King Khan & BBQ Show
Now, I could tell you about Mark Sultan, I mean, BBQ's past in bands like Les Sexareenos or The Spaceshits. I could tell you about King Khan's pseudo-celebrity in Europe, or his own past in The Spaceshits, or his solo work. But you probably wouldn't give a shit. So let's talk about the real nitty gritty - The King Khan & BBQ Show.
First, I must say that these guys are fuckin blood brothers, man. Real tight. They always maintained that they would lay waste to this miserable world. And so they began in 2002. BBQ visiting my man King Khan, and jamming out their black magick in his Nazi-bunker rehearsal space. Songs flowed endlessly like blood from a cancerous abcess. They took it easy, honing their craft, playing sporadically to crowds outraged by their incredible sound and nasty live show. Orgiastic, anarchic, hypnotic and personal are the shows to this day. I've seen the blow-jobs and blood, the pick-ups and puke, the dancing and the laughing. Two guys. One smashing snare, bass drum and tambourine with his bare feet, molesting his guitar and singing like a possessed angel. The other spinning and howling like a freak while belting it out on his guitar like a real gone savage. What does it all sound like? It sounds like five men. People throw the typical suspects into their descriptions as a defense against the real sound: The Velvet Underground, 13th Floor Elevators, Black Flag, The Falcons, Sam Cooke, The Users, The Sonics, The Cramps, Bo, Jerry Lee, The Gonn... Their sound is all of this and more, but all of their own. The show? A mess. Love songs, punkers, improvised riot-starters, dance-floor shakers, sing-along stompers, wild rockers - you name it. They always drench the crowd in raw energy, and they're always the last ones dancing and drinking at the bar. They've toured the US, Europe and South America. They are international antiheroes and ambassadors. After a sold-out 7-week tour of the USA this past autumn, championed heavily by the American media, The King Khan & BBQ Show are ready to conquer Australia, Israel and Europe to make clear what so many music fanatics already know - they are easily one of the top, most highly regarded rock'n'roll bands in the world. They are coming to support Los Angeles' In The Red Records reissue of their 'classic, mind-blowing' debut album, originally released in 2005, as well as a new, instantly sold-out EP on the highly revered Crypt Records. The band is at the top of their game, covered by bands like The Black Lips and Jon Spencer's Heavy Trash and cited as 'one of the best live shows in the world' right now. They are an awesomely surreal site to behold; a stunning garage rock machine of the highest calibre, playing incredible original hits that never end. From youngsters to oldsters alike, their crowds sing along incessantly and let their freak-flags fly in joyous solidarity when The King Khan & BBQ Show hit the stage, clamouring like entranced dervishes to be a part of a growing phenomenon. Give into their spell and live forever. Watch and enjoy: pig pig:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdErUesvmm0waddlin' around: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ellItasoK2s heavy trash covering hold me tight:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bieuGcFA18 fish fight: http://www.safetypin.ca/motion/bbq_kk_01.htmlhttp://www.marksultan.com/kingkhanandbbqshow.htmlhttp://www.myspace.com/thekingkhanbbqshowhttp://www.intheredrecords.com -Allen Ginseng