Molly's Lips

Album: Way Of The Vaselines (1992)
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  • This is about the Scottish actress Molly Weir, who played Hazel The McWitch in late '70s/early '80s BBC children's show Rentaghost. Vaseline founder member Eugene Kelly recalled to NME September 25, 2010: "Molly used to have this programme before the news on Scottish TV (Teatime Tales) where she'd tell all these stories from her childhood. She always struck us as a great character, so we just wanted to sing a song about kissing her."
  • Nirvana covered this on their 1992 album Incesticide.

Comments: 3

  • Alasdair from Newdigate, Englandanother good cover version, apart from the Nirvana one, is by English band the Paddingtons
  • Jon from Oakridge, OrLiked Nirvanas cover.
  • D from 1, AlThis song was named for the BBC television actress Molly Weir.
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