It’s hard to tell if The King Khan & BBQ Show is more infamous than famous.
Since the 2004 release of their first self-titled debut, the pair has earned
itself a place in rock ’n’ roll history by inspiring both critical reverence and
insanity (fervor for the band’s live show has occasionally manifested itself as
live sex acts).
The King Khan & BBQ show’s long-awaited third full-length album will
not disappoint the band’s admirers or their devoted cult following. Invisible
Girl marks a return to the trademark doo-wop-laced, anthemic garage rock
that earned the band their fame and their infamy. The record exhibits their
effortless fluency in rock ’n’ roll’s tenets and traditions, but as Mark Sultan
(otherwise known as BBQ) notes, it also includes “a song so vile that it
cannot even be mentioned.”
After releases in the interim on revered labels such as Crypt, Norton,
and Fat Possum, King Khan and BBQ have returned to L.A.’s In The Red
Records for Invisible Girl.