Kitchens Of Destruction's members came from Switzerland, Spain and Monmouthshire, but formed after meeting at a house party in Tooting, South London in 1986. They signed to One Little Indian two years later and released their debut album Love Is Hell in 1989. Their allusive, complex lyrics were groundbreaking – vocalist Patrick Fitzgerald sang about life as an unreconciled gay man in a way that was far from in-keeping with the then-trends for gay pop. Strange Free World (1991) and The Death of Cool (1992) followed, both featuring the buoyant production of Hugh Jones (Echo & the Bunnymen, R.E.M.). The multi-faceted latter, which in hindsight many consider the band's finest record, was named in honor of the passing of Miles Davis and fell victim to grunge and gangsta rap trends. This essential vinyl reissue serves as the first time The Death of Cool has appeared on the format since it's original release.