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Another classic in the making from premiership stoner crew,
By A Customer
This review is from: Action Is Go (Audio CD)
Blending as they do 70's Sabbathesque riffage with elements of Iggy and the Stooges, Blue Cheer's 60's fuzzed-up guitar sound and the Californian-inspired imagery embraced by Van halen, Scott Hill's Stoner crew have come up with a release that has clearly built on the previous 4 releases. The 63 minute Action is Go opens with "Evil eye" which explodes with the sought of power only dreamt of by other bands of the genre. What set Fu Manchu apart are the brilliantly delivered vocals, which really give the music an American indie edge a la the Pixies and Sonic Youth.
Kerrang! magazine gave this release a clear 5/5 Ks, whilst NME gave it 9/10!! saying "The Action Is Go' is one hell of a sound. It revels in the extremities of all that's come before it and in doing so makes the memories of those eras ten times more exciting than their reality ever was"
Along with the Queens of the Stone Age, the Manchu boys are really blazing a trail not seen since Nirvana and Seattle grunge scene.
CHECK IT OUT!!