TAD - Salt Lick (Deluxe Edition)-LP-South

TAD - Salt Lick (Deluxe Edition)

TAD were a mighty force in the late 1980s / early 1990s 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 1990s. TAD were 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 1980s 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.
After their 1989 debut album, ‰Û÷God‰۪s Balls‰۪, TAD continued to write and record, releasing a string of singles and the ‰Û÷Salt Lick‰۪ EP between 1989 and 1990.
‰Û÷Salt Lick‰۪ features the single ‰Û÷Wood Goblins‰۪, the video for which MTV banned because it was, to the delicate eyes of MTV programmers, ‰ÛÏtoo ugly.‰۝ The sounds of ‰Û÷Salt Lick‰۪ are, indeed, wonderfully ugly, thanks in part to the involvement of noise-rock technician Steve Albini (Big Black, Shellac, Nirvana, The Jesus Lizard), who recorded the EP.
The band continued to release singles and gain momentum in the press. As TAD himself puts it: ‰ÛÏLyrically we had a lot of subject matter that was meant to be tongue in cheek from the beginning but had been presented by Sub Pop and ourselves as true-to-life. As a result, the press had taken it all seriously and began to feed on and ravenously devour the mythology that we had created.‰۝
This reissue of ‰Û÷Salt Lick‰۪ includes tracks from the ‰Û÷Wood Goblins‰۪ single, a split 7‰۝ with Pussy Galore and the ‰Û÷Loser‰۪ 7‰۝. This material has been out of print on vinyl / CD for many years and this is its first digital release.
Vinyl versions come with a digital download coupon that includes all the bonus content.
Loser Edition LP pressed on red and yellow splatter vinyl. Available to independent retailers.