History and Formation: Formed in Berlin, Germany in February 2009 shortly after the Black Lips fled India after an incident of homosexuality and nudity. The Black Lips met up with King Khan and Mark Sultan (BBQ); all members collaborated to form Almighty Defenders and recorded an LP.
Label: Vice Records
Members: Cole Alexander, Jared Swilley, Joe Bradley, Ian St. Pe, King Khan, and Mark Sultan.
Musical Style: Psychedelic gospel-influenced soul music.
- “The Ghost With The Most”
- “All My Loving”
- “She Came Before Me”
Upcoming Releases: Almighty Defenders (9/22/09, Vice Records)
My Opinion: Having been just a few feet away from the likes of the Black Lips, King Khan, and Mark Sultan all in the past few months (I effectively witnessed the Supreme Genius in all of them), there’s really nothing comparable to the energy and performance brilliancy of their live shows. When I heard of them joining forces, I experienced a rare sense of excitement. As Chris mentioned to me, Almighty Defenders is a super-super-group since King Khan and Sultan are already a supergroup, playing under the name the King Khan & BBQ Show.
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