Kurt Cobain’s Favorite Songwriters Return With Third Album in 27 years
Scottish duo The Vaselines (not to be confused with London's The Vaccines) are back with their third album since forming in 1987, and you should care because you know their old material even if you don't even realize it. This incredibly un-prolific Glaswegian band was one of Kurt Cobain's favorites, and he called the band's founders, Eugene Kelly and Frances McKee, his "most favorite songwriters in the whole world." Which is why Nirvana recorded three official Vaselines covers: "Molly's Lips," "Son of a Gun," and "Jesus Wants Me For A Sunbeam," which Cobain and co. did as "Jesus Doesn't Want Me for a Sunbeam" for MTV Unplugged in New York.
The band's new album, V for Vaselines, will be released October 7 on Rosary Music, and the self-produced effort will be full of short punk songs inspired by a chance encounter with a Ramones cover band in Glasgow. Can't go wrong with that.
Hear the new LP's lead single "One Lost Year" below.