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Once described as "an unholy mix of Kiss and Hank Williams tossed under a runaway train,” Soul Asylum is a game-changing force in rock music. Formed 1981 and hailing from Minneapolis, Minnesota, the quartet is considered by many to be the first... ... read more

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Soul Asylum - Runaway Train
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Soul Asylum - Runaway Train 2,197,355 views
Soul Asylum - Misery 937,107 views
Soul Asylum - Without A Trace 174,435 views
Soul Asylum - Somebody To Shove 389,097 views
Soul Asylum - Promises Broken 150,757 views
Soul Asylum - Black Gold 336,172 views
"Runaway Train" w/lyrics ~Soul Asylum 1,128,602 views
Soul Asylum - Just Like Anyone 210,852 views
Soul Asylum - Cartoon 101,641 views
Soul Asylum- Promises Broken 31,646 views
Soul Asylum - Sexual Healing 55,945 views
Soul asylum - Black Gold (Unplugged) 29,094 views
Soul Asylum - April Fool 69,705 views
Soul Asylum - Misery, Silly Love Songs, Lately 8,920 views
Soul Asylum Runaway Train official Video 34,173 views
Soul Asylum - Runaway Train (Live) 1,145,782 views
Soul Asylum - I Will Still Be Laughing 54,237 views
Soul Asylum - Closer To The Stars - 1990 Toronto 2,173 views
The Cult-" SOUL ASYLUM" ( VERY RARE CULT) - NEW!!!!!! 9,037 views

Soul Asylum Bio

Soul Asylum

Once described as "an unholy mix of Kiss and Hank Williams tossed under a runaway train,” Soul Asylum is a game-changing force in rock music. Formed 1981 and hailing from Minneapolis, Minnesota, the quartet is considered by many to be the first grunge band.

Having won over fans with its shaggy appearance and sense of Midwestern bluster while touring with Hüsker Dü, Soul Asylum soon garnered a loyal cult following with its mix of punk, hardcore, classic rock, and funk. But it wasn’t until the early 1990s with the release of albums like Grave Dancer’s Union and Let Your Dim Light Shine that the band officially took off.

Soul Asylum’s melancholy hits like “Misery” and “Somebody to Shove” were anthems for Generation X, while the video for “Runaway Train,” featuring notes on real-life child runaways and ending with a hotline number for helping troubled kids, introduced a sense of moral responsibility to the hard rock scene. Soul Asylum’s live shows, meanwhile, were brash and wild blasts of pure rock and roll, stripped of image and unadulterated by gimmicks.

Soul Asylum is known for its 1990s multi-platinum releases, but the band is still making music today, proving that the road-dog heart of rock and roll knows no boundaries or fads.

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