The Vaselines formed in Glasgow in 1987 and released two singles and one album, Dum Dum, on Scotland's legendary 53rd & 3rd label. Their music was a playful, sex-obsessed, and totally catchy amalgam of bubblegum and The Velvet Underground that would help form the blueprint for modern indie-pop. The Vaselines broke up in 1989 - the same week Dum Dum was released - but soon Kurt Cobain began literally singing their praises: not only did he plug them in interviews, calling Eugene and Frances his "favorite songwriters in the whole world," but Nirvana covered three Vaselines songs, igniting world-wide interest in this obscure, defunct and absolutely brilliant band. In 1992, Sub Pop released the compilation The Way of the Vaselines, introducing the band to a new generation of fans.
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