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Monday, March 2, 2009

KITCHENS OF DISTINCTION (ABO #102)


KITCHENS OF DISTINCTION
ABNORMALITIES
(1989-1996)



Another "missing", #102 this time. And if some of you were wondering where #55 is, F.Y.I. it was Sophie Moleta's baistophe and it had to be removed when her management asked.
So, anyway, here's a sweet one:
KITCHENS OF DISTINCTION!

The lush, dreamlike British pop trio Kitchens of Distinction was formed in London in 1986 by singer/bassist Patrick Fitzgerald, guitarist Julian Swales and drummer Dan Goodwin. Taking their name from a Hygena advertisement, they issued their 1987 debut single "Last Gasp Death Shuffle" on their own Gold Rush label, signing to One Little Indian after the record garnered "Single of the Week" honors in the pages of the NME. Two further singles, "Prize" and "The 3rd Time We Opened the Capsule," followed prior to the release of their 1989 debut LP, Love Is Hell. Despite the critical acclaim given the album as well as a follow-up 1989 EP Elephantine, much of the early media attention afforded Kitchens of Distinction swirled around Fitzgerald, openly gay at a time when such public candor was quite rare. Though widely considered a cult band, their 1991 sophomore effort Strange Free World debuted on the U.K. Top 40, but quickly tumbled off the charts. The Death of Cool followed in 1992, but did little to improve their commercial fortunes, and after 1994's Cowboys and Aliens also failed, Kitchens of Distinctions were dropped by One Little Indian. Upon resurfacing in 1996 on Fierce Panda with the single "Feel My Genie" (released under the name Kitchens OD), the group split; Fitzgerald subsequently continued under the name Fruit.
Here's an intoduction to this underrated band. I hope you'll like it.







The 3rd Time We Opened the Capsule




3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Excellent! Many thanks for KOD.

kingpossum said...

Wow, Kitchens of Distinction. Great call. All it might have taken is a better name for this band to have been a contender.

Thanks for the Univers Zero too! Could Henry Cow be right around the corner?

Best wishes everybody,

Ayah Gagöhn said...

Henry Cow is a big thing (especially with the huge box CD that was issued last year). But it will be, for sure. I think it will be a compilation Henry Cow / Art Bears. SFP seems to be looking after it.