Willard was an American rock band from Seattle, Washington, formed around 1989. Though they sought to challenge the grunge image" of Seattle, they are acknowledged as a part of the grunge music scene of the late 80's and early 90's.
2 Band members,
Jeff Gilbert and Tad Doyle were instrumental in their first record deal which resulted in their one and only Jack Endino produced album, Steel Mill in 1992. They had previously released a self titled 4 song EP. After performing an outdoor show for the "Pain in the Grass" Festival at the Seattle Center, Willard was banned from further performances by the Seattle Police Department and the City of Seattle. Willard T shirts soon proudly said "Banned by the SPD"! To Willard it was the equivalent of a gold album!. Their music sounded similar to another Seattle band, entitled Melvins. Steve Wied was the original Tad drummer before joining Willard.
They disbanded after recording a second record, Bone Grinder, which was never released. Only the demo version of one song, "Larie" was released on a "Seattle Music Scene CD".
Johnny Clint - vocals,
Mark Spiders - guitars,
Otis P. Otis - guitars,
Steve Wied - drums,
Darren Peters - bass,
Tyson Garcia - bass (replaced Peters)