Clam Dip & Other Delights

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Clam Dip & Other Delights
EP by Soul Asylum
Released April 14, 1989
Recorded 1987 - 1988
Genre Alternative rock
Length 18:49
Label Twin/Tone
Producer Soul Asylum, Tom Herbers
Soul Asylum chronology
Hang Time
(1988)
Clam Dip & Other Delights
(1989)
And the Horse They Rode in On
(1990)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
Q 4/5 stars [2]

Clam Dip & Other Delights is the 1989 grab-bag EP from Minneapolis rockers Soul Asylum. The title and cover art are both parodies of Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass's album Whipped Cream and Other Delights. It was a humorous nod to their new record label, A&M (the "A" standing for "Alpert"). Bassist Karl Mueller sat in for the original album's model, Dolores Erickson. Dave Ayers, the band's first manager, said that Mueller had to sit for hours in a foul-smelling combination of sour cream, paint, whipped cream and seafood.[3] Also, the album makes fun of the A&M logo being under the title of the album, incorporating the Twin/Tone Records logo instead.

The EP originally was released in England featuring three covers: Foreigner's "Juke Box Hero," Janis Joplin's "Move Over" and "Chains," by an obscure Minneapolis group called the Wad. Only "Chains" was included on the American release.

The song "P-9" was written to benefit striking Hormel workers in Austin, Minnesota.

The album is currently in print on Rykodisc Records.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Just Plain Evil" – 3:01
  2. "Chains" – 3:18
  3. "Secret No More" – 2:43
  4. "Artificial Heart" – 3:37
  5. "P-9" – 2:32
  6. "Take It To the Root" – 3:38

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