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The Vaselines

"The Vaselines" were an indie rock band from Edinburgh, Scotland. Formed in 1986, the band was originally made up of only Eugene Kelly and Frances McKee, but later added James Seenan and Charly Kelly.

The band released two singles, "Son of a Gun" and "Dying for It", prior to releasing an album. In 1989 they released their only album, ''Dum Dum'', on the record label Rough Trade. Following the closing of the record label 53rd and 3rd, which they had originally signed to, the band broke up in 1990. However, they reunited later that year to open for Nirvana when they played in Edinburgh.

Though they were not widely known when the band existed, covers of their songs by Nirvana and Kurt Cobain's tendency to mention them as an influence brought exposure to the band. With their songs "Son of a Gun" and "Molly's Lips" covered on Nirvana's album ''Incesticide'' and "Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam" covered as "Jesus Doesn't Want Me for a Sunbeam" on ''MTV Unplugged in New York'', the band gained a new audience from people who wanted to discover the bands that influenced Cobain (a similar situation happened to the band The Meat Puppets). Due to this new exposure, in 1992 Sub Pop relea...

country Edinburgh, Scotland
status Inactive
years active 1986–1990
music genre Indie rock
current members Eugene Kelly, Frances McKee, James Seenan, Charly Kelly
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