Origin: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Genres: Stoner Rock
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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 (Nebula)

Ruben Romano

drums (Nebula)

Brant Bjork

drums (Kyuss, 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




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




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

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



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

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



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

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



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

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



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


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