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This release is a double barrelled act of dynamic aggression. Legendary outfits The Vaselines, and The Pooh Sticks combine on a very special release. On August 29th, as part of the first wave of RSD releases, this double-edged sword is something special for the collectors. Both influential bands add versions of “Dying For It” to a double ‘A’ side, coloured single. And it is an excellent celebration of both bands.
The Vaselines, the band Kurt Cobain worshipped relentlessly, have become a cult outfit since they recorded and released the original in 1988. That release appeared on the Ep of the same name, which also included the Nirvana covered “Jesus Don’t Want Me For A Sunbeam” (MTV Unplugged), and “Molly’s Lips”, again covered by Nirvana along with The Fluid. That snippet of history gives further insight into the importance of Scotland’s The Vaselines. Now updated with a respectful remaster, “Dying For It” detonates with the impact of the original. Opening with that instantly recognizable flourish of guitar, before lifting off. It is a modern classic.
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