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