I thought that I would post this album since the Man's Ruin label is going out of business, and this album is out of print now.
After releasing Fu Manchu's remake of Blue Oyster Cult's "Godzilla" as a 10-inch vinyl single in 1998, Man's Ruin released their sixth album Eatin' Dust CD in February 1999. Eatin' Dust featured eight tracks: five brand new recordings plus all three cuts from 'Godzilla'. Greatly influenced by the heavy metal of the early '70s, this CD offers a stripped down, garage-like approach to classic metal and steers clear of pop gloss. Fu Manchu was once referred to as "the band for those who miss Kyuss". Though not entirely inaccurate (No One Rides For Free, the band's debut, sounds a bit like Kyuss' debut, Wretch), labelling the band as a Kyuss clone does not do them justice. Fu Manchu do have a 70's stoner groove influence, but their songs are more straightforward and lack the drawn-out psychedelics of the later Kyuss albums. Nonetheless, they are as influential and representative of stoner rock as any band out there. From "Godzilla" to forceful originals like "Eatin' Dust," "Mongoose" and "Module Overload," Eatin' Dust recalls '70s metal with pleasing results.
2. Module Overload
3. Living Legend
4. Eatin' Dust
5. Shift Kicker
8. Pigeon Toe
Download: Fu Manchu - Eatin' Dust (31.2MB)