Album So Here’s What’s Happening Right Now
posted by June 5 at 13:40 PMon
I’m listening to the Vaselines. For the first time. Ever.
I know, right?
I can’t really explain how I managed to avoid them for my entire life. I like Nirvana, I like the versions Nirvana did of their songs “Son of a Gun,” “Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam,” and “Molly’s Lips,” and I even knew they were Vaselines’ songs. But I never got around to listening to the actual Vaselines. My secret came out last week after I mentioned one of the Nirvana covers, and both Grandy and Schmader laughed at me because of it.
Well I’m finally getting my poop in a group; I’m listening to The Way of the Vaselines. Favorites so far: “Lovecraft,” “Rory Rides Me Raw,” and “Molly’s Lips.”
P.S. to Grandy: You’re totally right. Their version of “Son of a Gun” is totally better than Nirvana’s. I think the plinking piano is making my heart beat faster.