The Soup Dragons

Genres: Pop / Rock
Tags: alternative madchester indie pop indie c86 scottish british 90s seen live baggy 80s alternative rock Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1980s 1990s
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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 children’s 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...

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