|Originally called Captain America, Eugenius is the second band from the talented Scottish guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Eugene Kelly. While Eugenius trades in the spare charm of The Vaselines for a more traditional, guitar-driven power pop rush, the band is no less enjoyable; Kelly's talent for simple, unassuming pop songs hasn't disappeared and several of the band's best numbers rank with the best of his previous band.
Like The Vaselines, Eugenius was helped by the support of Kurt Cobain, who had the band open for Nirvana on their 1991 tour of Europe, as well as praising Eugene Kelly in many interviews. By the time Eugenius' second record was released in 1994, the band had earned their own audience. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, All Music Guide