King Khan & Bbq Show, The / Bad News Boys
Album: Bad News Boys   Collection:General
Artist:King Khan & Bbq Show, The   Added:Apr 2015
Label:In the Red Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2015-04-24 Pull Date: 2015-06-26
Week Ending: May 31 May 17 May 10 May 3 Apr 26
Airplays: 2 2 2 3 1

Recent Airplay
1. Apr 08, 2017: Reckless Burning (The Wasteland)
Snackin' After Midnight
4. May 14, 2015: Meow
2. May 30, 2015: Buford J. Sharkley Presents: As Told to Hervey Okkles
5. May 14, 2015: A Visit From Drum
Alone Again
3. May 25, 2015: No Way To Say
We Are The Champion
6. May 07, 2015: The Sunset Life
Snackin' After Midnight

Album Review
Wallace Brontoon
Reviewed 2015-04-24
King Khan & BBQ Show! Canada's favorite doo-wop-garage-punk weirdo duo, with Mark Sultan on crazy slam-slam drum kit, and King Khan perhaps weirder still. Jangly sounds, but with krazy hooks, doo-wop tenderness, brassy soul singing... the guys have it all! I love these guys, and this is their first in over five years. (Major FCCs on #5)

1 (3:09) **** Jangly, breakneck with "bow wow wow wow" doo-wopping bass. Classic KK&BBQ garage-soul, with really sweet, aching moments.
2 (2:13) **** Bouncy, rough, insistent with Nuggets-esque psychey chord changes, "Illuminations" chanting.
3 (2:50) ** Relaxed, jangly-- talking about how his sister is going to beat you up. A bit repetitive.
4 (3:47) *** Pure blue-eyed '60s soul... big-voiced tearjerker a la Percy Sledge. "Bye bye baby" is most of the song, over and over. Pure.
5 (1:07) [FCCs -- about a million of them fuck x 20]. Insane stupid short song about diarrhoea. Hmm.
6 (2:52) **** Somewhere between bubblegum and Sonny & the Sunsets... midtempo sunshiney, sounds like the sunny underbelly of VU, somehow. "champion...champion"
7 (2:45) **** Starts with scream... stompy wonderful bluesy, harsh and rockin, but with a really sweet soul bridge.
8 (2:11) ***** Doo-wop is back, pure greaser shouter with wonderfully dumb hook "Stranded on the desert, next to an ocean of love" but with more screaming and weirdness... so great.
9 (3:16) ****************** Yes! Yes! Oh my god, if you're me, this is one of the very best tracks to have ever happened. Starts with incoherent marble-mouthed mumbling, then " crunch crunch ". Stop-and-go weirdness rockingness, slick riffs, then finally a super-hooky chorus where the cannibalism comes clear: "snacking on my baby's bones"... demented, wonderful... just absolutely yes on every possible level.
10 (2:28) **** Spooky minor breakneck rocker about killing wolfman-- brisk and moody, great--
11 (2:35) *** Heavy jangly stomper, more of the same, but the same is so good.
12 (2:30) Guitar and screaming, weird and loopy punky, gets in lockgroove at end. Super raw and punky.

Track Listing
1. Alone Again   7. When Will I Be Tamed?
2. Illuminations   8. Ocean Of Love
3. Kiss My Sister's First   9. Snackin' After Midnight
4. Bye Bye Bhai   10. Killing The Wolfman
5. D.F.O.   11. Never Felt Like This
6. We Are The Champion   12. Zen Machines