Vaselines, The – “Sex With an X” – [Sub Pop Records]
Hailing from Glasgow, the Vaselines had a short, but influential run in the late 1980s, releasing only one full-length album before breaking up in 1989. After a reunion tour in 2008, they ended up recording this new album “Sex with an X,” which coincided with their recent tour in Fall 2010. I caught them live last fall and it was an amazing romp through their repertoire of old and new songs. This release captures the fun, energy, passion, and humor that I loved during their live performance. It’s timeless pop with girl/guy vocals and treatises on love, days gone by (“I Hate the 80’s”), and sex….