Kurt and I were totally into the Vaselines, I mean, they were my favourite band, they still are one of my favourite bands. - Krist Novoselic speaking on Radio Triple J Australia, April 6th 1995.
Breaking up after just one album, Glaswegian band The Vaselines would almost certainly have slipped completely under the radar had Nirvana not championed them so noisily and frequently. Brash and lo-fi they specialised in flippant bursts of chaotic melody played with a nonchalant scruffiness, a marriage of punk attitude and pop sentiment much the same as that which permeated Nirvana’s music. They finally reformed in 2010 and released their second album, Sex With An X.
Nirvana covers of The Vaselines:
Molly’s Lips. - (released on Nirvana’s split single with ‘The Fluid’, also released on “Incesticide.” The Vaselines released Molly’s Lips on “Dying For It.”)
Son Of A Gun. - (released on Nirvana’s “Incesticide” & The Vaselines “Son Of A Gun EP”)
Jesus Wants Me For A Sunbeam. - (released on Nirvana’s “MTV Unplugged” & their “With The Lights Out boxset” The Vaselines released Jesus Wants Me For A Sunbeam on “Dying For It.”)