Monday, May 2, 2011

Kitchens of Distinction
"Prince of Mars"

So, this one's a bit more conventional than yesterday's, I suppose. Hey, man, I have feelings, you know? Guitarist Julian Swales' solo on this song may be simple, but it's emotionally devastating. It makes me want to grit my teeth, close my eyes, rock back-and-forth, cry, etc.

Sadly, Prince of Mars proved to the the final song on Kitchens of Distinction's final album. They did release a final single, but it was under the name Kitchen O.D. (no, I don't know why). Leader Patrick Fitzgerald went on to record a few singles and an album under the name Fruit. He followed those with a couple of EPs and an album under the name Stephen Hero, then developed a fear of spaces (or the malevolent spirit of James Joyce) and released two albums under the name stephenhero.

No matter the name, everything he's done is genius, imo.

3 biased opinions:

Biki said...

Surprisingly, I like this song. A bit on the sad depressing slow side, but very listenable. Teh guitar makes this song! I bet hubby would love this one, might have to buy it for him. Mega thanks for this.

Sutekh the Destroyer said...

Not my first encounter with KOD (I've got a copy of Death of Cool stashed away somewhere), unfortunately, they're right up there with Billy Bragg & The Smiths as exactly the type of alternative stuff that does nothing for me. Ah well, each to their own.

Lightning Baltimore said...

I saw them on the US tour for The Death of Cool and they were fantastic.

I can certainly understand them not being your kuppa, but please don't lump them in with The Smiths; they make my skin crawl.