wow, the kitchens, not only primo shoegaze but early queer rock, i fondly remember one of their lps with a red colored sleeve and the word sea in its title but someone i was involved with stole it along years ago with another 100 records inside a case logic, damm it, i loved them
This is my first lengthy exposure to them. My cousin, who used to sing in a local "shoegaze" band back in the mid 90's, burned it for me to listen to. She said it was excellent and she was right.
Indeed, another band that didn't get the recognition that they deserved. Genuinely emotive music and Capsule is a great compilation. Everyone should buy it and then collect their albums. The Death of Cool is a true masterpiece
I mentioned them in the "shoegazer" thread earlier, and am jazzed so many seem to remember them.
I caught them live here in Chicago (at the now-25 years-old-this-year Metro club of course!)--would've been for the "Death Of..." release. I still have the tee shirt! Damn, that was back in 1992 or 93?! Feeling my years for sure now! Anyone else ever see them live? They were JUST as good if not better than the sonic assault that were their albums.
Was WAY into these guys back in the proverbial day, programming them on the college radio station that I worked at (and I agree "Death Of Cool" was prob their masterpiece, although certainly "Strange Free World" and "Love Is Hell" nothing to sneeze at either). In fact, "Prize" was one of the first singles I ever heard of them when I first started working at the radio station. Ahhhhh, memories!
In fact, I've not only all their full albums, but a series of 12"'s as well, with b-sides and extra cuts (so you can tell at the time I was a big geek for 'em!). Not many back then that I was a completist about.:
They certainly had a quality run, and lasted longer than many did: 1989-96.