Mark Sultan, better known as BBQ of one-man band and The King Khan
& BBQ Show fame, has been pounding out his own stew of R&B, rockabilly,
garage, doo-wop, psychedelia, punk and whatnot since he was a mere
child fronting Montreal’s Spaceshits. Releasing a slew of albums and touring
relentlessly, Sultan has established quite a reputation as a songsmith and
vocalist of the highest caliber. Recently he went into the studio and ended
up more than two albums’ worth of material. After trying to whittle it down
to one LP, In The Red decided to simply release it all (well, most of it, anyway).
Whatever I Want, Whenever I Want is two separate vinyl LPs and one
This material represents Sultan’s most adventurous and varied songwriting
to date. He ditched his normal stripped-down / lo-fi approach in favor of a
more full-bodied sound and replaced his one-man recording technique with
a complete band, all to stunning results. Whatever I Want, Whenever I Want
features a number of his musician friends; Dan Kroha of The Gories, Erin
Wood of The Spits, Cole Alexander and Jared Swilley of the Black Lips,
Bradford Cox of Deerhunter and King Khan, to name a few, all contributed.
It has something for everybody: soul stompers, doo-wop weepers, a dash of
hardcore and even an Ultravox cover!