Khan: Who Never Rests
Who Never Rests is a celebration of a man who is in full control of his sound and vision. With his previous albums on Matador, the journey was just starting. With “1-900 GET-KHAN” Khan launched the persona of a male hustler, selling himself to the audience by performing in a pair of underpants with “KHAN” stitched on the ass. It certainly got the party started! Then with “No Comprendo”, Khan produced a living-homage to the artists that inspired him, collaborating with Diamanda Galas, Andre Williams, Kid Congo Powers, Brigitte Fontaine, Julee Cruise, and Stereo Total’s Francoise Cactus. He toured and produced with Kid Congo Powers (The Gun Club, Bad Seeds, The Cramps) and he recorded and toured as Captain Comatose (“Going Out” and “Up in Flames”) on Playhouse: one giant disco party!
Now the party isn’t really over?it’s just mutated into a celebration of Khan. “Honey, it’s been a journey to the moon and back?” he sings on “Favor After Favor”, and that summarises Who Never Rests pretty well. Now he’s quite literally found his voice. Six years ago, he had other people sing his songs and now it’s him ? solo. Unashamed. Upfront. Honest. All or nothing. Khan times 20!