8-Way Santa

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8-Way Santa
Cover to the re-release edition of the album
Studio album by Tad
Released February 1, 1991
Recorded 1990 at Smart Studios, Madison, Wisconsin
Genre Grunge, Heavy metal
Length 39:15
Label Sub Pop
Producer Butch Vig
Tad chronology
Salt Lick/God's Balls
8-Way Santa
Original cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
Entertainment Weekly A− [2]

8-Way Santa is the third album by the Seattle grunge band Tad. It was released in February, 1991 through Sub Pop.

Tad ran into legal trouble after the man and woman featured on the album cover saw the record and sued the band. The cover was an altered photo, the original of which was found in a photo album purchased from a thrift store in Seattle.


"Jinx" and "Jack Pepsi" were the singles released from this album. Pepsi filed a lawsuit against the band for using their logo on the single "Jack Pepsi".

The song "Jinx" was featured in the movie Singles.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Jinx"   3:03
2. "Giant Killer"   3:03
3. "Wired God"   3:03
4. "Delinquent"   2:57
5. "Hedge Hog"   0:39
6. "Flame Tavern"   3:19
7. "Trash Truck"   3:25
8. "Stumblin' Man"   3:35
9. "Jack Pepsi"   3:10
10. "Candi"   4:29
11. "3-D Witch Hunt"   3:34
12. "Crane's Cafe"   2:47
13. "Plague Years"   2:30


  • John Agnello – Mixing
  • Kurt Danielson – Bass
  • Tad Doyle – Vocals, Guitar
  • George Marino – Mastering
  • Doug Olson – Engineering
  • Gary Thorstensen – Guitar
  • Butch Vig – Producer, Engineering
  • Steve Wied – Drums


  1. ^ 8-Way Santa Tad Allmusic.com Alex Henderson
  2. ^ David Browne (1991-04-05). "8-Way Santa Review | Music Reviews and News". EW.com. Retrieved 2011-09-01. 

External links[edit]

Busted Circuits and Ringing Ears [1]