After a five-year hiatus, rock ’n’ roll’s renegade-angel savior The King Khan
& BBQ Show returns with a brand new album of high-energy, low-brow
Known as the hottest duo from Montreal to come out of Berlin, the King
Khan & BBQ Show is dirty, funny, irreverent and always a good time. Their
raw, stripped-down mix of doo-wop, early rock ’n’ roll, soul and punk is
drenched in pure energy. Known to their mothers as King Khan and Mark
Sultan, these guys make this stuff sound simple, but make no mistake—it
takes serious talent as well as balls to pull this off.
Bad News Boys takes its title from the original moniker the duo gave themselves
when they first started over ten years ago. They recently threatened to
revert to this name before deciding that it might make things too confusing.
Bad News Boys serves twelve sizzling slabs—from the beautifully soulful
“Buy Bye Bhai” to the juvenile and obnoxious “D.F.O.” (which stands for
“Diarrhea Fuck Off”)—with all the rocking lunacy that their legion of fans
has come to expect.
In their storied, sordid career, these guys have endured a roller-coaster of
successes, trials and tribulations that would’ve buried lesser men: They’ve
played with some of the coolest names in rock. Their relentless touring
schedule has included countries where few bands venture. They’ve been
kicked off tours. They’ve headlined and sold out some of the most prestigious
venues in the world. They’ve played some of the worst dumps imaginable.
They’ve been busted and jailed for shrooms mid-tour. They were handpicked
by Lou Reed to play the All Tomorrow’s Parties festival. They were
ejected from the All Tomorrow’s Parties festival. They’ve suffered mental
and physical exhaustion. They’ve enjoyed dizzying highs and suffered crushing
lows. They’ve broken up. They’ve gotten back together. Through it all,
they continually make incredible and real rock ’n’ roll music like no one
else, always with smiles on their faces, always with middle fingers held high.