunge Hell

Overview by Keith Cameron, Steven Wells, New Musical Express, 4 January 1992

It's the dawning of a new earache! Jakki Brambles is playing Daisy Chainsaw! Your parents have heard of Nirvana! Geffen are chasing Mudhoney! Madonna's into ...

Burn Baby Burn! Sub Pop's 1989 tour of Europe

Retrospective and Interview by Keith Cameron, Q, March 2002

Started: Riverside, Newcastle, 23 October 1989 Finished: Astoria, London, 3 December 1989 Bands: Nirvana, Tad ...


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