Produced by Hüsker Dü
's Bob Mould
, it's unsurprising that Soul Asylum
's debut record shares the same tendencies as the Hüskers
to loud, fast punk rock. Compared to the more structured songs he would go on to write, Dave Pirner
was jumpy with nervous energy, and the songs reflect this frantic need to communicate and make some noise. Fans of poststardom Soul Asylum
might find this a bit too much to handle, but it remains expressive speed rock that will leave you breathless.