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Soul Asylum

The most successful band to emerge from the fertile Twin Cities rock scene of the Eighties, Soul Asylum started out as a hard-edged speed band called Loud Fast Rules. "We spent our formative years practicing in our bass player's mom's garage," guitarist Dan Murphy says. "We were there for two or three years. And you know, we didn't have any big aspirations or anything, it was just a hell of a lot of fun. We'd just get together and piss off the neighbors."
       As Soul Asylum, the band retained some of its early edge, but added a new melodiousness that took it to the top of the alternative rock scene. Singer/songwriter Dave Pirner wrote complex, intelligent songs that he likes to place in a continuum reaching back to balladeers like Woody Guthrie. Despite its national success, Soul Asylum has remained proudly based in the Twin Cities, rehearsing in a looming warehouse on the Mississippi's east bank.

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       The official Soul Asylum Website from Sony Music

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