Friday Full-Length: Fu Manchu, Daredevil

Fu Manchu, Daredevil (1995)

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Many services may even scam students by extracting the payment but not delivering what they promise them. As a result, students requiring assistance with dissertations may feel helpless eventually. Daredevil, the sheer songcraft in cuts like “Trapeze Freak,” “Gathering Speed,” “Sleestak,” “Egor” and “Push Button Magic,” the structure of the album — CD era linearity, to be sure, but still vinyl-ready at 11 tracks/43 minutes, and indeed reissued by the band on LP in 2015 via their¬† WITH THE BEST Education Essay Writing SERVICE. On time delivery. Anonymous & Secure. Native experts with a Ph.D. degree. High quality guarantee. 10% discount for new customers . BUY ESSAY AND GET OUR COOL BENEFITS FOR FREE. Turn-it-in report. 1v1 consultanted writer. unlimited revision +50 words free. Profreading. Formatting. Customer support. Draft (if required) ORDER STEPS. 12+ years in academic At the Dojo¬†imprint; it’s up on their Bandcamp page — and the performances themselves leave no doubt that¬† why cant i do my homework Fsu College Application Essay Help Online College Admission Essay Help Com pharmacy school admissions essay a phd thesis Fu Manchu were aware of the sound they were seeking out. The groove that would so much come to fruition on subsequent outings like 1996’s¬† In Search Of…¬†(discussed here) and 1997’s The Action is Go (discussed here), the Eatin’ Dust 10″ in ’99 and 2000’s King of the Road, was already embedded in their sound, and in its toneand overarching flow,¬†Daredevil shows that without question. It emits that SoCal sense of cool born of skate and surf culture that still resonates nearly a quarter-century later, and not just because kids are walking around in flannels and boots again (hilarious though that is), but because it taps into the timeless notion of American self-determinism; the will and ability to look at what the masses are doing and say, “nah, not for me.” As long as there’s been cool, that’s been it, and listening back to¬†Daredevil¬†now, thinking of it in its world-just-getting-over-grunge-and-wondering-what’s-next context,¬†Fu Manchu were doing precisely that.

As the band continued to evolve into the immediately-identifiable processes it continues to carry out to this day — their latest album,¬†Clone of the Universe (review here), is a winner — so too did the lineup change.¬†Daredevil marked the departure of¬†Abshire from the four-piece with¬†Hill,¬†Romano and lead guitarist¬†Eddie Glass, and the arrival of bassist¬†Brad Davis, who remains in the lineup. One might then think of it as a bridge between¬†the debut and¬†In Search Of… to come, but that does something of a disservice to the chorus of “Coyote Duster,” the¬†fu manchu daredevilstart-stop riff and¬†Glass‘ solo there, or the shimmy in second cut “Tilt,” which backs “Trapeze Freak” at the outset and, like that track, tosses the name of the record into the lyrics. Certainly at the time¬†Daredevil came out, no one knew¬†Fu Manchu would be back the next year with a genre landmark, and while¬†Daredevil still has its formative elements in terms of their approach, to listen to the semi-spaced push of “Travel Agent” and its ultra-stoned nodder compatriot “Sleestak” and its consciousness-drifting answer in “Space Farm,” the roots of what they’d become are right there in the depth of distortion, the weight of their rhythm and their seemingly endless supply of hooks. “Lug” has some elements of the Southern Cali punk scene that birthed them, and “Egor” and “Wurkin'” back-to-back are solid mid-paced groovers that are no less memorable than anything before them while retaining their edge as more than just exercises in songwriting. Top it off with “Push Button Magic” as a late highlight, and¬†Daredevil winds up as a completely underrated inclusion in the¬†Fu Manchu catalog. It may be the that the¬†Hill/Glass/Davis/Romano lineup were getting their feet under them in these songs, but there’s no question they absolutely did so at some point before they hit the studio to record. Seriously, who’s gonna fight with¬†Glass‘ watery solo in “Space Farm?” Jerks, that’s who.

There’s no denying — and I mean none — what¬†Fu Manchu would go on to create, and I’m not taking anything away from those records. And as¬†Glass and¬†Romano departed in order to re-team with¬†Abshire in¬†Nebula, and¬†a fresh-off-Kyuss¬†Brant Bjork took over on drums and¬†Bob Balch came in on lead guitar,¬†Fu Manchu‘s delivery only continued to smooth itself out to a point of unmatched fuzzy refinement. One could argue that 2001’s¬†California Crossing and 2004’s¬†Start the Machine (the latter their lone release on¬†DRT Records, which at that point was also handling¬†Clutch) took them too far into a commercial direction, but that’s mostly a quibble with production value, since¬†Fu Manchu have always been and remain an immediately accessible listen. Even unto their¬†Century Media¬†years with 2007’s¬†We Must Obey¬†(discussed here) and 2009’s¬†Signs of Infinite Power¬†(discussed here), which beefed up their fuzz considerably, they never had anything approaching pretense in their sound, and their latter-day work on 2014’s¬†Gigantoid¬†(review here) and the aforementioned¬†Clone of the Universe, has found them reopening the conversation with their punk and hardcore roots with a rawer take while retaining an affinity for the heavier elements they helped make so essential in the first place. Classic band? Definitely.

And most importantly, the value of¬†Daredevil¬†extends beyond the academic to the songs themselves. 23 years after the fact,¬†it’s still a gnarly listen, brimming with attitude and a quality of output that, yes, demonstrates clearly that¬†Fu Manchu‘s vision of fuzzy heavy rock was not happenstance, but moreover, simply kicks ass. To my knowledge, they’ve never played it in its entirety live as they have¬†The Action is Go,¬†In Search Of… and (I believe)¬†King of the Road, and I’m not sure they would, as it doesn’t have the same kind of profile as those records, but if any of these tracks made its way into a set, as “Push Button Magic” still does every now and then, I can only imagine feeling lucky to be there to see it.

