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Wednesday, March 25, 2009
I'm so excited that they are releasing a deluxe edition of the Vaselines catalog. This band is just so great, it's been hard to only have one album of Vaselines material to satisfy me. I can't wait to hear all the demos and live recordings... this is a dream come true.
The eternally beloved Scottish twee duo the Vaselines basically owe their legendary status to two things. (OK, three, if one of those things is the actual music that they made.) The band got two big public boosts, both of which came after their 1990 breakup. One was a frothing endorsement from Kurt Cobain; Nirvana famously covered "Molly's Lips", "Son of a Gun", and "Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam". The other was The Way of the Vaselines, a 1992 Sub Pop reissue that collected the band's two EPs and their one full-length album. And now The Way of the Vaselines will get its own deluxe reissue.
On May 5, Sub Pop will release Enter the Vaselines, a monster two-CD/three-LP set that will include everything the Vaselines ever recorded plus some. Besides everything that they already reissued on The Way of the Vaselines, Sub Pop will also include unreleased demos and live recordings, taped in Bristol in 1986 and London in 1988. After this, there will basically be no more Vaselines stuff left to reissue, which means the band, who reunited for a few shows in recent years, will just have to go ahead and make another album.
The Vaselines have two shows lined up for this year so far: March 27 at the Forum in London and May 28 at the Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona.