"A few weeks back, some genius in Tucson Unified School District thought it would be a good idea to shift Dale out of Roskruge and over to another school. Before the day was over, word got out and the calls poured in. The order was quickly rescinded"
The word came down after Dale had voiced his support for a volunteer that received a complaint from a parent and was restricted from volunteering at the school. By coincidence the powers that be decided to send word that Dale was being relocated. This was no doubt a way to send a message that the power of those at the Morrow building was absolute. Things did not go as planned..........
Thanks Heather. Love your gushing!!
Sorry Kerry, I wasn't there. This is what I was told by a friend of mine who was there (or at least that's how I interpreted it). I'm sure that being a guitarist for Slayer and all got you the VIP treatment while you were there, so you would know better than I. Rarely have I attended a concert that occurs out of Arizona because I am not a thrash legend such as yourself. Speaking of which, how are those riffs which you have recycled endlessly since Reign in Blood working for ya? I imagine you still have the mansions and auto collection because of them, so more power to you.
Tad did not reform for the anniversary. The brothers played a short set of Tad songs with Kurt Danielson on guitar.
Awesome! Thanks for the return comment and response, also a big thanks for reporting on the heavier side of music. That is one thing this publication could definitely use a lot more of; I'm hoping to see more writing like this in the future.
As for BOTSC, I viewed the posted video and I give it props. I can hear a faint similarity to the Tad I know and love, yet there seems to be more of a doom influence and less polish; polish, of course being more prevalent in all the releases after the immortal releases "God's Balls" and "Salt Lick". Image what the albums following those may have sounded like without the "clueless A & R people" having any pull.
Please, don't get me wrong, I still think ALL of Tad's albums are great! Those first 3 though (yes, I do include 8-Way Santa) are some unjustifiably forgotten gems.
I plan to check out more from BOTSC, thanks to your article and advice. Keep up the good work and the support of heavy music Jason! DC
P.S. They fit me a "Tad" tighter these days, but I still sport the Underoos.
AZ/DC, thanks so much for reading. Apologies for the 1991 type-o. Definitely was supposed to read 1999, as the next reference indicates. The new record is so good -- I think as a Tad fan you'll really, really dig it. As for diapers in '91, well, I was well out of them by then, but might still have been sporting Underoos. Thanks for the comment. -- @Jasonpwoodbury
I had no clue that Tad was doing anything these days. This article is not only an eye opener, it is fantastic news!
It is also a "Tad" (I love puns!) bit of incorrect news. The newest CD I own of Tad is the 1995 release "Infrared Riding Hood" and the songs were recorded no earlier than some time in late 1994.
Wikipedia (not always the most reliable source, but...) claims Tad disbanded in 1999 and they also reunited for a one-time performance at the Sub Pop Records 25th anniversary show in 2013. I actually know someone who attended that show and he said that Tad's performance kicked some major ass.
So, long story short, the 1991 date mentioned above is incorrect. At least the writer rectified this error in the following paragraph. In his defense, I would bet money that he was either not yet born or still soiling diapers during this year; which SORT OF gives him a pass. Just barely though.
Eric, you are a lucky man to have interviewed Father John Misty. He's one of my favorites in music right now, and when you get on his level and see what he's setting out to do with writing in brutally (and often egotistically) honest fashion, it's really just brilliant. Kudos to whoever chose "I Went To The Store One Day" for the online feature, too. Great song. Wish I could see Josh at the Rialto!
Looking for BoomBaby here in Nashville TN ..... Gene G. ... ( Ducklow ) you still out there ? or is your hair Seven years long now ! D & D .... Same yahoo e-mail .
I was at that poison kid frost concert!! Wacky lineup. Who was the teen heart throb?
BRAVO to you people. Keep up the wonderful work. It was thrilling to read this article.
Wes Gustafson. Retired Drummer.
I guess that some folks just wont "get it", which is fine of course. What is less ok is the misrepresentation RE fascist overtones etc though.
Hilarious. Except I'm laughing at you the writer, not deafheaven.
Wunderkind interviews other local wunderkind, writes short, poignant, intelligent article. Thanks for being awesome Katter and Heather.
Great Article !! Looking forward to this !!
Thanks for the memories and revelations. I, too, was raised on Creem. I first saw Gentlemen Afterdark in 1983 at UofA's Louie's Lower Level. I loved every minute of it and was quite intrigued. I still remember some of your song lyrics!
Brian, hope the show went well. I would have loved to be there. Good to know you are still kickin"! I always felt that there should have been a thicker pad on that ceiling corner over the stage at the Jar. I miss your shows.
Still free in Poway,
Brian, Thank You for the bittersweet memories!! You have always been very passionate in whatever you are doing. Please never give up your writing!!
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