The Soup Dragons Janice Long Session 01.09.86

Precious Recordings Of London
4th December 2022

Format Info

Sleeve notes by the group, download code and postcard.
The Soup Dragons’ second BBC session (this time for the band’s longstanding friend Janice Long) reveals a group on the verge of change – as witnessed by the fact that most of these songs were never released in any shape or form. Make My Day is a prototype of the single Head Gone Astray, while Lindy’s Realised was named in tribute to the Go Betweens’ drummer Lindy Morrison. It has never before been released. Sleeve notes by Jim McCulloch; mastered by Sean Dickson. Includes download codes and a set of postcards.

Slow Things Down, Make My Day, Lindy’s Realised, The Same Old Story

Released for the first time on Precious Recordings of London,
the Soup Dragons’ four sessions for the BBC, two each for John Peel and Janice Long.

Destined for international pop fame via their cover of the Rolling Stones’ I’m Free, a Top 5 hit in the UK, and US Top 40 hit Divine Thing, the legendary Scottish popsters started out
with a barrage of spiky two-minute punk pop of a distinctly
Buzzcocks-y vintage – and all the better for that.

From the Glasgow suburbs of Bellshill and Bearsden, The Soup Dragons were an integral part of the city’s celebrated Splash One scene and favourites of the music press during the C86 era. However, their sound developed at a rate of knots, soon becoming more rocky before embracing the dance music influences with which they were to hit the charts as groundbreaking indie rock-dance artists.

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