“This was originally done by Freddie King. I thought about doing it, but then I brought Boogie Man to the table, which was also by Freddie King. Chris Layton said, ‘Hey, what about Palace Of The King.’ I told him I’d thought about it, but I wasn’t sure.
“From Chris’ perspective, being a drummer, this is a really great song to play. So I thought, ‘Hey, if somebody suggests something, let’s see where it could go.’ We cut it and it sounded great, so there you go. We’ve got the female background singers, and the Rebirth Brass Band are playing horns, so there’s a lot of moving parts – the whole thing just powers forward. It’s loaded with energy, and it's a killer opening track.”