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The Vaselines: I hate the 80´s (Single, 2010)

 

Después de veinte años… ya está aquí el segundo álbum de The Vaselines. Así reza el marketing que SubPop tiene preparado para el regreso en Septiembre del dúo más maldito y a la vez más adorable de la escena Indie británica de finales de los ochenta y primeros noventa, cuando gentes como Kurt Covain se quedaron prendados de ellos, como no podía ser de otra manera. La verdad es que con Eugene Kelly no podemos ser objetivos porque siempre ha sido un tipo que nos ha ganado en todos los terrenos: Vaselines, Captain America, Eugenius, Eugene Kelly… todas sus aventuras han tenido siempre ese halo de inocencia y de honestidad que nos han cautivado. Como no iba a ser menos, este single es arrebatador, en base a muy pocos acordes, una letra sincera y divertida y la guitarra de Kelly que suena como siempre. Lo cierto es que como el resto del álbum sea igual de encantador, ya imaginamos cuál va a ser nuestro álbum Pop favorito del año. Por cierto, se llamará Sex with an X. SubPop ha decidido, además, con buen criterio y para ir abriendo boca a los miles de rendidos de The Vaselines que suspirábamos por un regreso en forma de disco, regalarnos este single de adelanto pinchando en su página oficial. Nos morderemos las uñas hasta que llegue septiembre…

The Vaselines – I hate the 80´s (Single, 2010)

THE PAST
Formed in Glasgow in 1987, The Vaselines released two singles and one album, Dum Dum, on the 53rd & 3rd label. Splitting up in 1989 (in the same week their album was released), they might have faded into obscurity but for the intervention of a certain band from Seattle.
Nirvana covered three Vaselines songs, helping to fuel a growing after-the-fact appreciation of their seedy, two-and-a-half chord, garage pop manifesto.
Founding members Eugene Kelly and Frances McKee remained musically active throughout the intervening years: the former with Captain America aka Eugenius and finally as a solo artist; McKee with Painkillers and Suckle.
Eugene and Frances collaborated intermittently in the intervening years. They toured jointly and played a few of the old songs together in the wake of their respective solo project releases in 2006. But an acclaimed, unannounced appearance at a fundraiser in Glasgow’s Mono for Malawi Orphan Support in 2008 was the real catalyst for their latest, exciting bout of creativity.
Ensuing tours of America (including a stand-out appearance at Sub Pop’s 20th anniversary festival, SP20), Brazil, Japan and some UK festival dates saw The Vaselines “re-connect” with wildly appreciative audiences who had blinked and missed them the first time round. Buoyed by the success of their live return, the two punk rock chums decided to go back into the studio.
THE PRESENT
Recorded outside Manchester at the Analogue Catalogue studio in Mossley with Julie McLarnon engineering and produced by Jamie Watson who produced that first album Dum Dum,
Sex With An X was recorded the old-fashioned way: twelve songs in thirteen days (plus two b-sides). The Vaselines ca. 2010 is Eugene and Frances with guest musicians Stevie Jackson and Bob Kildea from Belle & Sebastian on guitar and bass, and Michael McGaughrin from the 1990s on drums. It may have taken The Vaselines 20 years to get round to making this baby, but it was worth the wait—bringing their solo careers to a climax. The irony has not been lost. Who says indie music can’t be fun? No hand-wringing on these tracks—just good clean smut with a twist of bitter.
THE FUTURE
…belongs to The Vaselines. (
subpop.com)

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14 junio, 2010 - Posted by | The Vaselines

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