Dan Murphy, guitarist, singer
Guitarist ~ Singer
Soul Asylum
birth name: Daniel Murphy

Dan Murphy

July 12, 1962, Duluth, MN

Achieved fame as a co-founder and lead guitarist for the grunge rock American band, Soul Asylum. […] In 1988, Murphy formed Golden Smog, a Minneapolis supergroup made up of members of The Replacements, The Jayhawks and Run Westy Run. Murphy was credited as ‘David Spear’ on the group's debut album, Down By The Old Mainstream, because of contractual obligations. ~ Wikipedia: Dan Murphy ~ retrieved April 13, 2014 © Wikipedia

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Soul Asylum

There was a brief moment back in the '80s when it seemed like all the good music was coming out of Minnesota. ~ Songfacts Songwriter Interviews: Dave Pirner ~ retrieved April 16, 2014 © Songfacts

Soul Asylum, originally Loud Fast Rules, was founded in the summer of 1981 by southeast Minneapolis high school students Dan Murphy and Karl Mueller; Dave Pirner joined soon afterwards. By 1984 Pirner had assumed primary singing duties, the band had changed their name to Soul Asylum and added drummer Grant Young, the first of several drummers. Hüsker Dü member Bob Mould produced their debut release on the local Twin/Tone label. Soul Asylum signed to national label A&M in 1989 and later Columbia Records in 1992 where their Grave Dancers Union release skyrocketed them to national fame. ~ Minnesota Historical Society: Minneapolis Music Collection ~ retrieved July 9, 2013 © Minnesota Historical Society

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