Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Module Overload

(Godzilla's) Eatin' Dust is originally the fifth album by the Californian Stoner Rockers Fu Manchu. This album was first released back in 1999 with the fantastic line-up featuring Brant Bjork. Now there's this re-release from 2010. The difference compared to the first edition is not only cover image, but also the order of the songs. My favorites of this album are Eatin'Dust, Mongoose, Module Overload, Living Legend and of course the Blue Oyster Cult song Godzilla! Enjoy!

After releasing Fu Manchu's remake of Blue Oyster Cult's "Godzilla" as a 10-inch vinyl single in 1998 (yes, some labels were still providing vinyl in the late 1990s), Man's Ruin released the headbangers' Eatin' Dust CD in February 1999. 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. Some of the production techniques give away the fact that Eatin' Dust is a late-'90s recording, and it would be inaccurate to think of the band as impervious to the influence of '90s alternative rock. But the roots of Fu Manchu's slow, distorted riffs and grooves are early-'70s headbangers like Budgie, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple and MC5. From "Godzilla" to forceful originals like "Eatin' Dust," "Mongoose" and "Module Overload," Eatin' Dust recalls '70s metal with pleasing, if less than essential, results.
(By Alex Henderson at

Fu Manchu - (Godzilla's) Eatin' Dust (2010)


Anonymous said...

Thanx riez!!!


Wild Thing said...

Forgot to thank you for that one! Cheers dude!