The Soup Dragons
|Genres:||Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||alternative madchester indie pop indie c86 scottish 90s british seen live baggy 80s|
|Links:||BBC Music page discogs wikidata wikipedia|
The Soup Dragons emerged from Glasgow, Scotland, as one of a clutch of bands championed by the New Musical Express via their C86 project. The band evolved around Sean Dickson (vocals/guitar/songwriter). In early 1985, he met up with Jim McCulloch (guitar), Ross A. Sinclair (drums) and Sushil K. Dade (15 July 1966, Scotland; bass), the collective taking their name from a character in the cult childrens television programme The Clangers. A flexi-disc, If You Were The Only Girl In The World, emerged at the end of the year, by which time the band were circulating a demonstration tape, You Have Some Too. The Subway Organisation label issued the Soup Dragons first single, Whole Wide World (1986), a tight, exciting slab of Buzzcocks -styled pop, performed at breakneck pace. This attracted ex-Wham! manager Jazz Summers, who set up a new label for them, Raw TV Products, in time for Hang-Ten! In the meantime, Dickson and later...