Heavy sound from a heavy man. Tom Doyle formed the band in 1988 when he was living in Seattle. During the early 90's Seattle music scene their sound was more akin to the Melvins than to the more accessible grunge bands. They were one of the heaviest bands in town at that time. The band was harassed continually with lawsuits over album covers 8-Way Santa and the Jack Pepsi single. They had trouble with the Inhaler promotional material featuring President Clinton smoking a joint with the caption “This is some heavy shit!”. Eventually the bad luck wore on members of the band so they moved on to other projects. Tad later started a new band, Hog Molly.

Current Line-Up
Tad Doyle - Vocals, Guitar
Kurt Danielson - Bass

Former Line-Up
Joel Elman - Guitar (1988-1988)
Joe Garner - Guitar (1988-1988)
Gary Thorstensen - Guitar (1988-1994)

Steve Wied - Drums (1988-1991)
Rey Washam - Drums (1991)
Josh Sinder - Drums (1992-1996)
Mike Mongrain - Drums (1996-1999)
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Tad Discography


GR 0051 Tad God's Balls (Album) Sub Pop GR 0051 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
SP89a Tad 8-Way Santa (Album) Sub Pop SP89a US 1991 Sell This Version
CD 24525 Tad Inhaler (Album) Giant Records, Mechanic Records CD 24525 Canada 1993 Sell This Version
11065-4 Tad Live Alien Broadcasts (Album) Futurist (2) 11065-4 US 1994 Sell This Version
61789-4 Tad Infrared Riding Hood (Album) EastWest Records America 61789-4 US 1995 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

SP19 Tad Daisy / Ritual Device (Single) Sub Pop SP19 US 1988 Sell This Version
GR 0078 Tad Wood Goblins b/w Cooking With Gas plus Daisy(12", Maxi) Glitterhouse Records GR 0078 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
SP37 Tad / Pussy Galore (2) Tad / Pussy Galore (2) - Damaged I / Damaged II(7", Single, Ltd) Sub Pop SP37 US 1989 Sell This Version
GRCD 76 Tad Salt Lick (EP) Sub Pop GRCD 76 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
SP55 Tad Loser b/w Cooking With Gas (Single) Sub Pop SP55 US 1990 Sell This Version
SP80, 80 Tad Jinx (Single) Sub Pop, Sub Pop SP80, 80 US 1990 Sell This Version
SP 1000 Tad Jack Pepsi (Single, Maxi) Sub Pop SP 1000 US 1990 Sell This Version
SP182 Tad Salem (Single, EP) Sub Pop SP182 US 1992 Sell This Version
400676 Tad Lycanthrope (Single) Pushead Fan Club 400676 US 1992 Sell This Version
TAD 1 Tad Grease Box (Single) Mechanic Records TAD 1 1993 Sell This Version
9086-11059-7 Tad Pale Corkscrew b/w Leafy Incline(7", Single, Pin) Futurist (2) 9086-11059-7 US 1993 Sell This Version
PRO-CD-6458 Tad Leafy Incline(CD, EP, Promo) Giant Records, Mechanic Records PRO-CD-6458 US 1993 Sell This Version
PRCD 9161-2 Tad Dementia(CD, Single, Promo) EastWest Records America PRCD 9161-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
PRCD-9252-2 Tad Red Eye Angel(CD, Single, Promo) EastWest Records America PRCD-9252-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
Scale 96 Tad Obscene Hand(7") Amphetamine Reptile Records Scale 96 US 1997 Sell This Version
UP 055 Tad Oppenheimers Pretty Nightmare Up Records (5) UP 055 US 1999 Sell This Version


SP49a Tad Salt Lick / God's Balls (Comp) Sub Pop SP49a US 1990 Sell This Version


XELDVD1127, DR-4544 Tad Busted Circuits And Ringing Ears King Of Heart Productions, MVD Visual XELDVD1127, DR-4544 US 2008 Sell This Version