On July 13th, 1989, Tad played at Maxwell’s! In March of 1989, Tad released their debut record, God’s Balls, on Sub Pop Records. The band then headed out on tour with Nirvana, arriving at Maxwell’s on this hot night in July. This tape contains some interesting moments, including what sounds like a conversation between Dave and Jon Reinert about “the guy from Nirvana” and lovingly referred to as “taper scum” by their friends. And yeah, Nirvana opened the show. The band was on tour in support of their debut LP, Bleach, which was released the month prior on Sub Pop.
The Mckenzie Tapes also has a recording of Nirvana’s set, which we shared last year.