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Southern California’s Fu Manchu offers a unique blend of sound that is distinctly their own – one dominated by crunchy guitar riffs and a sense of ‘70s style cool. The band’s sound also has more life and swagger than most of their stoner peers. Fu Manchu is led by singer and guitarist Scott Hill.
No One Rides for Free, the band’s debut album, was released in 1994. It was followed by The Action is Go in 1997. Their 2000 and 2001 releases, California Crossing and King of the Road, were considered definite documents of the band’s outlook and sound. While the band slowed down in the 2000s, they still released two new albums.
Gigantoid was released in 2014, while Clone of the Universe was released in 2018. Fu Manchu started as a West Coast hardcore band named Virulence. Formed in 1985, the band’s members included vocalist Ken Pucci, bassist Greg McCaughey, guitarist Scott Hill, and drummer Ruben Romano.
Pucci left the band in 1990 and was replaced by Glenn Chivens. With the new lineup, the band also pursued a new creative direction. After changing their name to Fu Manchu, the band released the single Kept Between Trees, which was released in 1990. After several lineup changes, the band released No One Rides for Free.
Daredevil, their second album, was released in 1985. The band toured relentlessly to support the album. In Search Of . . ., the band’s third album, was released under Mammoth Records. After another change in the lineup, they released The Action Is Go in 1997. Critics considered it a step forward for the band.
After releasing California Crossing in 2001, the band went through another lineup change. Fortunately, the new lineup became the longest-running and most stable yet. After leaving Mammoth Records, the group joined DRT Entertainment and released Start the Machine in 2004.