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Soul Asylum Tour Shirt

Soul Asylum Tour Shirt
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One of the essentials of rock and roll life (besides duct tape) is a commodious, reliable vehicle capable of ferrying sound equipment, instruments, and musicians from coast to coast and all points in between. In 1983 Soul Asylum bassist Karl Mueller sold the band's pickup and bought a second-hand Dodge van for $500 in Detroit Lakes. Dave Pirner sketched his band mates as they appeared in the new conveyance, embarking on their first headliner tour to Madison, Chicago, Cleveland, and New York City in 1984. The tour promoted their Twin/Tone release, "Say What You Will Clarence, Karl Sold the Truck," produced by Hüsker Dü's Bob Mould.