Dish's tongue-in-cheek garage/psyche is so raw, wild and authentic-
you'll never believe they aren't a "real" '60s band worthy of inclusion
on Pebbles Volume 1!
Soup Dish was a psychedelic band from Long Branch,New Jersey. They
achieved some notoriety in Greece. Some claim their name was a play on
"LSD" (Laughing Soup Dish). They had several albums, most notably
"Underthrow the Overground." . The band released two LPs, two 45s, and
have been featured on numerous compilation albums. Their single Teenage
Lima Bean only recently went out of print, as a vinyl 45 was still
available for purchase (from the indie label Bomp Records) until
The band never achieved mainstream success, but are
regarded in cult status in the underground psychedelic/garage music
world. Their music is still played on various radio stations.
most of the 1980s Jersey psych bands, you won't find LSD albums in the
cut-out bin, as they are regarded as collector's items, and usually
fetch a large price.
Davies fronted the Laughing Soup Dish when he opened for The Dead
Kennedys in Dover. The band performed under the name The Secret Syde.
albums are infamous for their tongue-in-cheek, humorous covers, which
usually depict a cartoon Soup Dish, either laughing, dancing, or both.
insert to the X-men's debut album "X-Men" features several pictures of
the band, including a photo of a van, on which there is an
advertisement for a Laughing Soup Dish show. This may have something to
do with the fact Dave DeSantis was, at one time, a member of both
bands, and he designed the insert.
We Are The Dish
Teenage Lima Bean (45)
Underthrow The Overground(1990)
Be A Caveman: The Best of the Vox Garage Revival
Label:VOXX Release Number:200047
A2 "Seven seas"
A3 "Plant life"
A5 "Now you know"
A6 "Your so plastic"
B2 "Black River"
B3 "Last impressions"
B4 "For the yesterdays"
B5 "No one home"
i have only their "underthrow the overground!"album in vinyl(don't ask
me to rip it) and i don't know the mp3 titles of this one.i've
contacted Wayne Larsen in order to get some info about the tracks and
the album cause unfortunately it's very hard to find the titles and the
cover of the LP.
i hope that he will correspond...
anyway grab it and enjoy it ! great and rare band
to all my Friends! the Laughing Soup Dish also can be heard on Voxx "
the Secret Team" with the track "No ones home" , the Shadowmouth Record
with "Walking By the Sea" and the "Liquid Salad Dinner" bootleg
containing Live and rehersal versions of many early LSD songs. I am
hoping that George Markou will re release this on his Gew Gaw Lablel.
Anyone wishing to contact me can at: