The Coral’s James Skelly on ‘King King’

The January 2011 edition of Mojo magazine has a Red Devils mention, in the annual “The Best Thing I’ve Heard All Year” section.

James Skelly, singer and guitarist from the psych-folk band The Coral, describes his newfound love for “King King”:

John Leckie played me The Red Devils’ “King King” album when we were in the studio and I haven’t stopped playing it since. It’s from 1992 and was recorded live in Hollywood’s King King club where the group had a Monday night residency and Rick Rubin produced it, and it’s the best thing he’s ever done and it’s the best live album I’ve ever heard. It’s like early Fleetwood Mac crossed with Robert Johnson and Nirvana and they have such an aggressive sound, it goes down so hot to the tape, which really suits them. The singer, Lester Butler, he died in 1998 from an overdose but he’s one of the best harmonica players of all time.

If that’s not enough, check out the four-star review for ex-Blaster Gene Taylor’s disc “Let Me Ride In Your Automobile” on page 101.

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