As you may have guessed from our first broadcast, we love TAD. (and Boris too, apparently...) There's something about the thick guitars, punishing percussion, and banshee vocals, provided by ex-butcher Tad Doyle, that keeps us coming back for more. Perhaps we love the abuse? Nonetheless, TAD stands out from other "grunge" bands that faded into obscurity after the mid-nineties. In it's livespan, TAD has released 4 studio albums, 1 live album and more than a dozen 7"s of pure underground fury, that stand the test of the time nearly 20 years later. And now there's a DVD capturing their rise to the top and eventual decline:

"TAD took the idea of playing LIVE very seriously; it was a life or death matter. This DVD not only stands as testimony to that claim, but it’s also a cinematic document of the world’s HEAVIEST band EVER (as Bruce Pavitt so incisively puts it) bodily stretching that assertion beyond any previously known limitations. Over our dozen years, TAD blew circuits and punctured eardrums, herniated discs and damaged vertebrae, pinched nerves and triggered sciatica, incited lumbago here, caused concussions there, a catalog of ailments that we took in stride as occupational hazards—may tinnitus forever unite us—and it was worth every thin dime of the always rising physical cost, an iconic barcode branded into our neural and muscular-skeletal tissues for all time. Better than a tattoo, it’s an open scar that roars, a broken alarm bell ringing from the lost event horizon of a long-dead star, one we could never see—that is, until this DVD clipped it back onto the light box of the silver screen, where it can be deciphered and viewed anew. This documentary telescopes the musical pathology of TAD down into the image of an electrocardiograph recording the minor-mode melody of a final infarct, a demented soundtrack that is neither tame nor de-clawed. It was never meant to be. Dare to feel it, and, like me, risk bleeding internally."

-Kurt Danielson, Halloween 2007

Shit's gud. Get it here.

TAD - Wood Goblins
TAD - Loser
TAD - Leafy Incline