- God's Balls
- (Deluxe Edition, Digital Download Card)
- Artist: Tad
- Format: LP
- Release Date: 11/4/2016
Vinyl LP pressing housed in a gatefold sleeve, includes digital download. Tad was a mighty force in the late-'80s/early-'90s Seattle scene. Their heavy, churning rock/metal/punk buzz was a crucial part of Sub Pop's early years, and, along with peers like Mudhoney, Nirvana, and Soundgarden, they defined the sound that reinvigorated the rock world in the early '90s. Tad was led by the physically imposing yet incredibly sweet singer/guitarist Tad Doyle, with bassist Kurt Danielson (ex-Bundle of Hiss), drummer Steve Wied, and guitarist Gary Thorstensen. With an image that sometimes cast the band as deranged lumberjacks, and influence from Head of David and Killdozer, Tad put a uniquely rain-and-fog-coated Northwest spin on '80s underground rock. The band released two albums and a few EPs on Sub Pop between 1988 and 1991, all of which are now lovingly remastered by the band's friend and engineer Jack Endino (Soundgarden, Nirvana, Mudhoney, Screaming Trees) and repackaged with bonus tracks and expansive liner notes. This reissue of God's Balls features CD/digital bonus tracks from Tad's 1988 debut 7", plus the previously unreleased "Tuna Car" from the 7" session. God's Balls has been out of print on LP/CD for many years, and this is it's first digital release.