The Vaselines are an alternative rock band from Glasgow, Scotland. Formed in Glasgow in 1986, the band was originally
a duo between its songwriters Eugene Kelly and Frances McKee,
but later added James Seenan and Eugene's brother Charlie Kelly on bass and drums respectively from the band Secession.
Alternative rock, indie pop, indie rock
19861989, 1990, 2006, 2008present
Sub Pop, K Records, 53rd & 3rd
The Pastels, Captain America, Eugenius, The Painkillers, Suckle, Teenage Fanclub, Nirvana, BMX Bandits, The Famous Monsters
Eugene Kelly vocals, guitar
Frances McKee vocals, guitar
Stevie Jackson guitar
Bobby Kildea bass
Michael McGaughrin drums
James Seenan bass
Charlie Kelly drums
Did You Know:
Found success after "Son of a Gun" and "Molly's Lips" were covered by Kurt Cobain on Nirvana's album "Incesticide" (1992)
and later "Jesus Doesn't Want Me for a Sunbeam" covered on MTV Unplugged in New York (1994).
Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain once described Kelly and McKee as his "most favorite songwriters in the whole world".