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Fu Manchu is a Southern Californian band, who released their debut single “Kept Between Trees” in 1990. They have been featured on compilations put together by Tony Hawk and ESPN’s X Games, and invited to perform on the US television program Monster Garage. They are featured in the video game The BIGS 2.

Fu Manchu originally formed in 1985 as a hardcore punk band called Virulence. The line up was vocalist Ken Pucci, guitarist Scott Hill, bassist Mark Abshire, and drummer Ruben Romano. In 1987 Abshire left the band and was replaced by Greg McCaughey. They recorded their debut LP If This Isn’t a Dream… in 1988, which was released on Alchemy Records (1989). In 1990, Pucci left the band and was replaced by vocalist Glenn Chivens, and they changed their name to Fu Manchu. Soon after they released the “Kept Between Trees” 7 inch single on Slap A Ham Records. McCaughey was replaced by Mark Abshire. Chivens also left the band around this time for unknown reasons. Rather than search for a new vocalist, Scott Hill added lead vocalist to his guitar duties. To compensate, Scott Votaw was recruited as lead guitarist. In 1992, Fu Manchu released three 7 inch singles: “Senioritis,” “Pick Up Summer,” and “Don’t Bother Knockin’ (If This Vans Rockin’)”. In 1993, Votaw left the band and was replaced by lead guitarist Eddie Glass, who had previously played drums in the band Olivelawn.


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    Very... very, fuckin, go-o-o-o-od!!! Gorzila - awesome! =)

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  • MisterJunior

    @onecanofcoke You're basically correct that their sound hasn't varied much from album to album (although there are minor variations if you pay close attention; their earliest stuff tended to be more monolithic and less song-based, where since California Crossing or perhaps a bit earlier they've got more of a classic rock-inflected, song-oriented style) but there are plenty of great bands who don't necessarily specialize in variety and artistic growth, i..e. the Ramones and Motorhead. Fu Manchu may not be spectacular all of the time but their familiarity breeds consistent dependability, which can be comforting and welcome.

    2 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Overdrive777

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    18 Oct 2014 Reply
  • mark4all

    Оооооооооочень круууууууто )))

    21 Sep 2014 Reply
  • MultiverseMann

    LOVE their new album!!!

    25 Aug 2014 Reply
  • onecanofcoke

    Fu Macnhu seems like a great band until you realise they have the same sound throughout ALL albums...

    15 Aug 2014 Reply
  • xGrouchx

    normalnie pazani washe

    28 Jul 2014 Reply
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  • SamBeters

    Hell yeah!

    22 Jul 2014 Reply
  • BeSpont

    A! WE! SOME!

    24 May 2014 Reply
  • volimsir

    Goddammit, the new album kicks so much ass. But their sound definitely got way punker and aggressive. I'm half-expecting the next album to be a hardcore punk one (No Warning shreds) I liked them as a groovier band, I like them like this too. But No One Rides For Free is still my favorite.

    15 May 2014 Reply
  • DerMitlogger

    Gigantoid is a masterstroke from Fu Manchu again!!!

    9 May 2014 Reply
  • cryptic-death

    new albums killer!

    7 May 2014 Reply
  • KamDiv

    Gigantoid kicks ass [2]. Nice comeback by one of the grooviest bands in the genre.

    6 May 2014 Reply
  • iPowder

    Gigantoid: Shit's good! |m|

    5 May 2014 Reply

    Gigantoid kicks ass. It's hard to put my finger on why its so good, but must attention grabbing since California Crossing.

    30 Apr 2014 Reply
  • yodaman5606

    Gigantoid is wildly different from everything else they've done it... I'm loving as I love all their stuff and I will enjoy seeing them again tonight.

    30 Apr 2014 Reply
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