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Soul Asylum
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Soul Asylum performing in Urbana, Illinois in 2010
Background information
Origin Minnesota
Genres Alternative rock, punk rock
Years active 1983-present
Labels A&M
429 Records
Dave Pirner
Michael Bland
Tommy Stinson
Past members
Dan Murphy
Pat Morley
Grant Young
Sterling Campbell
Chuck Biscuits
Karl Mueller
Joey Huffman

Soul Asylum is an American alternative rock band from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Soul Asylum has four members in the band; the current band members are David Pirner, Dan Murphy, Michael Bland and Tommy Stinson.

The band was formed in 1981 and were originally known as Loud Fast Rules. The band was renamed Soul Asylum in 1983. They released their debut album Say What You Will, Clarence...Karl Sold the Truck on August 24, 1984. The song "Runaway Train" from their sixth studio album, "Grave Dancers Union" won a Grammy Award for Best Rock Song in 1994. The bands original bassist Karl Mueller died on June 17, 2005 from a long battle with throat cancer. They released their tenth studio album "Delayed Reaction" on July 17, 2012.

Band members

  • Dan Murphy - guitar (1983-2012)
  • Pat Morley – drums (1983)
  • Grant Young – drums (1985–1995)
  • Sterling Campbell – drums (1995-2000)
  • Chuck Biscuits – drums (2000-2005)
  • Karl Mueller - bass guitar (1983–2005)
  • Joey Huffman - keyboards (1993–1997, 2003–2006)


So far as of 2012, Soul Asylum have released 10 studio albums and 1 live album:


  • Say What You Will, Clarence... Karl Sold the Truck (1984)
  • Made to Be Broken (1986)
  • While You Were Out (1986)
  • Hang Time (1988)
  • And the Horse They Rode In On (1990)
  • Grave Dancers Union (1992)
  • Let Your Dim Light Shine (1995)
  • Candy from a Stranger (1998)
  • The Silver Lining (2006)
  • Delayed Reaction (2012)

Live albums

  • After the Flood: Live from the Grand Forks Prom, June 28, 1997 (2004)

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