Friday, June 10, 2005

Song of the day: Kitchens of Distinction/"The 3rd Time We Opened the Capsule"

UK group Kitchens of Distinction are one of the sadly overlooked bands of the late 1980s/early 1990s UK music scene. The group's sound was shimmery and tuneful, with gorgeous vocal melodies and atmospheric guitars that anticipate the shoegaze sound I love so dearly. Kitchens of Distinction released four highly recommended albums on the One Little Indian label between 1989 and 1994, breaking up shortly afterwards. While they were much buzzed-about in the British music press at the time, Kitchens of Distinction never made a big splash here in the States, and their discography --save the greatest hits package Capsule-- is long out of print.

I was happy to see that we added Capsule to the Rhapsody library a few months back; it's a welcome retrospective of one of the best bands you've never heard of. Click here to check out "The 3rd Time We Opened the Capsule," the breakthrough single from the band's 1989 album Love Is Hell. Happy Friday -- and enjoy the music.


Blogger chris said...

Oh man, Kitchens of Distinction were one of my favorite bands in high school/college. I must have listened to "Drive That Fast" a million times over, my heart swooning with every listen... even when I listen to it today. Good memories, good memories. Thanks for posting this!

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