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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Albums

AGAS 7 The Vaselines - Dum-Dum album art The Vaselines Dum-Dum (Album) 53rd & 3rd AGAS 7 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
none The Vaselines - Sex With An X album art The Vaselines Sex With An X (Album) Sub Pop none France 2010 Sell This Version
LOVECD373 The Vaselines - V For Vaselines album art The Vaselines V For Vaselines (Album, EP) Rosary Music LOVECD373 Taiwan 2014 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

AGAAF 10 The Vaselines - Son Of A Gun album art The Vaselines Son Of A Gun 53rd & 3rd AGAAF 10 UK 1987 Sell This Version
AGAAF 17 The Vaselines - Dying For It album art The Vaselines Dying For It (Single) 53rd & 3rd, 53rd & 3rd AGAAF 17 UK 1988 Sell This Version
TWANG 4 The Vaselines - Dying For It album art The Vaselines Dying For It (Single) Seminal Twang, Seminal Twang TWANG 4 UK 1991 Sell This Version
none The Vaselines - Sex With An X album art The Vaselines Sex With An X (Single) Sub Pop none 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
none The Vaselines - Hide Tide Low Tide album art The Vaselines Hide Tide Low Tide (Single) Rosary Music none 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
GLAMS001 The Vaselines - Dying For It album art The Vaselines, The Pooh Sticks The Vaselines, The Pooh Sticks - Dying For It Glass Modern GLAMS001 UK 2020 Sell This Version

Compilations

ONLY LP 013 The Vaselines - All The Stuff And More... album art The Vaselines All The Stuff And More... (Comp) Avalanche Records (2), 53rd & 3rd ONLY LP 013 UK 1992 Sell This Version
SP145b 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 SP145b US 1992 Sell This Version
SP 810 The Vaselines - Enter The Vaselines album art The Vaselines Enter The Vaselines (Comp) Sub Pop SP 810 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
none The Vaselines - The Boaty Weekender Vol. 1 album art Belle & Sebastian, Yo La Tengo, Japanese Breakfast, Tracyanne & Danny, Alvvays, The Vaselines, Whyte Horses Belle & Sebastian, Yo La Tengo, Japanese Breakfast, Tracyanne & Danny, Alvvays, The Vaselines, Whyte Horses - The Boaty Weekender Vol. 1(12", Comp, Ltd) Sixthman none 2019 Sell This Version