8-Way Santa was the last record with the original TAD lineup, and their last album for Sub Pop before jumping to a major label. This reissue of 8-Way Santa includes tracks from the Jinx single, a 1990 EP, and a handful of unreleased album demos recorded by Jack Endino. This material has been out of print on vinyl/CD for many years, and this is the first digital release for the bonus content.
Tad : 8 Way-Santa,álbum, crítica, lista de pistas, mp3, letras. Data de lançamento 1991. Labels Sub Pop Records. Estilo de MúsicaGrunge. Membros têm este álbum3. 3. Wired God. 4. Delinquent. 5. Hedge Hog. 6. Flame Tavern.
Band Name Tad. Album Name 8 Way-Santa. Дата релиза 01 Февраль 1991. Лейблы Sub Pop Records. Музыкальный стильGrunge. Владельцы этого альбома9. Re-issue in 2016 with Bonustracks.
Redirected from Jinx (Tad song)). 8-Way Santa is the second album by the Seattle grunge band Tad. It was released on February 15, 1991 through Sub Pop. Tad ran into legal trouble after the man and woman featured on the album cover saw the record and sued the band. The cover was an altered photo, the original of which was found in a photo album purchased from a thrift store.
8-Way Santa was a step forward for the band. Mainly because the song production improved. They also turned down the crudeness a tad from God's Balls. Not quite sure if that's a good or bad thing. It did make the album more marketable though. One thing that didn't change was Tad Doyle. I'm not talking about his weight mind you, I mean his lyrics. Doyle is known for his ridiculous lyrics, and the lyrics on 8-Way Santa are no exception. In fact, 8-Way Santa's best tracks are products of good guitar riffs and drum work. Much of the instrumentation on this album pushes the experimental envelope a bit. While it's nothing extreme, it definitely sets the band apart. Thorstensen's guitar work on "Jinx" and "Delinquent" are some of Tad's best. They are both heavy as hell. Jinx" changes momentum well and "Delinquent" has a catchy outro.
In some respects, 8-Way Santa is the outlier in TAD’s catalog, an unapologetically melodic and unpretentious collection of biker-rock anthems. Perhaps that’s selling it short. The album’s bookends- Jinx and Plague Years -were way ahead of the curve of what was going on with underground music in the year punk broke. Flame Tavern and 3-D Witch Hunt feature sung (as opposed to growled) vocals, two of the more overtly poppy songs on an album that openly flirts with traditional pop song structures throughout