There are still a lot of people out there who think Soul Asylum’s career began in 1992 with the mega-smash Grave Dancers Union album and the equally mega “Runaway Train” single. In fact, that was their sixth studio album. Their debut, Say What You Will, Clarence… Karl Sold the Truck, was released in 1984 and produced by Husker Du’s Bob Mould. So their success was anything but overnight, though it was fleeting. They never repeated the commercial success of Grave Dancers Union, though they’ve always been happy in the alternative underground anyway. The set at the Teragram will likely be a career-spanning one, ably supported by fellow ’90s stars Local H.
Soul Asylum plays with Local H and Wain McFarlane at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 11 at the Teragram Ballroom.