Indie Songs for Public Holidays

Number 1 in a series of 1. So far, anyway.

Hands up if you remember the Soup Dragons. Indie one hit wonders in that great era of the late 80s and early 90s, they are often confused with Jesus Jones, although Jesus Jones had three hits and the lead singer had much floppier hair.

Anyway, The Soups’ 1990 reworking of the Rolling Stones’ I’m Free seems suitably suitable for Freedom Day here in SA.

Named after a character from the Oliver Postgate 1970s series The Clangers, the Soup Dragons went their separate ways in 1995, but are all still active in the music business, having amassed a total of only one fewer hits than they did when they were together.

Any suggestions for an Indie Song for Worker’s Day on Sunday/Monday?

* Real, Real, Real; International Bright Young Thing and Right Here, Right Now – to put you out of your misery.

  • Working Class Hero from Green Day – or not indie enough?

    Soup Dragons had more than one hit didn’t they? Mother Universe was a corker.