The Vaselines | Discography | Discogs

The group was fashioned in Edinburgh in 1987 by singers/guitarists Eugene Kelly and Frances McKee, who have been later joined by Kelly’s brother Charles on drums and James Seenan on bass. Quickly signing to Pastels frontman Stephan Pastel’s newly fashioned 53rd and third label, the Vaselines’ first-ever studio session yielded their debut single, 1987’s “Son of a Gun.” The follow-up, “Dying for It,” appeared a yr later, with the inclusion of viola participant Sophie Pragnell plainly acknowledging the band’s debt to the Velvet Underground. The demise of 53rd and third proved deadly to the Vaselines as effectively, nevertheless, and the group dissolved the identical week their lone studio LP, 1989’s Dum Dum, was launched through Tough Commerce, though the next yr the unique lineup briefly reunited to open for Nirvana in Edinburgh. Nirvana would go on to cowl the Vaselines’ “Molly’s Lips” and “Son of a Gun” (each later compiled on their Incesticide assortment) in addition to performing “Jesus Does not Need Me for a Sunbeam” on their now-legendary MTV Unplugged look. Renewed curiosity within the band resulted within the 1992 Sub Pop launch of The Approach of the Vaselines, an assemblage of all 19 of their official recordings. Eugene Kelly later went on to entrance Captain America (subsequently and reasonably sadly renamed Eugenius), whereas McKee spent the higher a part of the last decade out of sight earlier than lastly resurfacing in Suckle.

(Jason Ankeny, All Music Information)

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