Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Band Spotlight: King Khan and the Shrines


History: Formed by King Khan in 1999 after the break-up of his band The Spaceshits.

Years Active: 1999 to Present

Label: Vice Records

Line-Up:
King Khan, Till Timm, Dream Jeans, Rahn Streeter, John Boy Adonis, Simon Says, Ben Ra, Long Fred Roller, Fredovitch

Genre: Independent Psychedelic Garage Soul

Musical Style: A throwback to early '70s soul/psychedelic acts like Jimi Hendrix and Parliament, King Khan and the Shrines play a ska that combines 2-tone with garage punk.

Best Album: What Is?! (2007)

Top Songs:
"Welfare Bread"
"Burnin' Inside"

You Might Like King Khan if you like Black Lips and Jay Reatard

1 comment:

  1. Great Stuff.... "Fool Like Me" is a classic, amongst others.

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