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Soul Asylum: Soul Asylum and the Horse They Rode In On (Twin-Tone/A&M) ***

Evelyn McDonnell, Rolling Stone, 29 November 1990

THE FOUR MEMBERS of the Minneapolis band Soul Asylum honed their chops in the imposing shadow of the almighty Hüsker Dü. When the Hüskers split up in 1987, many people — most notably, the brave souls at A&M who signed Soul Asylum — expected the group to spread its wings and rise out of Hüsker Dü's ashes. Of course, that didn't happen.

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