Described by Kurt Cobain as “very punk rock,” Scotland’s Eugene Kelly and Frances McKee formed The Vaselines in 1986. Enter the Vaselines (Sub Pop) comes out May 5th. It’s a 3-LP/2-CD comprehensive collection of The Vaselines, including old favorites, new mixes and re-mastered versions of everything by The Vaselines, plus never-before-heard demos, and some of their early, live recordings.
Son Of A Gun, the first track, hooks, infectiously catchy and upbeat. Kelly and McKee’s clear, unadulterated voices easily complement the elegant simplicity of the tune, creating easy, sheer enjoyment.
Jesus Don’t Want Me For A Sunbeam and Molly’s Lips were favorites to cover by Nirvana’s Cobain. Check out the videos below.
The Vaselines play the El Rey in LA Sunday, May 10th. Then they head up the west coast and off to Spain.