- Was distributed in a plastic CD bag with a sticker on it denoting the tracklist.
- Was not available commercially, but was distributed to radio DJ's across the United States.
- Its video stars Karl as the murderer.
- Is Part 1 of a "commentary trilogy" on the Bush Sr. & Jr. eras. "Parts 2 & 3" include Lately and Let's All Kill Each Other respectively.
- Its music video was directed by Dave Roth (who also worked on the video for Artificial Heart), Chris Ball, and Elizabeth Biron.
- Its music video features a cameo appearance by actor George Wendt, who is fan of the band's work.
- Was originally titled "Up With You".
- Was co-authored by New Orleans singer/songwriter Elizabeth Herman.
- Was inspired by a bus—actually named Desire—that goes by Dave's house in New Orleans every day, which in turn is a reference to the play A Streetcar Named Desire.
- Was originally written and performed by Minneapolis band The Wad.
- Sold 4,539 vinyls, 7,728 cassettes and 5,829 CDs through mid-1992. It is now discontinued on vinyl and cassette formats.
- Its cover (front and back) is a parody of the 1965 album Whipped Cream & Other Delights by Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass.
- Its cover depicts Karl, who had to sit for hours in a foul-smelling combination of sour cream, paint, whipped cream, and seafood during the photo shoot.
- Included two cover tracks, Janis Joplin's Move Over and Foreigner's Jukebox Hero on the U.K album version, but Secret No More and Artifical Heart were omitted in their place.
- Has been played live mostly as an acoustic version since circa 1993 because the band, according to Dan, "discovered it sounds better without a bunch of stuff going on."
- Its title was considered as the album name before it was finalized as The Silver Lining.
- Was originally titled "Habit Forming".
- Its music video was directed by Drew Carolyn & Dinah Breakall and filmed at the Circus World Museum in Baraboo, Wisconsin.
- Was certified double platinum (2 million copies sold) in 1993 and has since gone triple platinum.
- Included many tracks performed by Sterling Campbell on percussion, despite Grant Young being the lead percussionist at the time.
- Its cover features a motif by Czech photographer Jan Saudek that was featured in the book Life, Love, Death & Other Such Trifles.
- Its cover photograph is from 1970 titled Fate Descends Towards the River Leading Two Innocent Children.
- Some of the vinyl releases of this album contained a hidden jockstrap on the picture of the album cover.
- Put the Bone In is only available on the CD version of Hang Time, hence it being called the "bone-us track".
- Is the only song in the band's entire discography where Karl sings lead vocals.
- Was co-written and made famous by "The Godfather of Soul", James Brown.
- Performed live at the Whisky A-Go-Go on June 24, 1988.
- The following songs are played in this medley (listed in order performed):
The Cross - Prince
For What It's Worth - Buffalo Springfield
I'm Waiting For My Man - The Velvet Underground
Birth, School, Work, Death - The Godfathers
Damaged Goods - Gang of Four
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Free For All - Ted Nugent
I Don't Believe You Want To Get Up And Dance (Oops, Upside Your Head) - The Gap Band
Body Slam - Bootsy Collins
Stayin' Alive - Bee Gees
Wishing Well - Terence Trent D'Arby
Get Down Tonight - KC & The Sunshine Band
Peaceful Easy Feeling - The Eagles
- Its video stars actress Claire Danes as the girl with angel wings.
- Was supposed to be recorded at Skywalker Ranch outside Nicasio, California, but this was changed after George Lucas lost a zoning battle with the city.
- Is Part 3 of a "commentary trilogy" on the Bush Sr. & Jr. eras. "Parts 1 & 2" include Black Gold and Lately respectively.
- Made its debut Saturday, October 25th, 2008 on EnterTheSoulAsylum.com as a free download until the 2008 U.S. Election Day (Tuesday, November 4th, 2008).
- Its first live performance was Friday, November 21, 2008 at the Grand Casino in Hinckley, Minnesota.
- Sold 10,206 vinyl copies and 4,920 cassettes before being released on CD in 1988.
- Was parodied as "Syndicated Inc." by "Weird Al" Yankovic on his 1996 album Bad Hair Day.
- Its video was recorded in part at a CD factory, where they were "making misery", i.e. manufacturing the CD single.
- Is often accompanied with the last few lines of Silly Love Songs, which finishes the song when played live.
- Is heard playing on the radio during the infamous Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee sex video.
- Although written by Dan, Dave provided the vocals to this demo (which would later be re-recorded by Dan and released as a Golden Smog song).
- Can be found on the Golden Smog album Another Fine Day.
- When played live in concert, the line "And where will you be in 1993" has been altered to different later dates (eg. 2003, 2023).
- When performed live, Dave frequently during raises both middle fingers up in the air during the "flippin' the bird" lyrics.
- Was written in support of the workers who went on strike against Hormel Foods in Austin, Minnesota, in 1985.
- Is the band's longest song (on a studio album), at 6 minutes and 13 seconds.
- Is a cover of the B-side of Terry Jacks's hit "Seasons in the Sun".
- Parodies the ending of The Beatles song "Get Back". Paul McCartney says, "Thanks, Mo… on behalf of the group I hope we passed the audition."
- Was the "bone-us" (bonus) track on the CD format of Hang Time.
- Its video helped reunite several children with their families.
- Its video was localized for several countries other than the US; it shows 13 missing children thoughout each different version.
- Its video was produced by Roger Hunt and directed by Tony Kaye, who also directed the movie American History X.
- Its video featured an extended beginning and ending in which Dave urged people to help find the missing children shown, but this was not always aired.
- Was released in 1992 but won the Grammy Award for Best Rock Song as late as 1994.
- Sold 6,738 vinyls and 2,639 cassettes before being released along with five additional tracks on CD in 1988, as Say What You Will, Clarence… Karl Sold the Truck.
- Other titles considered for this album were: To the Root, Life of the Party, and Coyote Love.
- Was originally titled "Waiting For Ya", but the majority of the lyrics were different.
- Is the shortest Soul Asylum song ever released; just 52 seconds long.
- Its cover art depicts Dave, Karl, Dan, and Grant's actual driver's licenses.
- The line "To you and all the fucked up things you do" was changed to "To you and all the messed up things you do" for its music video and single (which was titled the "clean version").
- The song is actually a live impromptu piece sung by Minneapolis band Mecht Mensch; they had opened for Soul Asylum at a concert and were singing how superior Soul Asylum were to them.
- Has 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.
- Was used by ABC and ESPN for the 2006 college football season telecasts.
- Crazy Mixed Up World was also considered as the title of this album.
- Is the band's first album to contain a hidden track: Fearless Leader.
- Is the band's first studio album not to appear on cassette or vinyl formats.
- Came with a bonus DVD, featuring a live perfomance at First Avenue on 12/23/05, if purchased at Best Buy stores.
- The album name comes from Soul Asylum's song Can't Go Back. The lyrics are "fifteen years later caught in time's incinerator, yesterday's worries are today's".
- Contains B-sides, outtakes, demos, live performances, and other rarities of early Soul Asylum/Loud Fast Rules material.
- Is the most rare official Soul Asylum album partially due to it being a cassette only release.
- The album cover photo was taken by Dave Pirner.
- Features the use of a Jews's harp, which can be heard throughout the latter part of the song.
- Sold 8,102 vinyls, 5,502 cassettes and 3,793 CDs before Soul Asylum signed to A&M Records.
- Is frequently dedicated to Karl Mueller at live shows.
- Its video stars actress Winona Ryder as the assassin.