Soulside was a post-hardcore band from Washington, DC, who was formed in 1986 by Bobby Sullivan (vocals), Scott McCloud (guitar), Chris Thomson (2) (bass), and Alexis Fleisig (drums). Prior to Soulside's formation, this same line-up had performed as Lunchmeat, a punk band, which split in 1985 when the members entered college. Soulside's debut was released in 1987. When the rest of the band opted to return to college, Thomson quit and joined Ignition (5). He was replaced by Johnny Temple. Soulside recorded two more albums and a single before splitting in 1989. Temple, McCloud, and Fleisig formed Girls Against Boys with Eli Janney, who had produced all of Soulside's records. Sullivan went on to perform with Rain Like The Sound Of Trains, Sevens, and several others.