19 Dec. 2005
This initiative came to
me as a nice surprise!
It seems really exciting because
Tchaplin was always packed whenever
the band played there. I wonder how many enthusiasts from
way back then
will now respond from behind their computer screens!
As a matter of fact, I would
really like to talk to Paul or Frank once again.
Because after all this time, the Kitchen has always held
a very warm spot in my heart.
The site is looking great and I
wish you all the best of luck with it!
Do keep me up to date on
19 Dec. 2005
Detroit, MI, USA
Well, unkle Mars here...
Been visiting and checking up on
the Kitchen-work in progress,
seems to work very well, looks good,
and is very interesting, has raised my curiosity
So, keep up the good
1 Jan. 2006
Antwerp, city of Diamonds! Seems to be true!
Hard to understand for me that
these talented guys
never really knew their breakthrough.
So, Kevin, keep up the good work.
And you guys, grab your guitars, test your drums, oil
your voices and...
Go for it once again,... please!!!
9 Jan. 2006
once "young and crazy"
I'm one of the happy few who can
boast about having seen this supreme band live
over fifteen times in the early nineties.
I guess what annoyed me most, was
the never ceasing series
of comparisons to the Doors' music and, in particular,
Paul's voice and that of the late Jim M.
The lyrics and compositions put on record and performed
by "The Kitchen",
as we, erstwhile afficionados, used
to call the band, were eminently richer
than just being mere Doors copies and drew from many a
different musical well.
Echoes of Drake, Walker, Brel, Cave, Cohen, Weill abound,
but always with that extra personal touch added.
Some of Paul's lyrics are still
among my favourite musical poetry
and Frank's guitar playing on stage, as far as I'm
concerned, was only second to
David Gilmour's. Plus Jan's exquisite and subtle keyboard
those driving basslines produced by Michel and later by
"Kitchen of Insanity"
well and truly was a major, albeit largely underestimated
the Belgian rock scene and I can but strongly recommend
anyone with an artistically inclined
rock'n'roll heart to urgently check out
their records before they've all become unobtainable
record collector's & cult items!
12 Jan. 2006
Finally a brand new website about
the fantastic Kitchen of Insanity.
Back in the early nineties, I was
a huge fan of their music,
they always had some pure and raw feeling to it,
and some lyrics that blew your head off! And then that
When I play those records, they can easily stand next to
Nick Cave or even Tindersicks.
Back then I eagerly awaited some
news about new recordings
but after their second album, that was it!
I never really quite understood why they didn't make it
To me, they had everything to become an international
15 Jan. 2006
Van den Eynden
This site is a labour of
love and very tasteful and elegant to boot!
A unique tribute to the splendour
and majesty that was the Kitchen keep it up,
spread the word!
7 June 2006
At the end of the 1970's I joined
the then 18 year-old Paul De Borger
to a concert in a parish room in Hoboken.
Halfway through his show, Paul began a striptease. Great
and panic amongst the vicar and his believers.
At the point where Paul started on his underwear, the
shut down the electricity; gone were lights and music.
Hilarity was in the air as Paul decided to leave the room
in his knickers.
31 July 2006
Truly great Kitchen website you
have set up here,
big thanks for all the info / tracks / clips made
And indeed, I'm one of the people
that really think they should have
made it big time, helas...
to my mind and ears the Kitchen of Insanity ranks
Belgium's finest: Burning Plague, Irish Coffee, dEUS...
Surfin' to the Kitchen's site
brought back plenty of good memories from days long gone.
Often met Paul and Frank in W.G.'s Soundgarden record
shop enjoying good music and
the occasional drink, or two, three... A lot of the
heavy fans at their gigs were also Soundgarden regulars.
At Kitchen gigs there was always something more than just
good music and enthusiast performing: real
One would almost forget Paul's strong lyrics... ... that
were days to be loved.
30 Jan. 2007
The best kept secret from Belgium
finally has a website. Great job Kevin.
It seems I'm not the only one
who's missing the Kitchen.
So the next step is bring them back together !!!!
I know you can do that. The force is with you.
|12 Dec. 2007
Greetings to you from Indiana
(what a strange and exotic place eh?)!!
I was guided to your site by your "Jackie, once
young and crazy". He describes
their sound as "musical poetry". I have to
I read all the lyrics before
listening to the songs, completely
enamored with them unaccompanied. Once combined
with the music,
well my friends, there is the art and they were masters
Keep up the wonderful work!
p.s. I am fairly certain I was
Anais Nin in my prior life...he he he!
|18 Dec. 2007
The Kitchen Of Insanity. It brings back great
Heavenly albums. Fantastic concerts. I never quite
understood why it all had to end.
Anyway , it's great to see that they are still alive and
well on the internet
and of course in the minds of numerous fans.
Great site Kevin.