Fu Manchu is a Southern Californian surf rock band, who released their debut single "Kept Between Trees" in 1990. Rolling Stone describes their sound as: :"Super heavy and bass happy Detroit rock 'n' roll is totally deep-fried, fuzzed out, window breakin', pot sellin', sleepin-in-the-van, skater metal." 1
The lyrics on Fu Manchu's releases tend to stick to the topics of pinball, muscle cars, UFOs/Bigfoot, and skateboarding. They have been featured on compilations put together by Tony Hawk and ESPN's X Games, invited to perform on the US television program Monster Garage, and featured in the documentary about skateboarding's founding crews, Dogtown and Z-Boys.
Fu Manchu originally formed in 1987 as a hardcore punk band called Virulence. Their primary influences were the bands Black Flag and Bl'ast. The line up was vocalist Ken Pucci, guitarist Scott Hill, bassist Greg McCaughey?