Friday, 7 June 2013

Soup Dragons - Janice Long Session 1986


Several years before they reinvented themselves as long-haired lovegods and took to baggifying lesser known Stones tunes, the Soup Dragons started life as a credible punk pop thrill-billy Buzzcocks rip-off.

Two, possibly three, band members hobnobbed on and off with the BMX Bandits at various stages in their ongoing career. Sean Dickson and Sushil K. Dade would later go on to more critically acclaimed projects as The Hi-Fidelity and Future Pilot AKA respectively.

The Soup Dragons recorded three sessions for the BBC during 1986,  two of which were for John Peel (the second being all covers and included an interpetation of The Red Krayola's Listen To This). Sandwiched inbetween them was this session for Janice Long recorded sometime during the summer months of that year. As far as I'm aware, all four songs are exclusive to this session and were never comitted to vinyl.

Slow Things Down
Make My Day
Same Old Story
Lindy's Realised

5 comments:

  1. 'Slow Things Down' was the b-side to Hang Ten! Thanks for this and Melt Banana and Stump and.. everything really! Have a great weekend!

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    2. Thanks for that Mr. T. And a great weekend to you too.

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  2. I've always been mildly obsessed by Soup Dragons BBC sessions and their early stuff in general... haven't come across this one before (or this blog - great work!) and would love to download it, but it's saying you're out of bandwidth.
    Cheers!

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    1. It's been a bit frantic download-wise this month. All being well, you should be able to download this session from next Monday as the bandwidth resets to zero on the first of each month.

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