This ten-minute track was a last-minute addition to Ege Bamyasi. Keyboardist Irmin Schmidt recalled to Uncut in 2016: "We'd found out the record was too short; it needed 10 more minutes of music, but by the next morning, so we wrote, played and recorded it the night before. No editing!"
Bassist Holger Czukay added: "'Soup' is my favourite track (on Ege Bamyasi). In its various ingredients, including electronics and avant-garde, it is indeed like a soup."
Elvis Presley's "A Little Less Conversation" was just a minor hit when it was released in 1968, but a 2002 remix made the song a global smash, taking it to #1 in a number of countries, including Australia and the UK.