Tuesday, May 20, 2008

The Vaselines Return

As you may have heard, Scotland's The Vaselines are reuniting after nearly twenty years, and will be playing a few U.S. shows in July.

I won't pretend to have been a fan of the band back in the day, although I absolutely loved Nirvana's version of "Son of a Gun", and I was a big fan of Eugene Kelly's later band, Eugenius. Nonetheless, for some reason took me until last year to finally pick up The Way of the Vaselines (which compiled the band's entire recorded output onto one album). I shouldn't have waited so long.

Unless the band adds more dates, it looks like they're only going to be in New York and Seattle (for the Sub Pop 20th anniversary show). It also looks like I might have to cancel a trip in order to see them in New York. Hmmm...

Vaselines U.S. Dates
Wed., 7/9: Maxwell's (Hoboken, NJ)
Thu., 7/10: Southpaw (Brooklyn)
Sat., 7/12: Redmond, WA (Sub Pop party)

And here's some video of the band performing the aforementioned "Son of a Gun" in Scotland earlier this year.

Edited to add: Oh, and while we're at it, here's Nirvana's version of "Son of a Gun".


At 9:49 AM, Blogger Matt said...

By the way, that's half of Belle & Sebastian serving as their band. Cool. Eugene seems to have shaved his hair (or, rather, lost it).

Always convinced that had Marvel not forced them to change their name from Captain America, Eugenius would have been huge. I mean, Captain America--What an awesome band name for a bunch of Scots.

At 6:41 PM, Blogger Steve said...

Had no idea that was B&S folks in the band. Cool.

I have no idea how neither Oomalama nor Mary Queen of Scots weren't huge.


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