LIVE: Soul Asylum, Meat Puppets

Soul Asylum led a double-billed "runaway train" that hit House of Blues on July 23, when Meat Puppets co-headlined and Sickstring Outlaws opened.

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Eighties alt-rockers Soul Asylum broke out at House of Blues on July 23.
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Cowpunk outfit Meat Puppets co-headlined the evening.
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Throwing a screw in the genre cogwheel, the Sickstring Outlaws opened with kickin' country.
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Soul Asylum, formed in the early 80s, originally came together under the moniker Loud Fast Rules.
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Though their breakthrough into success came on slowly, the 1992 release "Grave Dancers Union" contained the hit single that would earn the group a Grammy.
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The aptly titled "Runaway Train," the fourth single from the album, became a hit.
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It reached No. 5 on the Billboard Top 100 and No. 2 on the U.S. Top 40 charts before winning a Grammy for Best Rock Song in 1994.
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But first, the band played former President Bill Clinton's inauguration.
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Soul Asylum's 10th studio release, "Delayed Reaction," dropped in 2012.
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It came six years after their previous record, leaving fans in high anticipation.
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The record included a cover of the Beatles' "Good Morning, Good Morning."
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Meat Puppets, a rock band from Arizona, also headlined at House of Blues.
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The band influenced such notables as Nirvana, Dinosaur Jr. and Soundgarden.
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Nirvana's Kurt Cobain famously covered "Lake of Fire," one of the songs from "Meat Puppets II."
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Sickstring Outlaws wrangled all the yee-haws they could muster.
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The local group has noted influence from Hank Williams Jr. and others.
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