DVD about the band that spawned Nirvana, Soundgarden, Mudhoney and more
The audience will be taken on a musical journey from the highest of the highs, to the bands all time lows. It’s truly a frustrating story of the band's repeated bad luck juxtaposed with a close-up look at their influential musical approach. As Charles Cross (author/writer) states in the movie, this is a story of, “What could have been as opposed to what was”.
"TAD took the idea of playing LIVE very seriously; it was a life or death matter. This DVD not only stands as testimony to that claim, but it's also a cinematic document of the world's HEAVIEST band EVER (as Bruce Pavitt so incisively puts it) bodily stretching that assertion beyond any previously known limitations. Better than a tattoo, it's an open scar that roars, a broken alarm bell ringing from the lost event horizon of a long-dead star, one we could never see--that is, until this DVD clipped it back onto the light box of the silver screen, where it can be deciphered and viewed anew. This documentary telescopes the musical pathology of TAD down into the image of an electrocardiograph recording the minor-mode melody of a final infarct, a demented soundtrack that is neither tame nor de-clawed. It was never meant to be. Dare to feel it, and, like me, risk bleeding internally." - Kurt Danielson, Halloween 2007
9 Reasons Why Tad rule
** Banned from MTV for being too ugly
** Sued by Pepsi
** Sued for using a found photograph for their album cover. (sued by the people in photo)
** Influenced Nirvana
** Was dropped from their label for using a picture of Bill Clinton smoking a joint as the bands tour posters.
** Pioneers of the Grunge Movement
** Toured with Alice in Chains, Soundgarden, Primus, and Nirvana.
** Albums were recorded by producers Butch Vig, Steve Albini, J Mascis, and Jack Endino
** Also the movie includes never before seen pictures from the TAD/Nirvana 1989 EURO Tour (Nirvana Opening Act)