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8-Way Santa
Tad
8-Way Santa
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Metal
 
  •  Track Listings (13) - Disc #1

8 Way Santa placed the mighty hefty frontman singer/guitarist Tad Doyle on the Grunge-Metal map. The Seattle band presents hard-hitting songs 'Giant Killer' and 'Trash Truck'. This album has its moody side with the brood...  more »

      
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All Artists: Tad
Title: 8-Way Santa
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sub Pop
Original Release Date: 1/30/1991
Re-Release Date: 7/1/1991
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Metal
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Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 098787008913, 098787008920, 098787008944, 098787008968

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8 Way Santa placed the mighty hefty frontman singer/guitarist Tad Doyle on the Grunge-Metal map. The Seattle band presents hard-hitting songs 'Giant Killer' and 'Trash Truck'. This album has its moody side with the brooding "Candi" and "3-D Witch Hunt". Recorded at Smart Sudios, Madison, Wisconsin.

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CD Reviews

'Out of stock' shows no accounting for taste in this country
09/18/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A large dark figure looms above. That figure is nothing less than Tad Doyle, and he's crushing your stupid Pearl Jam collection underfoot.
I was totally dismayed that '8-Way Santa' has been deleted from the catalog. I still own it on vinyl LP. This and the Melvins should have been what the Seattle music explosion was about, with Soundgarden and Mudhoney in tow. Everthing else was a bastardization of 1980's Mid-western alterna-punk-whatever (see Die Kruzen, Husker Du, early-Replacements). Just look at the used price...starting at $25. You bet it's the shizznitz, so get your posterior perpendicular and get some real RAWK culture, you little glucose-deficient MTV junkies. Oh yeah, start with this...Tad's "8-Way Santa"."
The Butcher from Boise
Adam W. Griffin | Seattle, WA | 09/20/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This band, with their beards and flannel shirts, did more than any other to perpetuate the myth that Seattleites are a bunch of redneck lumberjacks to the overseas press. This is also by far their best album, and it got rave reviews in the local rags when it was released back in '91. Although Tad is considered a "grunge" band, this is probably the least grungy thing they ever did. It reflects the pop sensibilities that many Seattle bands were starting to move toward at the time -- a fact that's either little known, or conveniently glossed over by the press. Nirvana's Nevermind--which came out that same year--also showed them moving in that direction -- as did earlier singles. I think 8 Way Santa is Tads best album ever. It was as good if not better than Nevermind but never came close to the widespread acceptance that Nevermind obviously had. At least Nirvana was a good band. When I think of how bands like Pearl Jam and Alice in Chains made it big while Tads label dumped them, it makes me cringe."
The Sound Starts Here
A. Smith | Fed Way, WA | 03/30/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Tad Doyal, who makes an electric guitar look like an ukulele he's so big... this is the man that molded the bands that made the big bucks.

Take a listen and you'll hear lifts and sounds that hitherto were thought to be created by Nirvana and Pearl Jam.

This is a must own, along with other Tad albums and Melvins albums.

Nirvana opened for this act when the Seattle Scene was hotter than the devil's d!ck here in the Emerald City."