Black Gold (song)

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"Black Gold"
Black Gold (Soul Asylum single - cover art).jpg
Single by Soul Asylum
from the album Grave Dancers Union
ReleasedJanuary 1993
FormatLP, Cassette, CD
Recorded1992
GenreAlternative rock, grunge
LabelColumbia
Songwriter(s)Dave Pirner
Producer(s)Michael Beinhorn
Soul Asylum singles chronology
"Somebody to Shove"
(1992)
"Black Gold"
(1993)
"Runaway Train"
(1993)

"Black Gold" is a 1993 single performed by the Minneapolis rock band Soul Asylum. It, along with the band's more famous hit "Runaway Train", helped bring their album, Grave Dancers Union to a multi-platinum level.

The song was written by Soul Asylum's lead singer Dave Pirner, it was the second single from their album (see Soul Asylum discography).

The music video for the song was directed by American filmmaker Zack Snyder, who also directed the "Somebody to Shove" videoclip.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Black Gold" - 3:57
  2. "Black Gold" (Live) - 3:57
  3. "The Break"