Kitchens Of Distinction

Kitchens Of Distinction

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Formed in Tooting, London in 1985/86 by Patrick Fitzgerald (vocals/bass), Julian Swales (guitar) and Dan Goodwin (drums). They took their name from a Hygena advertisement.

Playing powerful, melodic rock, often culminating in a magnificent crescendo of emotion amongst a glorious guitar racket.
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Kitchens Of Distinction Discography

Albums

Kitchens Of Distinction Love Is Hell (Album) One Little Indian Netherlands 1989 Sell This Version
Kitchens Of Distinction Strange Free World (Album) One Little Indian US 1990 Sell This Version
Kitchens Of Distinction The Death Of Cool (Album) One Little Indian US 1992 Sell This Version
Kitchens Of Distinction Cowboys And Aliens (Album) One Little Indian Japan 1994 Sell This Version
Kitchens Of Distinction Folly (Album) 3 Loop Music UK 2013 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

GRR3 Kitchens Of Distinction The Last Gasp Death Shuffle(7", Single) Gold Rush Records (3) GRR3 UK 1987 Sell This Version
Kitchens Of Distinction Prize (Single) One Little Indian UK 1988 Sell This Version
Kitchens Of Distinction Elephantine E.P. (EP) One Little Indian UK 1989 Sell This Version
Kitchens Of Distinction The 3rd Time We Opened The Capsule & 4 Men (Single) One Little Indian UK 1989 Sell This Version
Kitchens Of Distinction Quick As Rainbows (Maxi) One Little Indian UK 1990 Sell This Version
Kitchens Of Distinction Gorgeous Love (Maxi) A&M Records US 1990 Sell This Version
Kitchens Of Distinction Drive That Fast (EP, Single) One Little Indian US 1990 Sell This Version
Kitchens Of Distinction Innocent Rough Trade Germany 1991 Sell This Version
Kitchens Of Distinction Breathing Fear (Single) One Little Indian UK 1992 Sell This Version
Kitchens Of Distinction Smiling A&M Records US 1992 Sell This Version
Kitchens Of Distinction When In Heaven (Single) One Little Indian UK 1992 Sell This Version
31458 8038 2 Kitchens Of Distinction 4 Men(CD, Maxi, Promo) A&M Records 31458 8038 2 US 1992 Sell This Version
Flexi #26 Kitchens Of Distinction Glittery Dust(Flexi, 7", Sin) Reflex Magazine Flexi #26 US 1992 Sell This Version
Kitchens Of Distinction Now It's Time To Say Goodbye (Single, Maxi) One Little Indian UK 1993 Sell This Version
31458 8377 2 Kitchens Of Distinction Cowboys And Aliens(CD, Maxi, Promo, Dig) A&M Records 31458 8377 2 US 1994 Sell This Version
Kitchens O.D.* Feel My Genie (Single) Fierce Panda, Fierce Panda UK 1995 Sell This Version
Kitchens Of Distinction Japan To Jupiter (Single) 3 Loop Music UK 2013 Sell This Version
none Kitchens Of Distinction Tiny Moments, Tiny Omens(CD, Single) 3 Loop Music none UK 2013 Sell This Version
3RANGE-23 Kitchens Of Distinction Extravagance(10", EP, Ltd) 3 Loop Music 3RANGE-23 UK 2014 Sell This Version

Compilations

Kitchens Of Distinction Capsule - The Best Of KOD: 1988-94 (Comp) One Little Indian US 2003 Sell This Version

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casinovsjapan

casinovsjapan

June 2, 2017
edited 22 days ago
Criminally underrated, absolutely inspirational. Kitchens Of Distinction create some of the most beautiful music I have ever heard. Julian Swales is the key. Catch the last half of "Mad As The Snow" or the riff of "Glittery Dust" as examples. He is a pioneer and master of using pedals to paint broader strokes of melody; an artist that works symphonic magic with five strings.
Stanz

Stanz

September 17, 2013
edited over 3 years ago
New LP on the way from this brilliant band.
Escapist

Escapist

November 20, 2005
edited over 11 years ago
KOD clashed Patrick Fitzgerlad's melodic voice, Dan Goodwin's monstrous drums and Julian Swales' thrilling guitar into some seriously beautiful music. Having four cleverly titled albums full of terrific lyrics and excellent production from master producer Hugh Jones (except their last), KOD made themselves popular with critics and an underground fanbase. Although not financially successful, they still were one of the best groups that never should've broken up.

Damn fine English guitar driven ethereal outfit!

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