Bad Name, Good Band

When I was posting that 4AD stuff last weekend a reader called Arthit mentioned the long forgotten Kitchens Of Distinction, who released some highly praised but hardly bought, shimmering, sonic cathedral style, indie rock in the late 80s and early 90s. They weren’t afraid to court trouble- Margaret’s Injection fantasised about killing Thatcher, and singer Patrick sang openly, out-and-proud gay lyrics, which the less open minded members of the indie crowd probably couldn’t put up with. They were often NME/Melody Maker Single Of The Week winners (and used to really mean something) and had some great moments. The Third Time We Opened The Capsule, Drive That Fast, and this one, Prize. Shame about the name though- Kitchens Of Distinction. Can’t really have helped much.