The Vaselines are playing again!
[T]he Vaselines are reuniting! The Scottish act, helmed by Eugene Kelly and Frances McKee, will reconvene for at least two festival performances in 2008. Hooray!
The first goes down May 16 at Dunfermline, Scotland’s Carnegie Hall as part of Tigerfest. A bona fide Scottish lovefest, this gig will find the Vaselines sharing the bill with Teenage Fanclub’s Norman Blake and the Pearlfishers’ David Scott, all while backed by members of Belle & Sebastian!
And hey, the second appearance ain’t too shabby either. The Vaselines will help celebrate the 20th anniversary of Nirvana’s onetime label home Sub Pop at Redmond, Washington’s Marymoor Park on July 12. Sub Pop also, of course, helped keep the Vaselines on the map by releasing The Way of the Vaselines: A Complete History back in 1992.
Almost everybody in my age group loves this band. They came out just when we were in our middle school/high school years, and then Nirvana covered them a whole bunch, which made listening to the original Vaselines versions instead of Nirvana’s that much hipper. I remember practicing with one of my bands in a warehouse around 1992 and singing “Molly’s Lips” over and over again in an endless loop. Goddam was that fun.
Boy howdy, do I wish I could get myself to Redmond, Washington by July 12th. But do I smell the stench of Coachella, 2009 in their itinerary?
Anyway, here’s some footage of them stumbling through a song to whet your whistle.