Wednesday, January 20, 2010

There´s Something About Mary: Molly´s Lips

That Molly is a short form of Mary was news to me actually, but I guess one is never to old to learn. And hey, it gives us the chance to put the spotlight on late eighties indie legends the Vaselines.

This shambling brainchild of Scottish duo Eugene ´Eugenius´ Kelly and Frances McKee fell apart after recording only one album and a handful of sharp singles, but one Kurt Cobain made sure their sweet sounds weren´t forgotten anytime soon. Nirvana covered three of their songs - Molly´s Lips, Son Of A Gun and Jesus Wants Me For A Sunbeam - in fine style, probably providing Kelly and McKee with some nice royalties in the process.

And to end with a trivia fact: the 1 minute and 44 seconds of naive pop bliss that is Molly´s Lips was apparently inspired by Molly Wier, a famous Scottish TV personality whose Tea-Time Tales show was avidly watched by the budding Vaselines.

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