Birth Place: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Years Active: 1983-present
Genres: Alternative Rock
Soul Asylum is an American alternative rock band that formed in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1983. The group was an outgrowth of a previous band, Loud Fast Rules, formed in 1981 by drummer Dave Pirner, guitarist and backing vocalist Dan Murphy, and bassist Karl Mueller. Pirner was quickly moved to lead vocalist and guitarist and Pat Morley took his place. As Loud Fast Rules, two of their songs were released on the 1992 Reflex Records cassette compilation “Barefoot and Pregnant.” On the following Reflex compilation, “Kitten” they were billed as Proud Crass Fools. Soul Asylum began performing around the Minneapolis-St. Paul area and quickly developed a core following, and became known fo...
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