Radio DJ: "Mother Popcorn" by James [Brown]. Okay, umm, I wanted to ask you now, you just recently just changed your name to Soul Asylum, and up until that point you were known as Loud fast Rules, right?
Dave: Oh, here it comes.
DJ: Okay, why? why did you, umm, like, why did you decide to châ€”change the name of the band?
[Silence? then laughter from band.]
DJ: Don'tâ€” don't all speak at once.
Dan: We're not an HC band.
Karl: I mean people would say we are, but I don't think we're a H? ya know, hardcore band, a punk rock band, or new wave band.
DJ: Hmm? hmm, okay, but what about the name Soul Asylum? I mean, wouldn'tâ€” don't you think that might stereotype you to some people like who hadn't not heard of you before, ya know, like to think that you were a soul or a funk band or something?
[Song fades in.]
Dan: It's possible.
Dave: I don't know.
Karl: But it's better than having everybody that doesn't know thinkin' you're hardcore.
Dave: I asked Paul and he said it wouldn't.
Dan: Paul; Paul Stark? A local god. A man who knows about all these things.
Dave: He knows everything.
DJ: Mmm-hmm. How did you come up with the name Soul Asylum? What is?
[Interview fades out.]
Mecht Mensch: We'd like to thank you all for coming down
To see the best band
And that just happens to be? Soul Asylum
Unfortunately, we're not them
- The song is actually a live impromptu piece sung by a Madison, Wisconsin hardcore punk band Mecht Mensch; they had opened for Soul Asylum at a concert and during some equipment troubles they were singing how superior Soul Asylum were to them.
- Includes an opening from a Minneapolis KFAI radio interview (with Dave, Dan, Karl, and Pat) around the time the band had changed their name.
- The radio interview almost states the exact origin of how the band came up with the name Soul Asylum, but fades into Mecht Mensch's song.
- On the compilation Time's Incinerator.