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The Action Is Go

FU MANCHU The Action Is Go (Mammoth) Invoking the legendary thunder of Blue Cheer as well as the clanging cowbell boogie of Mountain, this Santa Monica quartet creates a near-perfect facsimile of circa-’71 heavy rock. Lyrically, Fu Manchu’s songs (about strolling astronomers, burning roads, abominable snowmen) mean next to nothing, but the music’s sheer goonish density should strike a chord in the hearts of rock-addled mall rats across America. A-

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