I always have had pretty eclectic taste in music but I grew up on punk, garage and power pop. Those genres will always be my first love and King Louie has always been at the top of my list for all of three.
King Louie has been in numerous bands including The Exploding Hearts, The Royal Pendeltons and King Louie & His Loose Diamonds.
He has joined Memphis legends Jay Reatard and Eric Oblivian in Bad Times along with Jack Oblivian and Harlan T. Bobo (in King Louie & His Loose Diamonds). If you are a fan of The Exploding Hearts or The Oblivians, you need to check out King Louie.
Below is a live show performed on the WFMU show “Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock”, December 1, 2011.
“The legendary King Louie Bankston has been a mover and shaker on the rock and roll scene for years, including as a founding member of New Orleans garage rockers the Royal Pendletons, Portland’s Exploding Hearts, the Persuaders, the Loose Diamonds and as his own one-man band. The Missing Monuments, his latest project, teams Louie with Seattle guitarist Julien Fried for a power-pop raveup so good that it has to be heard to be believed! So far, they have an album and single out on the Douche Master label”. – DJ Joe B.