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* RealSongThemeTune: Wrestling/{{ECW}} wrestler Danny Doring used "Super Bon Bon" both as his singles theme and for his tag team with Amish Roadkill.


* WhatCouldHaveBeen: While recording ''Ruby Vroom'', the band toyed with the idea of doing a dub-style RemixAlbum of the material called ''Ghost Of Vroom'', as a takeoff on {{reggae}} band Burning Spear releasing an album called ''Garvey's Ghost'' then following it up with a dub remix album called ''Garvey's Ghost''. In 2020, Ghost Of Vroom was then used for as the name of a new Mike Doughty project, which has a bit of "what could have been" on its own - in an interview Mike mentioned that he contacted the other members of the band about making the material a new Soul Coughing album, but the pitch didn't go over well, so he assembled a new group.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: While recording ''Ruby Vroom'', the band toyed with the idea of doing a dub-style RemixAlbum of the material called ''Ghost Of Vroom'', as a takeoff on {{reggae}} band Burning Spear releasing an album called ''Garvey's Ghost'' ''Marcus Garvey'' then following it up with a dub remix album called ''Garvey's Ghost''. In 2020, Ghost Of Vroom was then used for as the name of a new Mike Doughty project, which has a bit of "what could have been" on its own - in an interview Mike mentioned that he contacted the other members of the band about making the material a new Soul Coughing album, but the pitch didn't go over well, so he assembled a new group.


* PermanentPlaceholder: The {{Scatting}}-heavy verses of "Paint" were originally there because Mike Doughty hadn't finished writing lyrics yet. He decided he liked how they sounded, so the non-lyrics stayed in place.

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* PermanentPlaceholder: The {{Scatting}}-heavy verses of "Paint" were originally there because Mike Doughty hadn't finished writing lyrics yet. He decided he liked how they sounded, so the non-lyrics stayed in place.place.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: While recording ''Ruby Vroom'', the band toyed with the idea of doing a dub-style RemixAlbum of the material called ''Ghost Of Vroom'', as a takeoff on {{reggae}} band Burning Spear releasing an album called ''Garvey's Ghost'' then following it up with a dub remix album called ''Garvey's Ghost''. In 2020, Ghost Of Vroom was then used for as the name of a new Mike Doughty project, which has a bit of "what could have been" on its own - in an interview Mike mentioned that he contacted the other members of the band about making the material a new Soul Coughing album, but the pitch didn't go over well, so he assembled a new group.


* OldShame: Mike Doughty, after the breakup of the band, characterized the band as a 'dark marriage', not a representation of what he wanted to do artistically and a reminder of some fairly dark days, including struggles with addiction, documented in his memoir ''The Book Of Drugs''. As his solo career progressed, he's made more of a peace with that time, going so far to [[http://www.npr.org/2013/09/15/221773720/mike-doughty-annuls-the-dark-marriage-of-his-former-band put out an album of rearranged Soul Coughing songs]] in 2013. The album was funded via the Kickstarter-style website [=PledgeMusic=], receiving [[http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/mikedoughty three times]] as many pledges than Doughty needed.
** Doughty followed that up with a tour, and a 'live' CD, ''Live From Ken's House''.
** Even while the band were still together, Doughty was embarrassed by his lyrics to non-album track "The Bug": Soul Coughing's website at one point offered an exhaustive set of lyrics to every song they officially released... [[http://web.archive.org/web/19990429024314/http://soulcoughing.com/otherback.html#Thebug Except for "The Bug", where the lyrics were replaced by an essay from Doughty explaining why he didn't want anyone to read the lyrics]].

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* OldShame: CreatorBacklash: Mike Doughty, after the breakup of the band, characterized Doughty described his time with the band as a 'dark marriage', not a representation of what he wanted to do artistically and a reminder of some fairly dark days, including struggles with addiction, documented "dark marriage" in his memoir ''The Book Of Drugs''. As Drugs'' and spent most of his early solo career progressed, he's speaking very unkindly of both it and the other members. He admits that their experimental style wasn't what he wanted to do musically and relations between all members only grew more stressful the longer they were together, not helped by the fact that he was also struggling with drug addiction at the time. He eventually made more of a peace with that time, going so far to [[http://www.npr.org/2013/09/15/221773720/mike-doughty-annuls-the-dark-marriage-of-his-former-band put out the band and his time in it, recording an album of rearranged Soul Coughing songs]] SC songs, ''Circles,'' in 2013. The album was funded via the Kickstarter-style website [=PledgeMusic=], receiving [[http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/mikedoughty three times]] as many pledges than Doughty needed.
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2013, followed that up with by a tour, tour and a 'live' CD, "live" album, ''Live From Ken's House''.
* CreativeDifferences: Ultimately what drove the band apart. Doughty got sick of the experimental style really fast and all four members were constantly fighting over songwriting credit.
* OldShame
** Even while the band were still together, Doughty was embarrassed by his lyrics to non-album track "The Bug": Soul Coughing's website at one point offered an exhaustive set of lyrics to every song they officially released... [[http://web.archive.org/web/19990429024314/http://soulcoughing.com/otherback.html#Thebug Except except for "The Bug", where the lyrics were replaced by an essay from Doughty explaining why he didn't want anyone to read the lyrics]].

