15 November 2007

Kitchens of Distinction

KoD were from London and were together between 1986 and 1996. They released 4 albums but never really got too much coverage on the radio or in the music press. What got my attention was The Chart Show's Indie Chart, which had one of those 5 second clips of their single "Elephantine". As often, this was enough to know if I would like the songs. It had also proved useful, I remember, when I heard 5 seconds of The Stone Roses "Made of Stone" back when it was originally released in March 1989. That was enough to make me want to find out about the band.
Hence, the Kitchens of Distinction (named after a furniture company) became known to me and here are three of their songs which got lost in time but deserve a new hearing.

Quick As Rainbows
The Third Time We Opened The Capsule

Drive That Fast promotional video


Emma said...

Great to see someone singing the praises of KoD!

Emma x

domestic empire said...

Didn't I send you a Kitchens of Distinction in that last batch of links? I meant to.

Thanks for these anyway (",)

Onion Terror said...

You sent me a New FADS track. Strangely enough, I tend to mix those two up as well when I'm looking for songs.

domestic empire said...

Onion Terror said...
"You sent me a New FADS track. Strangely enough, I tend to mix those two up as well when I'm looking for songs."

Yes I think you're right. I got the two mixed up.

Which would explain why I was never very good at flower arranging. Always ended up getting splinters.


Max said...

I saw them on their final UK tour for the Cowboys & Aliens album supported by Drugstore - Stoke Wheatsheaf - only 16 people were there and it was brilliant!!
I was only vaguely familiar with them at the time but promptly bought the back catalogue!!

Onion Terror said...

Hi Max. I never saw them nor heard of them playing anywhere near me. Only 16 people? Maybe that's why they decided to call it a day.

Miss Parker said...

Thank you for these tracks. I am only now learning to appreciate KoD. :-)

Onion Terror said...

You're welcome. I'm glad to be of service.

Rupert Cook said...

The Kitchens never got the recognition they deserved although the majority of the critics adored them. I remember seeing them at the Fulham Greyhound many years ago.

I have been doing my own singles chart for over thirty years and Capsule spent 8 weeks at no.1.