Origin: Los Angeles, California, USA  
Genres: Stoner Rock
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Last update/review: February 21, 2018

Fu Manchu

Fu Manchu was once referred to as "the band for those who miss Kyuss". Though not entirely inaccurate (No One Rides For Free, the band's debut, sounds a bit like Kyuss' debut, Wretch), labelling the band as a Kyuss clone does not do them justice. Fu Manchu do have a 70's stoner groove influence, but their songs are more straightforward and lack the drawn-out psychedelics of the later Kyuss albums. Having survived a major split early in their career (two of the foursome left to form the similarly-styled Nebula in 1997), they've retained their popularity and remain a prime stoner rock band.

Current Members

Scott Hill

guitars/vocals

Bob Balch

guitars

Brad Davis

bass

Scott Reeder

drums

Former Members/Guests

Eddie Glass

guitars (Nebula)

Scott Votaw

guitars

Mark Abshire

bass (ex-Nebula)

Ruben Romano

drums (ex-Nebula)

Brant Bjork

drums (ex-Kyuss, Stöner, Vista Chino)



Discography



No One Rides For Free  
1994 Bongload
  1. Time To Fly
  2. Ojo Rojo
  3. Show And Shine
  4. Mega- Bumpers
  5. Free And Easy (summer girls)
  6. Superbird
  7. Shine It On
  8. Snakebellies
  • Scott Hill
  • Eddie Glass
  • Mark Abshire
  • Ruben Romano



Daredevil  
1995 Bongload
  1. Trapeze Freak
  2. Tilt
  3. Gathering Speed
  4. Coyote Duster
  5. Travel Agent
  6. Sleestak
  7. Space Farm
  8. Lug
  9. Egor
  10. Wurkin'
  11. Push Button Magic
  • Scott Hill
  • Eddie Glass
  • Brad Davis
  • Ruben Romano



In Search Of  
1996 Mammoth
  1. Regal Begal
  2. Missing Link
  3. Asphalt Risin'
  4. Neptune's Convoy
  5. Redline
  6. Cyclone Launch
  7. Strato- Streak
  8. Solid Hex
  9. The Falcon Has Landed
  10. Seahag
  11. The Bargain
  12. Supershooter
  • Scott Hill
  • Eddie Glass
  • Brad Davis
  • Ruben Romano
1996 Readers' Album #61




The Action Is Go  
1997 Mammoth
  1. Evil Eye
  2. Urethane
  3. The Action is Go
  4. Burning Road
  5. Guardrail
  6. Anodizer
  7. Trackside Hoax
  8. Unknown World
  9. Laserbl'ast!
  10. Hogwash
  11. Grendel, Snowman
  12. Strolling Astronomer
  13. Saturn III
  14. Nothing Done
  • Scott Hill
  • Bob Balch
  • Brad Davis
  • Brant Bjork
1997 Readers' Album #38




Return To Earth 91-93  
1998 Elastic
  1. Don't Bother Knockin'
  2. Senioritis
  3. Pick-Up Summer
  4. El Don
  5. Ojo Rojo (original mix)
  6. Simco
  7. Space Sucker
  8. Pinbuster
  9. Vankhana (Rollin' Rooms)
  • Scott Hill
  • Scott Votaw
  • Mark Abshire
  • Ruben Romano



Eatin' Dust  
1999 Man's Ruin
  1. Godzilla
  2. Module Overload
  3. Living Legend
  4. Eatin Dust
  5. Shift Kicker
  6. Orbiter
  7. Mongoose
  8. Pigeon Toe
  • Scott Hill
  • Bob Balch
  • Brad Davis
  • Brant Bjork



King Of The Road  
1999 Mammoth
  1. Hell on Wheels
  2. Over the Edge
  3. Boogie Van
  4. King of the Road
  5. No Dice
  6. Blue Tile Fever
  7. Grasschopper
  8. Weird Beard
  9. Breathin' Fire
  10. Hotdoggin'
  11. Freedom of Choice
  • Scott Hill
  • Bob Balch
  • Brad Davis
  • Brant Bjork



California Crossing  
2002 Mammoth
  1. Separate Kingdom
  2. Hang On
  3. Mongoose
  4. Thinkin' Out Loud
  5. California Crossing
  6. Wiz Kid
  7. Squash That Fly
  8. Ampn'
  9. Bultaco
  10. Downtown In Dogtown
  11. The Wasteoid
  • Scott Hill
  • Bob Balch
  • Brad Davis
  • Brant Bjork



Go For It ... Live! (2CD)  
2003 Steamhammer/SPV
  1. Hell On Wheels
  2. Laserblast!
  3. Asphalt Risin'
  4. Mongoose
  5. Downtown In Dogtown
  6. Boogie Van
  7. Tilt
  8. Ojo Rojo
  9. Strato-Streak
  10. King Of The Road
  11. Anodizer
  12. Evil Eye
  13. Hang On
  14. Wurkin'
  15. California Crossing
  16. Over The Edge
  17. Regal Begal
  18. Godzilla
  19. Superbird
  20. Weird Beard
  21. Squash That Fly
  22. Saturn III
  • Scott Hill
  • Bob Balch
  • Brad Davis
  • Brant Bjork



Start The Machine  
2004 DRT
  1. Written In Stone
  2. I Can't Hear You
  3. Understand
  4. Make Them Believe
  5. Hey
  6. I'm Gettin' Away
  7. Out To Sea
  8. Open Your Eyes
  9. Today's Too Soon
  10. It's All The Same
  11. Tunnel Vision
  • Scott Hill
  • Bob Balch
  • Brad Davis
  • Brant Bjork



We Must Obey  
2007 Century Media
  1. We Must Obey
  2. Knew It All Along
  3. Let Me Out
  4. Hung Out To Dry
  5. Shake It Loose
  6. Land Of Giants
  7. Between The Lines
  8. Lesson
  9. Moving In Stereo
  10. Didn't Really Try
  11. Sensei Vs. Sensei
  • Scott Hill
  • Bob Balch
  • Brad Davis
  • Scott Reeder



Signs Of Infinite Power  
2009 Century Media
  1. Bionic Astronautics
  2. Steel.Beast.Defeated
  3. Against the Ground
  4. Webfoot Witch Hat
  5. El Busta
  6. Signs of Infinite Power
  7. Eyes x 10
  8. Gargantuan March
  9. Take It Away
  10. One Step Too Far
  • Scott Hill
  • Bob Balch
  • Brad Davis
  • Scott Reeder



Gigantoid  
2014 At The Dojo
  1. Dimension Shifter
  2. Invaders On My Back
  3. Anxiety Reducer
  4. Radio Source Sagittarius
  5. Mutant
  6. No Warning
  7. Evolution Machine
  8. Triplanetary
  9. The Last Question
  • Scott Hill
  • Bob Balch
  • Brad Davis
  • Scott Reeder



Clone Of The Universe  
2018 At The Dojo
  1. Intelligent Worship
  2. (I've Been) Hexed
  3. Don't Panic
  4. Slower Than Light
  5. Nowhere Left To Hide
  6. Clone Of The Universe
  7. Il Mostro Atomico




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