The King Khan & BBQ Show, ‘Invisible Girl’ (In the Red)
Onstage, King Khan has been known to holster the microphone between his ass cheeks. But even knowing that still doesn’t prepare you for the anatomical, scatological, and carnal onslaught of “Tastebuds,” the third track off his second album with Mark “BBQ” Sultan. Also shocking: It’s blisteringly infectious doo-wop rock, suitable for tapings of Hollywood A Go-Go as hosted by Beavis and Butt-head. Khan’s trashy Sam Cooke and Bo Diddley impersonations are uncannier than ever, but it’s Invisible Girl‘s ratio of 1960s tribute to 21st-century blaspheming that makes it his most immediately enjoyable work yet.