Inhaler (album)

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Studio album by Tad
Released October 19, 1993
Recorded Studio D, Sausalito, California
Genre Grunge, alternative metal, groove metal,[1] heavy metal
Length 43:04
Label Giant/Warner Bros.
Producer J Mascis
Tad chronology
8-Way Santa
Infrared Riding Hood
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
Entertainment Weekly B+[3]

Inhaler is the third studio album by American grunge band Tad, released on October 19, 1993 by Giant Records and Warner Bros. Records. It was the band's major label debut after two records and an EP released by Sub Pop, and it was also their first album with drummer Josh Sinder, formerly of The Accüsed. Tad toured with Soundgarden to promote Inhaler although the band failed to obtain worldwide success; but the record is widely regarded to be the band's strongest and obtained positive critical reception upon release.

The song "Grease Box" was played during the end credits of the 1994 movie Brainscan starring Edward Furlong.


Before being signed to Giant Records for this album, TAD had released "Lycanthrope" (with "Just Bought the Farm" as its B-side) as a single on Pusmort Records in 1992, even while still with Sub Pop. Both songs later appeared on Inhaler.

Tad only released one single from this album while with Giant - "Leafy Incline." Its B-side was "Pale Corkscrew," which does not appear on the album.

Track listing[edit]

  • All Songs Written & Arranged By TAD (Tad Doyle, Gary Thorstensen, Kurt Danielson, Josh Sinder)
  1. "Grease Box" - 3:54
  2. "Throat Locust" - 4:04
  3. "Leafy Incline" - 3:30
  4. "Luminol" - 4:42
  5. "Ulcer" - 4:37
  6. "Lycanthrope" - 3:34
  7. "Just Bought the Farm" - 4:15
  8. "Rotor" - 4:04
  9. "Paregoric" - 4:12
  10. "Pansy" - 2:48
  11. "Gouge" - 3:20


  • John Agnello - Mixing
  • Larry Brewer - Engineering
  • Kurt Danielson - Bass
  • Tad Doyle - Vocals, Guitar
  • George Marino - Mastering
  • J Mascis - Producer, Piano (Track 4)
  • Josh Sinder - Drums
  • Gary Thorstensen - Guitar