Named after the Rolling Stones' album Goats Head Soup, Sopa de Cabra are considered one of the pioneers of the Rock Catala movement.
Previously of Ninyin's Mine Workers Union Band, guitarist Joan "Ninyin" Cardona and bassist Francesc "Cuco" Lisicic teamed up with frontman Gerard Quintana, guitarist Josep Thio and drummer Josep "Pep" Bosch to form the band in 1986. Following two successful records, 1989's self-titled debut and 1990's La Roda, Sopa de Cabra cemented their status as Catalonia's biggest band with a historic concert at the Palau Sant Jordi in 1991, but went on to alienate much of their fan base with 1993's Spanish-sung flop Mundo Infierno. However, they soon restored their reputation with a string of critical and commercial success throughout the '90s before calling it a day shortly after 2001's Plou I Fa Sol. Just three months after their final show at the Razzmatazz Bar, founding member Cardona lost his battle with colon cancer, and four years later the group temporarily reconvened to record a new track in memory of its late guitarist, "Seguirem Somiant," which appeared on the tribute album Podré Tornar Enrere. In 2011, Sopa de Cabra announced a series of seven reunion shows in Barcelona, Girona, and Tarragona to celebrate their 25th anniversary. ~ Jon O'Brien, Rovi