Newcastle based label Kitchenware were a bit like Some Bizzare Records as they licensed out their acts under the label banner on other bigger record labels. So you had Prefab Sprout releasing via Sony (formerly CBS), The Kane Gang and Martin Stephenson & The Daintees through London Records. Finally there was Hurrah! who were distributed by Arista Records. The common theme here was that they signed grounded artists that could also write some very cool music.So today I heard the news that after twenty-nine years the label has decided to call it a day. Other artists of note that have used their services included Editors, Lighthouse Family and Fatima Mansions. Who can forget such brilliant albums as ‘Steve McQueen‘ or ‘Boat To Bolivia‘ that are often heard in my house. On a lighter note the video to ‘King Of Rock & Roll‘ makes me grin alot when I see someone dressed up as a hot dog! Keith Armstrong who founded the label can sit back and feel proud of his achievements.