Vaselines, The

Also known as Gasolines, Vaselines
Members of Vaselines, The: Charles Kelly (2), Eugene Kelly, Frances McKee, James Seenan
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Discography of Vaselines, The:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Recorded Live In London, England 11 Audio 1991 K
2 Dying For It 4 Audio 1988 53rd & 3rd
3 Dum-Dum 10 Audio Avalanche Records (2)
4 All The Stuff And More... 19 Audio 1992 Avalanche Records (2)
5 Enter The Vaselines 42 Audio 2009 Sub Pop
6 Enter The Vaselines 42 Audio 2009-05-05 Sub Pop
7 Dying For It 2 Audio 1991-07-00 Seminal Twang
8 Sex With An X 2 Audio 2010-08-24 Sub Pop
9 Dying For It 4 Audio 1991-07-00 Seminal Twang
10 Sex With An X 12 Audio 2010-09-18 Sub Pop
11 Sex With An X 12 Audio 2010-09-13 Sub Pop
12 Whitechapel (Demo) / Picked A Cherry (Demo) 2 Audio 2010 Sub Pop
13 Sex With An X 3 Audio 2010 Sub Pop
14 Dum-Dum 10 Audio 1989 53rd & 3rd
15 Sex WIth An X 14 Audio 2010-09-07 P-Vine Records
16 All The Stuff And More... 19 Audio 1992 Avalanche Records (2)
17 Enter The Vaselines 42 Audio 2009
18 Sex With An X 12 Audio 2010 Domino
19 All The Stuff And More... 19 Audio 1992 Avalanche Records (2)
20 All The Stuff And More 19 Audio 1998 Avalanche Records (2)
21 Live At Raffles, Glasgow 3/8/1987 16 Audio 1989 Not On Label
22 The Way Of The Vaselines - A Complete History 19 Audio 2000 Sub Pop
23 The Way Of The Vaselines - A Complete History 19 Audio 1992-05-01 Sub Pop
24 V For Vaselines 10 Audio 2014 Rosary Music
25 V For Vaselines 10 Audio 2014-08-00 Rosary Music
26 V For Vaselines 26 Audio 2014-09-29 Rosary Music
27 V For Vaselines 10 Audio 2014-10-07 Rosary Music


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 fantastic "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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