California Crossing

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California Crossing
Studio album by Fu Manchu
Released October 23, 2001
January 17, 2002 (Japan)
Recorded at Sound City Studios in Van Nuys, California
Genre Stoner rock
Length 39:27
Label Mammoth
Producer Matt Hyde
Fu Manchu chronology
King of the Road
(2000)
California Crossing
2001
Go for It... Live!
2003
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

California Crossing is the seventh Fu Manchu album release, released under Mammoth Records. The song "Mongoose" is a new version of the same song on Fu Manchu's 1999 album Eatin' Dust.

A music video was produced for "Squash That Fly", which had moderate airplay upon release.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Separate Kingdom" – 3:41
  2. "Hang On" – 3:39
  3. "Mongoose" – 4:10
  4. "Thinkin' Out Loud" – 3:27
  5. "California Crossing" – 3:36
  6. "Wiz Kid" – 3:51
  7. "Squash That Fly" – 2:56
  8. "Ampn'" – 3:35
  9. "Bultaco" – 3:11
  10. "Downtown in Dogtown" – 3:18
  11. "The Wasteoid" – 3:52
  12. "Planet of the Ape Hangers" (Japanese version only)

Personnel[edit]

  • Scott Hill - vocals, guitar
  • Brant Bjork - drums
  • Bob Balch - lead guitar
  • Brad Davis - bass guitar

Produced and mixed by Matt Hyde

Credits[edit]

Vocals on "Bultaco" by Keith Morris
Backing vocals by Fu Manchu
Engineered by Nick Raskulinecz
Recorded at Sound City, Van Nuys, CA
Vocals recorded at Aftermath, Laguna, CA
Mixed at Henson Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Mastered by Dave Collins at Steve Marcussen Mastering, Hollywood, CA
Art Direction: Unified Design Labs and Fu Manchu
Photography: Alex Obleas
Band photographs: Steven Stickler
Enhanced CD footage filmed by Ken Pucci

All songs written by Fu Manchu Strolling Astronomer Music (ASCAP) except "California Crossing" lyrics by Rodney Skelton, bass guitarist of Speedealer who were touring with Fu Manchu.

Singer/guitarist Scott Hill plays keyboards on the track "Hang On".

Keith Morris, singer of the hardcore punk band Circle Jerks sings on "Bultaco".

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