God's Balls
God's Balls

Tad

God's Balls

March 1, 1989

Alternative/Indie Rock

Of the original Seattle grunge bands, Tad were far and away the gnarliest, heavy as a bulldozer and just as destructive. Their 1989 debut, God's Balls, wasn't their best album, but for sheer sonic firepower, they never topped it. Tad Doyle and Gary Thorstensen were a guitar team who melted hard rock, punk, and noise rock influences into a hammer of the filthy gods, and every song drips with the best sort of bad karma.

- Mark Deming

They Might Be Giants
They Might Be Giants

They Might Be Giants

They Might Be Giants

1986

Alternative Pop/Rock

The Brooklyn duo's 1986 debut was a delightfully strange anomaly in its time bearing a bountiful 19-song tracklist fused quirky new wave pop and arty post-punk experiments borrowed from the New York underground.

- Timothy Monger