The Soup Dragons Janice Long Session 30.06.87

Precious Recordings Of London
4th December 2022

Format Info

Sleeve notes by the group, download code and postcard.
The Soup Dragons’ status as indie-dance pioneers is often overlooked; first, though, came a more rocky sound, as evidenced on their fourth session for the BBC (and the second for longtime supporter, the much missed Janice Long). Can’t Take No More, however, was actually one of their earliest songs; a re-recorded version went to No.1 on the indie charts and just missed the Top 50 in the UK. Session includes another future single in Kingdom Chairs and the instrumental Cow Nest, never before released. Sleeve notes by Ross Sinclair; mastered by Sean Dickson. Includes download codes and a set of postcards.

Can’t Take No More, Kingdom Chairs, Cow Nest, Turning Stone

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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