Oh wow, The Vaselines have recorded their first album together in 20 years, Sex With An X, due September 14 on Sub Pop. In exchange for an email address, you can download a 320kbps MP3 of “I Hate the 80’s,” a poppy little jam that turns recent revisionism on its head: “What do you know? You weren’t there. It wasn’t all Duran Duran Duran Duran. You want the truth? Well this is it: I hate the 80s because the 80s were shit.”
Sure, that’s simplistic and we all know there was as much great music recorded and released in the 80s as in any other decade, but it’s easy to forget how much dong the mainstream actually huffed in that decade. Of course there was good stuff, too, but there was definitely more than its fair share of absolute shit. Way more.
And here’s an old MP3: The Vaselines – “Son of a Gun” from Enter the Vaselines.