The Vaselines reform for Scottish Festival

Kurt Cobain favourites play triumphant gig at Tigerfest

The Vaselines performed a reunion gig last night (May 16) at Tigerfest in Dunfermline.

Supporting Teenage Fanclub singer Norman Blake, the band arrived on stage at 7.45pm at the town’s Carnegie Hall to a small but enthusiastic crowd before launching straight into ‘Son Of A Gun’ – one of three tracks that were once covered by Nirvana.

“This is our first all seated gig,” joked singer Eugene Kelly. “It’s all a bit grown up, not very punk rock is it?”


The Scottish duo, who were also joined by members of Belle & Sebastian, then blasted through a set full of crowd-pleasing favourites that included ‘Molly’s Lips’ and ‘Sex Sux (Amen)’.

The biggest cheer of the night was reserved for ‘Jesus Doesn’t Want Me For A Sunbeam’, which Kelly introduced by saying: “We write songs about shagging and baby Jesus, this one is about baby Jesus.”

It was evident that the duo had not played together for over a decade when singer Frances McKee slipped up on ‘You Think You’re A Man’, as she continued playing while the rest of the band were finishing, prompting them to continue for an extra chorus.

They ended their 30 minute set with ‘Dying For It’ before Kelly thanked the crowd for coming. He added: “Thank you very much for not spitting at us.”

The Vaselines will play the 20th anniversary of Sub Pop records in Seattle on July 12-13.

They played:


‘Son Of A Gun’

‘Monster Pussy’

‘The Day I Was A Horse’

‘Jesus Doesn’t Want Me For A Sunbeam’

‘Oliver Twisted’

‘Molly’s Lips’

‘Sex Sux (Amen)’

‘Rory Rides Me Raw’

‘You Think You’re A Man’

‘Dying For It’

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