|Genres:||Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||indie indie pop scottish twee alternative lo-fi indie rock alternative rock|
Formed in Bellshill, Lanarkshire, Scotland, in 1986, the Vaselines initially comprised Eugene Kelly and Frances McKee. The duo completed two singles, Son Of A Gun and Dying For It, which balanced Kellys abrasive guitar work with his partners more melancholic style. McKees quirky intonation was particularly evident on the b-side of the latter, Mollys Lips, a song later adopted by US band Nirvana, who maintained an affection for the Vaselines work. James Seenan (bass) and Charles Kelly (drums) joined the pair for Dum Dum, which emphasized the groups irascible fascination with matters carnal, evident on titles such as Sex Sux (Amen) and Monster Pussy. Shop Assistants guitarist David Keegan augmented the Vaselines prior to their demise in 1987, after which Kelly briefly joined the Pastels before founding Captain America (later Eugenius) with Seenan.