Soul Asylum-a primer

This week on the James VanOsdol show: Dave Pirner of Soul Asylum.

Soul Asylum’s the workhorse band you can’t help but root for. The implacable band simply never stops–and their live show remains absolutely fierce.

Here are a few videos to help you catch up on the band before their new album, Delayed Reaction, comes out in July.

“Somebody to Shove”-The opening guitar riff on this song is one of the best things that happened to me in the 1990s.

“Cartoon”-80s song, from Hang Time:

“Easy Street”-Soul Asylum entered the 90s with the album And the Horse They Rode In On. “Easy Street” from that album was my first exposure to the band.

“I Will Still Be Laughing”-If you saw BASEketball, you heard this song over the final credits. More significantly, it appeared on the band’s 1998 release Candy from a Stranger:

“Misery”-Soul Asylum followed up the monster release Grave Dancer’s Union with Let Your Dim Light Shine, in 1995. Among the album’s many highlights: “Misery.”

“Gravity”-First single from Delayed Reaction. There’s no band-sanctioned video for it yet, so you’ll have to check out this boot in the meantime:




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