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8-Way Santa

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Jinx
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Giant Killer
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Wired God
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Delinquent
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Hedge Hog
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Flame Tavern
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Trash Truck
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Stumblin' Man
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Jack
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Candi
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3-D Witch Hunt
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Crane's Cafe
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Plague Years
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Album Information

Total Tracks: 13   Total Length: 40:05

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Tad Rules Nirvana OK

permafrost154

Saw Tad open for Nirvana in Vancouver in 1989(?) and they made Kurt Etc seem wimpy. Listen to this and know why.

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Stumblin Man walks really slow

MightyBoognish

Classic Tad effort...please find and offer up God's Balls...please!!! 8-way Santa is an awesome disc!! All great tracks...awesome live band too!!

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I think this is their best

rich-lefever

great, heavy sound, I love this record, it never gets old even though it was largely overlooked.

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Help Me, Jack Pepsi!

Robotclaw

This album needs to be on the "22 Essential SubPop Albums"!!! Near the top. Maybe some critics didn't take it seriously because it did have humor. But this is no novelty record. I STILL like this album so much more than Nevermind.

They Say All Music Guide

A quirky but hard-rockin’ band drawing on thrash metal, hard rock and punk influences, the obscure Tad made a memorable, if underrated, contribution to grunge and alternative rock with 8-Way Santa. In contrast to the consistently dark and pessimistic tendencies of many other grunge units, Tad (named after lead singer Tad Doyle) comes across as more fun and lighthearted than anything. Titles like “3-D Witch Hunt,” “Jack Pepsi” (a goofy parody of truck driver songs) and “Hedge Hog” point to the fact that Tad isn’t without a healthy sense of humor. At times, this abrasive, freewheeling foursome almost sounds like grunge’s answer to Aerosmith. But unfortunately, Tad never escaped obscurity. – Alex Henderson

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