MP3: The Vaselines – “Sex with an X” from Sex with an X, due September 14 on Sub Pop.
The title track to the Scots duo’s reunion album. Welcome back!
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.
Of course, 11 of the 14 tracks were already available on their regular website, but this lets you grab it all in one handy zip file. Plus, the site just looks great!
3. Mark Sultan – “Hold On”
10. Zak Sally – “Why We Hide”
14. Flight of the Conchords – “Hurt Feelings”
Kurt Cobain was such a fan of this Scots band that he recorded covers of three of their songs: this one, “Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam,” and my all-time favorite Nirvana song, “Molly’s Lips.” Enter The Vaselines is a remastered collection of pretty much everything the Vaselines did, including “never-before-heard demos, and live recordings from 1986 in Bristol and 1988 in London.”