Their song writing chops may have been over looked until Kurt Cobain gave The Vaselines some much needed praise and recognition back in the 90s (yeah, remember the days of MTV Unplugged?). But Sub Pop is dusting off some of the band's best work, remastering it and will be releasing The Vaselines' complete collection as a deluxe CD and LP set early this May.
Sub Pop originally released the compilation of the band's entire music collection in 1992 with The Way of The Vaselines: A Complete History, but on May 5 the label will be reissuing the compilation as a two CD and LP set that will include 17 new song, according to Fact Magazine [via The Daily Swarm]. The new compilation, Enter The Vaselines, will have new mixes, unreleased demos, and live recordings from the band.
The Vaselines formed in 1986, and though they only released two EPs and one full album, the band was able to influence the likes of Kurt Cobain, who is quoted saying The Vaselines were his "most favorite songwriters in the world." Nirvana covered several of the band's songs, including "Jesus Don't Want Me For A Sunbeam" and "Molly Lips", which helped land the Scottish band some much needed recognition. The Vaselines broke up in 1990, but have been performing live on and off since 2006.