The Vault: Stepping Into Kitchens Of Distinction

Mar 13th, 2007 // 6 Comments

kodpic.jpgBy popular request–okay, one request, but still–we hereby present a few tracks from London’s now-defunct Kitchens of Distinction, whose soaring-but-spooky guitar pop put them in the same league as House Of Love and the Chameleons. Three tracks from the group’s 1991 classic Strange Free World are below; if you can’t hear some Interpol in “Polaroids,” then you’re probably a member of Interpol:

Kitchens of Distinction – Drive That Fast [MP3, link expired]
Kitchens of Distinction – Quick As Rainbows [MP3, link expired]
Kitchens of Distinction – Polaroids [MP3, link expired]

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  1. Emerson Dameron

    Sweet, sweet KoD. This is how grown-ups mope.

    Everything on the Capsule anthology is amazing.

  2. Ned Raggett

    Yup yup yup. I was able to see them three times during their lifetime at various LA shows, and while I regret the slight case of tinnitus I have, I don’t regret at all that I got it from the final time I saw them do “Drive That Fast.”

  3. J DTZR

    Yeah, KoD were TEH AWESOME. Julian Swales is one of the few guitarists alive who knows how to properly use effects pedals.

  4. chrisb

    KoD were way, WAY ahead of their time. They’ve clearly inspired at least a dozen bands getting heavy airplay on alt radio today. I was just listening to the new Bloc Party CD and remarked how much “I Still Remember” sounds like it could have been on Strange Free World.

  5. kid icarus

    Another inspired delve into the Vault. Thanks again for making my afternoon perfect.

  6. brasstax

    Yeah, I’d have requested this too had I thought of it! I loved them.

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