As always, I hope you enjoy. Thanks for reading.

If you’re reading this, that at least means I made it to the end of the week enough to get it posted, so you’ll pardon me if I take a second to congratulate myself on that.

Before I get into anything else, I want to say thanks to everybody who listened to the first episode of The Obelisk Show on Gimme Radio. Can’t even begin to tell you how much that means to me. If you get the chance, it’s re-airing two more times over the next couple days:

Saturday, Sept 29 at 11am ET / 8am PT
Monday, October 1 at 11am ET / 8am PT

If you get to check it out, it’s hugely appreciated.

I’ve already turned in a playlist for a second episode — yes, it starts with YOB — but have to learn how to use their voice-recording dealy before it actually gets to air. We’ll see how it goes. Either way, my plan is to bring on The Patient Mrs. for a guest spot following up on the first episode’s cameo.

And next week I’m also traveling to Norway for the H√łstsabbat festival, so I might try to chase down dudes in Asteroid or Elephant Tree, etc., and see if they want to record a couple minutes to air at a later time. That would probably be episode three. Look at me, thinking ahead.

I leave for that on Thursday, get into Oslo on Friday. Fest starts Friday evening, runs through Saturday, starting in the afternoon, and then I fly back on Sunday. Quick, efficient, in and out. My flights have a layover in Copenhagen, but nothing long enough to actually leave the airport. Still, I’ve never been to Denmark. Now at least I can say I was in and out. That’s more than I’ve ever been able to do with Sweden, much to my ongoing shame.

But I’m looking forward to¬†H√łstsabbat and incredibly grateful for the chance to get back there. It’s going to be good.

The Patient Mrs., The Pecan and I were in Connecticut last weekend, and it was good to get out of the house for a couple days and kind of reset the brain after having to put The Much-Missed Little Dog Dio down. At least not be somewhere where¬†everything reminds me of her, which seems to be the case at home. It’s been rough. I know loss is universal, and everyone goes through it, and it always sucks, but some you feel more than you feel others. This one I’ll have with me for as long as I have anything.

What part of the week I didn’t spend writing or falling asleep against my will, I mostly spent taking care of the baby. Last semester, The Patient Mrs.’ schedule allowed her to come home between classes, feed him before she went back, and at least give me a couple minutes to get a post up or do something crazy like shower or go to the bathroom. The shifts (that is, mine) are longer now and her commitments outside of teaching classes are manifold. Lot of meetings, lot of favors done for colleagues. The Pecan is 11 months old as of earlier this week. He’s walking and babbling, climbing the furniture and getting into absolutely everything, but he’s also a lot, a lot, a lot of fun right now.

He’s had stretches where it’s been hard to take — those early teething stretches were not great — but (fingers always crossed) he’s sleeping through the night, which I know because I’m up for most of it and have the baby monitor on while I write, and he wants to play and read books and mash up blueberries and laugh and have a good time. Sure, we spent all day yesterday watching the Kavanaugh hearing, and that was probably the most screen-time he’s ever had, but even so, it’s a blast to chase him around the room, pick him up, give him his stuffed Porg to play with and so on. A lot of fun. Feels good. Money is super-tight — as in, The Patient Mrs. got paid last Friday and we were broke by the time I finished grocery shopping and buying gas this past Tuesday — but “daddy” is the best job I’ve ever had, hands down.

Emotions.

I’ve got a lot of stuff in the works for next week, including at some point a Wasted Theory video premiere that needs to get placed, but here’s where the notes are at right now ahead of the Norway trip:

Mon.: Megaton Leviathan interview and track premiere.
Tue.: The Exploding Eyes Orchestra album stream.
Wed.: Bourbon album stream.
Thu.: Probably Wasted Theory video premiere or otherwise Windhand review.
Fri.: King Buffalo interview… me.

A word about that last entry: Yes. Drummer Scott Donaldson from King Buffalo wanted to do an interview with me. He sent me questions and I answered them, and I’m going to post that on Friday. It was a fun, silly kind of thing, and it feels super-weird and self-glorifying in a way that makes me really, really uncomfortable, but it gives me another chance to talk about their new record, so whatever. I hate the thought of posting it like it’s some ego trip like who the fuck am I to think anyone gives a shit about anything I say other than “yo, riffs are cool,” but yeah. I’ve told myself I’m putting it up and in all likelihood, unless I can manage to talk myself out of it between now and then — as, rest assured, a big part of me is trying to do — it’ll be up sometime before the fest starts on Friday in Oslo.

Alright, that’s enough. It’s 5AM and time to put up the first of today’s six posts. Woof. Then maybe I’ll have some more coffee and read or go back upstairs and try to crash out for a bit until the baby gets up, which I expect he will within the hour. I was up a few times between when I first fell asleep at 9PM and 2:30AM when the alarm went off, so whether it’s during baby-nap or what, more sleep is probably going to happen today one way or another.

Have a great and safe weekend, and again, thank you for reading. Back Monday, and please check out the forum and the radio stream.

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3 Responses to “Friday Full-Length: Fu Manchu, Daredevil

  1. Rick says:

    Dug the gimme radio show. Laughed at the nic they gave me for the chat.Whatever. Appreciate you being involved in that as well.
    You sounded pretty damn comfortable to me. And I gather it’s been a while. Hope the show continues.

    best,

  2. Mark Cave says:

    ahead of its time. different in a good way. Listen to this and then we you get burned out switch to King of the Road. The grooves are endless on this one though. More breakdowns.

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