8 Songs, 34 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

This release pairs two Fu Manchu EPs from their late-'90s heyday. Released in 1997, Godzilla was anchored by a conclusive reading of Blue Oyster Cult’s “Godzilla,” one of the blueprint songs for Fu Manchu. Fuzzed-out guitar oozes from the song like molten chocolate from a French dessert. 1999’s Eatin’ Dust is even better. Bolstered by the addition of new members Brant Bjork and Bob Balch—not to mention Josh Homme, who contributed percussion—“Shift Kicker,” “Mongoose,” and “Module Overload” display a band charged by new energy. While they had always boasted a big engine, these songs show them shooting down the highway with the windows open.

EDITORS’ NOTES

This release pairs two Fu Manchu EPs from their late-'90s heyday. Released in 1997, Godzilla was anchored by a conclusive reading of Blue Oyster Cult’s “Godzilla,” one of the blueprint songs for Fu Manchu. Fuzzed-out guitar oozes from the song like molten chocolate from a French dessert. 1999’s Eatin’ Dust is even better. Bolstered by the addition of new members Brant Bjork and Bob Balch—not to mention Josh Homme, who contributed percussion—“Shift Kicker,” “Mongoose,” and “Module Overload” display a band charged by new energy. While they had always boasted a big engine, these songs show them shooting down the highway with the windows open.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

DrewFU ,

Huge band! Huge Sound!

Fu Manchu is about one thing: Full-on rock power. Huge fuzz guitars, huge bass, and huge drums. No messages. No gimmicks.

This record is a little different if you've never heard the band as it's LOUD. The production and mastering is as such that this is almost a live album; it's so overblown and energetic. You could seriously blow some speakers up with this record. The riffs have intensity and purpose and the fuzz tones are choice. If you like heavy music, but tire of metal, check this out!

I'm a mad fan, so I'm a little biased, but Fu Manchu is a band you can count on. You'll have your favorite songs and albums, but you'll probably never meet a fan of the band who doesn't own all of the records, because they're all good.

Goatchumby ,

This is Fu to drive to!

If you have to jump in the car and drive with relentless purpose then this is the Fu Manchu album you want to do it to!

All the songs are great but the Eatin' Dust tracks really knock it out of the park when it comes to intensity. Just make sure you listen to the tracks in their original order as opposed to what's listed. Trust me, ending the album on Pigeon Toe is a MUST!

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