ALEX LIFESON To Guest On New FU MANCHU Album

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ALEX LIFESON To Guest On New FU MANCHU Album
« on: December 04, 2017, 20:56:31 PM »
Southern Californian hard rockers FU MANCHU release their 12th studio album, "Clone Of The Universe", on February 9, 2018 via their own label At The Dojo Records. The upcoming record will be their first in four years, following the 2014 release of "Gigantoid".
 
"Clone Of The Universe" marks a new chapter for the "fuzz rock" pioneers as they mix the straight ahead blistering rock with unexpected time shifts, featuring tracks like the roaring cuts "Don't Panic" and "(I've Been) Hexed" and the dynamically complex "Clone Of The Universe" and "Slower Than Light". The centerpiece of the album is "Il Mostro Atomico", an 18-minute-8-second side-long epic featuring a special guest performance by Alex Lifeson, guitarist and songwriter of the legendary band RUSH. Heavier than anything they've ever done and broken into four distinct sections, it's new ground for a band that's been pushing the boundaries of "fuzz and wah" since its formation in 1990.
 
The band will be playing two album-release shows in Southern California before hitting the road in Europe in March of 2018 and returning to the U.S. in May of 2018. Additional 2018 shows will be announced in the coming months.
 
"We are excited to get out and play this stuff, especially 'Il Mostro Atomico'," says founding guitarist Scott Hill. "We think it's some the strongest music we've ever done. We really love the overall sound of the album and having Alex play on it is just incredible. It gives it that special validation for the idea that we had to try something like a side long song."

http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/rushs-alex-lifeson-to-guest-on-new-fu-manchu-album-clone-of-the-universe/

It would be nice if they brought Alex along in March  ;D
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Re: ALEX LIFESON To Guest On New FU MANCHU Album
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2017, 09:51:27 AM »
Sounds interesting - I have a couple of their albums - California Crossing and Start the Machine and saw them many moons ago - will certainly check this new release out next year  8)

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Re: ALEX LIFESON To Guest On New FU MANCHU Album
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2017, 08:49:24 AM »
Well I didn't see that coming.  :o

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Re: ALEX LIFESON To Guest On New FU MANCHU Album
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2017, 09:59:27 AM »
California Crossing is a great album - no shortage of cowbell either!

Action Is Go has one of the best album covers ever.

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Re: ALEX LIFESON To Guest On New FU MANCHU Album
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2017, 12:06:31 PM »
One of my favourite bands. Interesting to see what they sound like if they have gone all prog.
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Re: ALEX LIFESON To Guest On New FU MANCHU Album
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2017, 12:23:31 PM »
One of my favourite bands. Interesting to see what they sound like if they have gone all prog.
You going to see them on the 27 March in London? - if so, see you there.

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Re: ALEX LIFESON To Guest On New FU MANCHU Album
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2018, 10:03:29 AM »
You going to see them on the 27 March in London? - if so, see you there.
Hopefully.

Try this in the meantime
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/fu-manchu-lyric-video-for-clone-of-the-universe-title-track/
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Re: ALEX LIFESON To Guest On New FU MANCHU Album
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2018, 19:57:17 PM »
Well that was pretty fantastic
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« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2018, 12:58:13 PM »
Sounds bloody brilliant - will be checking this out :)
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Re: ALEX LIFESON To Guest On New FU MANCHU Album
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2018, 18:11:29 PM »
SCOTT HILL On Getting RUSH's ALEX LIFESON To Guest On New FU MANCHU Album: 'We Couldn't Believe It'
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/scott-hill-on-getting-rushs-alex-lifeson-to-guest-on-new-fu-manchu-song-il-mostro-atomico-we-couldnt-believe-it/

On approaching RUSH guitarist Alex Lifeson to appear on "Il Mostro Atomico":
Scott: "First off, I would never of thought Alex Lifeson would have been on our record, ever, ever. Our manager is friends with his manager and they were talking: 'Hey, what's Alex up to?' 'He's in the studio playing guitar.' Their manager went 'What's FU MANCHU up to?' Our manager is like 'They're getting ready to go in and do a record.' And I think our manager, at some point, was like, 'Would Alex like to play guitar on FU MANCHU's record?' 'Let me check.' He got back and said, 'Yes, send him a demo of the song.' So, we thought it's got to be the 18-minute song on the record, it just has to. We had a rough version of it and sent it to him. He listened to it and said 'Yeah, I like it. Let me know what you want me to do.' We were like 'What?!?' Is this a joke? We couldn't believe it. We're just, like, 'Alex Lifeson is asking us. What the hell?' So, we went into the studio and recorded it in the studio and sent it up to him and he just played guitar all over the place and said, 'Use whatever you want, however much you want, do whatever you want with all that guitar.' It fit perfect in this section where we all kind of drop out. He just made this rhythm guitar, he made it up himself and kept going with it. He did all this cool sci-fi type feedback, even a couple of pick-slides in there. It fits perfect. We were very excited."
On whether he thinks there's a chance Lifeson will join FU MANCHU onstage for a live rendition of the song:
Scott: "Oh God! If he ever, anywhere, anytime, if he was to show up at a show and we got word that he was onsite, we would stop what we were doing, give him a guitar, and play the song immediately. Or whatever he wanted to do. If he wanted to play drums, whatever. I don't know. We'll see. Hopefully."
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Re: ALEX LIFESON To Guest On New FU MANCHU Album
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2018, 13:12:26 PM »
Be nice if he showed up in London at the end of the Month ::) 8)