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Fu Manchu – “Action Is Go, The” – [Mammoth Records]

beastofbourbon   6/15/2022   A Library, CD

The Action is Go is the fourth album by Southern California Stoner rock band Fu Manchu. Although released in 1997 the music sounds like it could’ve been from 1972, 2022, or 2042. It’s timeless. The music is heavy psych with a supercharged Skate punk edge. The lyrics are about cool stuff like cars and space travel. It’s an ideal soundtrack  for driving on PCH in a souped up muscle car, skating a pool, or a midnight ride through the city on a Schwinn cruiser. Solidifying the cool factor is the 1977 photo by Glen E. Friedman of Tony Alva, an homage to Santa Cruz punk band Bl’ast! (Track 9 – “Laserbl’ast!”), and a cover of Boston Straight Edge hardcore band SSD’s “Nothing Done” (Track 14). 

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