Willard (1989-1995, 2018): a Grunge band from Seattle, Washington, USA.
eattle grunge band Willard's biggest release would be the Jack Endino-produced album Steel Mill (1992) that bore more than a passing resemblance to Tad and Melvins. That's not surprising since Jeff Gilbert and Tad Doyle were instrumental in Willard's record deal. The aforementioned recording featured Johnny Clint (vocals), Otis P. Otis (guitars), Mark Spiders (guitars), Darren Peters (bass) and Steve Wied (ex-Tad; drums).
Willard would also release Sunshine Spread the Love EP (1989), Willard EP (1991) and Underground (2018; during a brief reunion attempt). Tyson Garcia would take over bass in 1994.
The act was probably most famous for after performing an outdoor show for the Pain in the Grass festival at the Seattle Center, the act was banned from further performances by the Seattle Police Department and the City of Seattle, resulting in band shirts displaying "Banned by the SPD".
Dashboard for Willard