Son of a Gun (EP)

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

Son of A Gun was 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[edit]

All songs written by Kelly and McKee except where noted.

Side A[edit]

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

Side B[edit]

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

Personnel[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]

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

Legacy[edit]

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