Fu Manchu (Band)

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2014

    The Top 10 Stoner Metal Bands

    No other musical genre (aside from reggae) has a stronger connection to the cannabis lifestyle than heavy metal, hence the term 'stoner metal.' But of course, this term describes a subgenre that can encompass different types of metal music and mean different things to different folks; whether you'r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2013

    Top 20 Greatest OC Albums of All Time: #10-1

    For the past 18 years, faithful readers of the OC Weekly have counted on our music section for the continuous cycle of sniffing out the local albums. It goes something like this: We search for them (yeah, we get a shit ton in the mail too), we listen to them, separate the wheat from the chaff, remin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2012

    From Fu Manchu to Creepy Fingers: Brad Davis Talks Boutique Pedals and Crappy eBayers

    When the OC stoner rock band Fu Manchu began twenty years ago, the world of effects pedals consisted of a few rusty ones leftover from the 1970s waiting to be stumbled upon at random pawn shops. But today, even that world has become dominated by mass-market brands such as Boss and DigiTech that sell ... More >>

  • Music

    June 28, 2012

    Dawn of the Shred Has a Special Effect on Local Sound

    Gearheads flock to the Long Beach guitar shop for hard-to-find accessories

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2012

    Local Record Review: 'Flux' by Lucidiom

    LucidiomFluxDHP RecordsSan Clemente always seems like the kind of place where there should be some sort of wasted-and-groovy garage psych band at work -- call it the mix of surfers and San Onofre. Plus there's the whole legacy of OC legends like Fu Manchu and Nebula, so Lucidiom kicking off their de ... More >>

  • Music

    March 18, 2010

    Taking a Pass on Coachella

    [Mental Notes] Also: Little Boots kicks ass and the identity of Social D's new drummer

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2009

    Play That Riff...Literally

    Fu Manchu guitarist Bob Balch has a website devoted to music lessons. Now, that in itself isn't newsworthy, but I did a little snooping and realized he's really onto something.   Anyone who ever took a lesson knows how boring they are. A 14-year-old wants to learn Metallica riffs (at least I di ... More >>