Khannibalism / Ernest Jenning Record Co. are thrilled to announce Murder Burgers, the first-ever solo album from legendary psychedelic soul iconoclast King Khan. The album features renowned psych rock combo The Gris Gris as Khan’s backing band. “It’s A Lie,” the first single from the long-gestating collection is available to stream below….
King Khan, master of psychedelic R&B that he is, used all of his magic to reunite one of his all time favorite bands The Gris Gris from Oakland, California to back him up on this long player. Produced by Greg Ashley at his Creamery Studio, which has since disappeared because of the unfortunate gentrification of Oakland, Murder Burgers shows a more singer/songwriter side to King Khan, while mixing in his classic garage punk swagger and many more subtle influences here and there.
You can taste a lot of Stooges, screaming saxes in full Steve Mackay style, pounding pianos, some Bakersfield California Country swing, some haunting desert sunset vibes and most of all the classic rock n’ soul that has become King Khan’s genuine signature sound. The resulting gumbo is as tasty as ever and even has the Oakland Taco King, Oscar “El Tacoban” Michel on bass and legendary Oakland drummer for hire Garrett “with an A in the O” Goddard bashing the skins.
“We made this album in about one week,” Khan said. “I got the Gris Gris to back me up and do a few shows in all the murder capitals of America. In Chicago we even had Andre Williams come and join us on stage for a song… it was quite a trip, and then we holed up at the Creamery and put it all on to analog tape with Greg Ashley twiddlin’ his knob like there was no tomorrow. It was a bitch slappin’ good time and a tribute to how much love I have for Oakland, and especially to all the good times we had at the Ghost town gallery and eating Big Poppa’s burgers. Oakland may never be the same, but it will always be in my heart!”