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by Kitchen and the Plastic Spoons

Vintage high-energy minimal synth
Genre: Rock: Noise
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1. In Bars
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2. Blätta
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3. Happy Funeral
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4. Fantastic
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5. Icecream to God
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6. (-)
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7. Pajazzo
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8. Psch
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9. Liberty
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10. The Poet
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11. Filmen
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12. Alfabet för Analfabet
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13. Wrong Selection
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14. Polska Korridoren
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15. Uddevalla
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16. Light
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17. The Kitchen Between Your Ears
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18. Be With The Boys
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19. L'Arabe
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20. Instrumental
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Kitchen and The Plastic Spoons were formed more or less by accident in the spring of 1980.

Iggo was a member of another band, Psyco, who had a gig booked at punk haunt Musikverket in Stockholm. The band had to pull out due to illness but Iggo quickly recruited Mats and Jackie from Porno Pop to do the gig anyway. Anne joined them and took on vocal duties, they wrote and rehearsed three songs in two days and performed them under the name Gdansk.

The newly formed band immediately found themselves on a creative roll and continued writing songs and playing live, changing their name to Kitchen and the Plastic Spoons after two more shows. Helena joined the group on synth around that time making the group a five piece.
A few shows later Kitchen were invited by producer Johan Vävare to record sessions at Soundtrack Studios in Stockholm. Four tracks were recorded but only two were used- this became the Fantastic/Happy Funeral single released by the band themselves.
In an attempt to broaden their sound and artistic possibilities Kitchen invited Patrik Lindvall to join the group in early 1981. The new line up recorded their second single Ice Cream to God in Studio Decibel and released it on the newly founded Castor label.
Growing tensions within the band led to Anne leaving in the summer of 1981, to be replaced by singer/poet Iodine Jupiter, one time vocalist in Porno Pop. After recording a few tracks for compilation albums the band disintegrated in the autumn of that year, although some of the members continued collaborating under the names Kitchen and Kitchen Zoo.

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Anthony Janos c/o Trading Post

Holy Crap!
Thanx to WFMU for posting a rip of the single 'Happy Funeral' on their 'Beware The Blog' that I tripped over one day. After some research (Er, a Google search that is) I was happy to find they compiled the 'Best Off' CD. So once I got my package from CD Baby and managed to tear open the bubblepack, I immediately punished the customers at my store with a full volume listening party they never asked for. Bass, drums, vocals all played by living humans, ala '70's Devo and Residents. A must for mutants!
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Adrian Mills

Some of the best stuff I've heard in a while....
I was anxiously awaiting this release for about a month and a half, and I'm very happy to say that it surpassed my expectations. Previously released material like Happy Funeral, Ice Cream to God and Fantastic have been digitally remastered to perfection. Newer tracks like Liberty and Wrong Selection stick out as being two of my new favorite songs.

The CD art includes an in depth biography and pictures from a very underappreciated band. They say people catch on late, that is definitely the case with Kitchen & The Plastic Spoons. Best archive release since XEX's "Group: Xex." Go out, buy this album, and throw your own graveyard dance party. True minimalistic synthpunk doesn't get much better.
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