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With drummer Regan Hagar, guitarist Stone Gossard formed Brad as a side project after his main band, Pearl Jam, became superstars in 1992. Also featuring vocalist Shawn Smith and bassist Jeremy Toback, the group spent the spring of 1993 putting together material. The band released their first album, Shame, in the summer of 1993 to mixed reviews and lukewarm sales. Three years later, they delivered their second record, Interiors, to poor sales but a more enthusiastic cult audience started developing. Brad supported it with a tour opening for Ben Harper while their respective bands were on hiatus. Fans of the group championed the disc, but they would have to wait until 2002 before the group came together for another album. With Mike Berg taking Jeremy Toback's spot for most of the disc, Welcome to Discovery Park was released that summer. Following an Australian tour in 2003, the band began work on a fourth album entitled Best Friends? Though the recordings were in the can, the album wouldn't see release until 2010. In the meantime, 2005 saw the band release Brad Vs. Satchel, a more unofficial collection of unfinished demo recordings by both Brad and vocalist Smith's other project Satchel. In October 2007 Kevin Wood of Malfunkshun joined the band occasionally as an additional guitarist. His membership was somewhat nebulous and unofficial. Things began to move quicker for Brad once Best Friends? finally saw release on Monkeywrench Inc. in August of 2010. The band's fifth studio album United We Stand was released on Razor & Tie Records in early 2012. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine and Bradley Torreano
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  2.   20th Century
  3.   La La La La
  4.   Brothers and Sisters
  5.   Needle and Thread
  6.   The Only Way
  7.   Yes, You Are
  8.   Revolution
  9.   Tea Bag
  10.   A Reason to Be in My Skin
  11.   Miles of Rope
  12.   It Ain't Easy
  13.   The Day Brings
  14.   Make Me Crazy
  15.   Make the Pain Go Away
  16.   Diamond Blues
  17.   All Is One
  18.   Takin' It Easy
  19.   Drop It Down
  20.   Heaven Help
  21.   Séance
  22.   Candles
  23.   Some Never Come Home
  24.   Funeral Song
  25.   I Don't Know
  26.   Lift
  27.   My Fingers
  28.   Through the Day
  29.   Arrakis
  30.   Those Three Words
  31.   Upon My Shoulders
  32.   Bad for the Soul
  33.   Raise Love
  34.   Screen
  35.   Secret Girl
  36.   Circle & Line
  37.   Sweet Al George
  38.   Buttercup
  39.   Last Bastion
  40.   Bound in Time
  41.   Couch T-Bone
  42.   Sheepish
  43.   Never Let Each Other Down
  44.   Nadine
  45.   Good News
  46.   Down
  47.   Rockstar
  48.   We
  49.   Shinin'
  50.   If You Could Make It Good
  51.   Once in a While
  52.   Super Heroes
  53.   Looking Forward
  54.   Peace & Quiet
  55.   Takin' It Back
  56.   Roll Over
  57.   Whose Side Are You On
  58.   I Don't Know If...You'll
  59.   3 O'Clock
  60.   Summertime Song
  61.   I Must Confess
  62.   Awake
  63.   Playground
  64.   Over at the Frankenstein Place
  65.   Water's Deep
  66.   Pressure Is on
  67.   If You Make It Good

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