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The Soup Dragons were a Scottish indie rock band of the late 80s and early 90s. The term indie is short for independent and refers to artistic creations outside the commercial mainstream, without the support of a major record label, major movie studio, or other source of a large budget. ... Rock is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars, and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... // Events and trends The 1980s marked an abrupt shift towards more conservative lifestyles after the momentous cultural revolutions which took place in the 60s and 70s and the definition of the AIDS virus in 1981. ... // Events and trends The 1990s are generally classified as having moved slightly away from the more conservative 1980s, but otherwise retaining the same mindset. ...

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History

They formed in Belshill, a town very near to Glasgow in 1985. The line up was Sean Dickson (vocals, lead guitar), Jim McCulloch (guitar, second voice) and Sushil K. Dade (bass). Original drummer Ross A. Sinclair left the group after the first proper album, This Is Our Art, to pursue a career in art and was replaced by Paul Quinn. Most of their songs were written by Dickson, while some were co-written Dickson/McCulloch. Glasgows location in Scotland Glasgow (or Glaschu in Gaelic) is Scotlands largest city, situated on the River Clyde in the countrys west central lowlands. ... 1985 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Resources Great Museums in the World (Louvre, Metropolitan Museum, MoMA, Picasso …) CGFA: A Virtual Art Museum Art-Atlas. ...


Orginally lumped in with the C86 movement along with fellow members of the Belshill Sound such as the BMX Bandits and Teenage Fanclub, they went through a number of stylistic changes in their career. Taken literally, C86 was simply a cassette given away with the (British) New Musical Express in 1986 (hence (C)assette 86). ... BMX Bandits is the name of a Scottish 1960s influenced guitar pop band who have been making music from 1986 to the present day. ... Teenage Fanclub is a British pop-rock band from Glasgow, Scotland, founded in 1989. ...


Their debut was Buzzcocks-inspired pop-punk, and over the course of six singles (collected in 1987 on a US-only compilation, Hang Ten) they gradually developed a more complex rock guitar which culminated in their first album proper This Is Our Art.


In the year following This Is Our Art their sound got heavier and heavier, then suddenly they underwent a major change from an indie rock sound to the rock-dance crossover baggy sound popular at the time with the release of the album Lovegod. This change mirrored that of fellow Scottish band Primal Scream and can be attributed to the rise of the ecstasy fuelled acid house rave scene in the UK. This led to accusations that they were bandwagon jumpers. However, it produced their most notable hit single in the UK, I'm Free in 1990 a cover of a Rolling Stones song. Baggy was British music scene that was popular in the early 1990s. ... Lovegod is an album by the Soup Dragons, released in July 1990. ... Primal Scream. ... 1990 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the rock band. ...


Subsequent albums continued the rock-dance crossover sound as they concentrated on trying to break America.


The band split in 1995. Paul Quinn joined fellow Bellshill band Teenage Fanclub. Sushil K. Dade formed the experimental post rock band The Mt Vernon Arts Lab and singer Sean Dickson formed The High Fidelity. 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The term post-rock was coined by Simon Reynolds in issue 123 of The Wire (May 1994) to describe a sort of music using rock instrumentation for non-rock purposes, using guitars as facilitators of timbres and textures rather than riffs and powerchords. ...


Trivia

They were named after a character in the popular 70s children's TV show The Clangers. This article provides extensive lists of events and significant personalities of the 1970s. ... The Clangers is a gentle, British stop motion animated childrens television series made by Smallfilms who were Oliver Postgate (writer and narrator) and Peter Firmin (modelmaker, animator and illustrator). ...


Discography

  • Hang Ten (compilation, 1987)
  • This is Our Art (1988)
  • Lovegod (1990)
  • Hotwired (1992)
  • Hydrophonic (1994)

Lovegod is an album by the Soup Dragons, released in July 1990. ...

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