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Son of a Gun (EP)

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Released  14 August 1987
Label  53rd & 3rd
Genre  Indie Rock
Son of a Gun (1987)  Dying for It (1988)
Recorded  March 1987, Berkeley Street Studios, Glasgow
Producer  Stephen Pastel The Vaselines

Son of A Gun is the debut extended play single by Glasgow alternative rock group The Vaselines. The title-song of this EP came to a wider audience after Nirvana covered it, along with "Molly's Lips", on their compilation album Incesticide. "You Think You're A Man" is a cover of a song written by the cult-film actor Divine, while the other two were written by Frances McKee and Eugene Kelly.


Track listing

All songs written by Kelly and McKee except where noted.

Side A

  1. "Son of a Gun"
  2. "Rory Rides Me Raw"

Side B

  1. "You Think You're a Man" (Geoff Deane)


  • Eugene Kelly — vocals, guitars
  • Frances McKee — vocals, guitars
  • Additional personnel

  • Aggi Wright — keyboards on "Son of A Gun"
  • Stephen Pastel - Producer, Additional guitar on "You Think You're A Man"
  • Gordon Rintoul — engineer
  • Legacy

    A reggae version of the title track was released on the Little Roy album Battle for Seattle in 2011.


    Son of a Gun (EP) Wikipedia