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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.   Rockstar
  5.   Good News
  6.   Diamond Blues
  7.   Shinin'
  8.   The Day Brings
  9.   Down
  10.   Miles of Rope
  11.   Takin' It Easy
  12.   If You Could Make It Good
  13.   We
  14.   Never Let Each Other Down
  15.   My Fingers
  16.   Sheepish
  17.   Revolution
  18.   Last Bastion
  19.   The Only Way
  20.   Couch T-Bone
  21.   Raise Love
  22.   Needle and Thread
  23.   Make the Pain Go Away
  24.   Bound in Time
  25.   Brothers and Sisters
  26.   Secret Girl
  27.   Bad for the Soul
  28.   Sweet Al George
  29.   Yes, You Are
  30.   I Don't Know
  31.   Drop It Down
  32.   A Reason to Be in My Skin
  33.   Through the Day
  34.   Circle & Line
  35.   All Is One
  36.   Heaven Help
  37.   Nadine
  38.   Upon My Shoulders
  39.   Buttercup
  40.   Séance
  41.   Candles
  42.   Make Me Crazy
  43.   Screen
  44.   Some Never Come Home
  45.   It Ain't Easy
  46.   Tea Bag
  47.   Funeral Song
  48.   Those Three Words
  49.   Lift
  50.   Arrakis

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