The Soup Dragons were a Scottish band who were named after a character in the British children's TV show The Clangers
. The guitarist Jim McCulloch was also a member of Thunderclap Newman. They originally had a pop-punk sound, but by 1990, they had embraced the Madchester scene and had adopted a fusion of acid house and rock that was popular in Britain at the time.
"I'm Free" was their biggest single in the UK, but in America they had further success with "Divine Thing
," which in 1992 peaked at #35. The band split in 1995.