The Vaselines – Son of a Gun

MP3: The Vaselines – “Son of a Gun” from Enter The Vaselines, due May 5 on Sub Pop.

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.”

The Vaselines: iTunes, Amazon, Insound, wiki.

Fan Video: Nirvana – “Son of a Gun”

Live Video: Nirvana – “Molly’s Lips”

Video: Nirvana – “Jesus Doesn’t Want Me For A Sunbeam” (Unplugged)

Nirvana: iTunes, Amazon, Insound, wiki.

3 thoughts on “The Vaselines – Son of a Gun”

  1. bit overkill on the vaselines. i like my comp “the way of the vaselines”. it’s a good collection of a band that didn’t have that much output in the first place. there some fun stuff on there, but there’s also a lot to toss away. it’s all here again, but with demos. it’s a bit odd, since the original releases were more like demos in the first place. i’m sure it’ll be interesting for die hards and for folks that want new vinyl.

  2. I hear you, Vit. Sub Pop describes this new release as “effectively a deluxe-edition reissue of the 1992 Sub Pop release The Way of The Vaselines with a new title and new cover art from the band, and a whole lot of new material (the entirety of the 17-song second CD/third LP has been added).”

  3. I like “Way” too, and I actually think this might be one of those things where the songs become weaker when they’re cleaned up.

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