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FU MANCHU

King Of The Road

AT THE DOJO



2LP

Released: 29th Jun 2015

£19.99


RE-ISSUE OF CLASSIC FU.

After a bit of a break from albums, not counting the Return to Earth singles compilation, Fu Manchu fully fired up and took off again with King of the Road, an album that doesn't so much follow on fromThe Action Is Go as flat out continue it. Hill has a touch more bite to his vocals this time around, but otherwise there's little to differentiate the two records -- and that's very much meant as a compliment. With plenty of touring and other things under their belts, the lineup has fully jelled and sounds it,Bjork's bad-ass drumming (and occasional cowbells, of course) and Balch's insane lead guitar crunch possibly even better than ever. Together it's all one megariff and nasty, slamming rhythm after another, and face it, anyone expecting anything else from Fu Manchu really needs to find another band.Joe Barresi co-produces with the band, and while there's no extra keyboard/organ weirdness this time around, it hardly matters. In as much as there's a theme to King of the Road beyond the basics of driving, drugs, and that demon rock & roll, it's driving -- there's a reason why the cover and internal art features a slew of great '70s-era photos from a massive van rally

King Of The Road

Tracklist

  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. Drive
  10. Hotdoggin
  11. Freedom of Choice
  12.