The Vaselines

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The group was formed in Edinburgh in 1987 by singers/guitarists Eugene Kelly and Frances McKee, who were later joined by Kelly's brother Charles on drums and James Seenan on bass. Soon signing to Pastels frontman Stephan Pastel's newly formed 53rd and 3rd 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 year later, with the inclusion of viola player Sophie Pragnell plainly acknowledging the band's debt to the Velvet Underground. The demise of 53rd and 3rd proved fatal to the Vaselines as well, however, and the group dissolved the same week their lone studio LP, 1989's Dum Dum, was released via Rough Trade, although the following year the original lineup briefly reunited to open for Nirvana in Edinburgh. Nirvana would go on to cover the Vaselines' "Molly's Lips" and "Son of a Gun" (both later compiled on their Incesticide collection) as well as performing "Jesus Doesn't Want Me for a Sunbeam" on their now-legendary MTV Unplugged appearance. Renewed interest in the band resulted in the 1992 Sub Pop release of The Way of the Vaselines, an assemblage of all 19 of their official recordings. Eugene Kelly later went on to front Captain America (subsequently and rather unfortunately renamed Eugenius), while McKee spent the better part of the decade out of sight before finally resurfacing in Suckle.
(Jason Ankeny, All Music Guide)
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The Vaselines Discography Tracks

Albums

The Vaselines - Dum-Dum album art The Vaselines Dum-Dum (Album) 53rd & 3rd UK 1989 Sell This Version
none The Vaselines - Recorded Live In London, England album art The Vaselines / Beat Happening The Vaselines / Beat Happening - Recorded Live In London, England(Cass) K none US 1991 Sell This Version
The Vaselines - Sex With An X album art The Vaselines Sex With An X (Album) Sub Pop France 2010 Sell This Version
The Vaselines - V For Vaselines album art The Vaselines V For Vaselines (Album, EP) Rosary Music UK 2014 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

The Vaselines - Son Of A Gun album art The Vaselines Son Of A Gun 53rd & 3rd UK 1987 Sell This Version
The Vaselines - Dying For It album art The Vaselines Dying For It (Single) 53rd & 3rd, 53rd & 3rd UK 1988 Sell This Version
The Vaselines - Dying For It album art The Vaselines Dying For It (Single) Seminal Twang, Seminal Twang UK 1991 Sell This Version
The Vaselines - Sex With An X album art The Vaselines Sex With An X (Single) Sub Pop UK 2010 Sell This Version
SP 903 The Vaselines - Whitechapel (Demo) / Picked A Cherry (Demo) album art The Vaselines Whitechapel (Demo) / Picked A Cherry (Demo)(7", Single, W/Lbl) Sub Pop SP 903 US 2010 Sell This Version
none The Vaselines - Mouth To Mouth album art The Vaselines Mouth To Mouth(CD, Single, Promo) Sub Pop none UK 2011 Sell This Version
The Vaselines - Hide Tide Low Tide album art The Vaselines Hide Tide Low Tide (Single) Rosary Music UK 2014 Sell This Version
none The Vaselines - Crazy Lady album art The Vaselines Crazy Lady(CDr, Single, Promo) Rosary Music none UK 2014 Sell This Version

Compilations

The Vaselines - The Way Of The Vaselines - A Complete History album art The Vaselines The Way Of The Vaselines - A Complete History (Comp) Sub Pop US 1992 Sell This Version
The Vaselines - All The Stuff And More album art The Vaselines All The Stuff And More (Comp) Avalanche Records (2) UK 1992 Sell This Version
The Vaselines - Enter The Vaselines album art The Vaselines Enter The Vaselines (Comp) Sub Pop US 2009 Sell This Version
DUM-DUM-001 The Vaselines - DUM-DUM PARTY 2012 -夏の黄金比- album art The Vaselines, Sotaisei Riron The Vaselines, Sotaisei Riron - DUM-DUM PARTY 2012 -夏の黄金比-(7", EP, Comp) Dum-Dum LLP DUM-DUM-001 Japan 2012 Sell This Version