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** Doughty also regretted writing the OdeToIntoxication, "Rollin'," once he learned that ecstasy was a gateway to harder drugs such as opiates.


** Even while the band were still together, Doughty was embarrassed by his lyrics to non-album track "The Bug": Soul Coughing's website at one point offered an exhaustive set of lyrics to every song they officially released... Except for "The Bug", where the lyrics were replaced by an essay from Doughty explaining why he didn't want anyone to read the lyrics.

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** Even while the band were still together, Doughty was embarrassed by his lyrics to non-album track "The Bug": Soul Coughing's website at one point offered an exhaustive set of lyrics to every song they officially released... [[http://web.archive.org/web/19990429024314/http://soulcoughing.com/otherback.html#Thebug Except for "The Bug", where the lyrics were replaced by an essay from Doughty explaining why he didn't want anyone to read the lyrics.lyrics]].


** Even while the band were still together, Doughty was embarrassed by his the lyrics to non-album track "The Bug": Soul Coughing's website at one point offered an exhaustive set of lyrics to every song they officially released... Except for "The Bug", where the lyrics were replaced by an essay from Doughty explaining why he didn't want anyone to read the lyrics.

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** Even while the band were still together, Doughty was embarrassed by his the lyrics to non-album track "The Bug": Soul Coughing's website at one point offered an exhaustive set of lyrics to every song they officially released... Except for "The Bug", where the lyrics were replaced by an essay from Doughty explaining why he didn't want anyone to read the lyrics.

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** Even while the band were still together, Doughty was embarrassed by his the lyrics to non-album track "The Bug": Soul Coughing's website at one point offered an exhaustive set of lyrics to every song they officially released... Except for "The Bug", where the lyrics were replaced by an essay from Doughty explaining why he didn't want anyone to read the lyrics.


** Doughty followed that up with a tour, and a 'live' CD, ''Live From Ken's House''.

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** Doughty followed that up with a tour, and a 'live' CD, ''Live From Ken's House''.House''.
* PermanentPlaceholder: The {{Scatting}}-heavy verses of "Paint" were originally there because Mike Doughty hadn't finished writing lyrics yet. He decided he liked how they sounded, so the non-lyrics stayed in place.


* OldShame: Mike Doughty, after the breakup of the band, characterized the band as a 'dark marriage', not a representation of what he wanted to do artistically and a reminder of some fairly dark days, including struggles with addiction, documented in his memoir ''The Book Of Drugs''. As his solo career progressed, he's made more of a peace with that time, going so far to [[http://www.npr.org/2013/09/15/221773720/mike-doughty-annuls-the-dark-marriage-of-his-former-band put out an album of rearranged Soul Coughing songs]] in 2013. The album was funded via the Kickstarter-style website [=PledgeMusic=], receiving [[http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/mikedoughty three times]] as many pledges than Doughty needed.

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* OldShame: Mike Doughty, after the breakup of the band, characterized the band as a 'dark marriage', not a representation of what he wanted to do artistically and a reminder of some fairly dark days, including struggles with addiction, documented in his memoir ''The Book Of Drugs''. As his solo career progressed, he's made more of a peace with that time, going so far to [[http://www.npr.org/2013/09/15/221773720/mike-doughty-annuls-the-dark-marriage-of-his-former-band put out an album of rearranged Soul Coughing songs]] in 2013. The album was funded via the Kickstarter-style website [=PledgeMusic=], receiving [[http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/mikedoughty three times]] as many pledges than Doughty needed.needed.
** Doughty followed that up with a tour, and a 'live' CD, ''Live From Ken's House''.

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* OldShame: Mike Doughty, after the breakup of the band, characterized the band as a 'dark marriage', not a representation of what he wanted to do artistically and a reminder of some fairly dark days, including struggles with addiction, documented in his memoir ''The Book Of Drugs''. As his solo career progressed, he's made more of a peace with that time, going so far to [[http://www.npr.org/2013/09/15/221773720/mike-doughty-annuls-the-dark-marriage-of-his-former-band put out an album of rearranged Soul Coughing songs]] in 2013. The album was funded via the Kickstarter-style website [=PledgeMusic=], receiving [[http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/mikedoughty three times]] as many pledges than Doughty needed.

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