Thursday, 20 February 2020

Fu Manchu - D.O.A.

Thursday, time for a cover.

"D.o.a" is a tune by the American hard rock band VAN HALEN and is taken from the second studio album "Van Halen II", released on March 23, 1979. As of 2004, it has sold almost six million copies in the United States.

It's a tune that first saw it's lite on the demo that was sent to Warner Brothers. The lyrics were in some instances completely different from the final version, and some parts that were mumbled, that could be the reason why it wasn't on the first album.

The tune is written by and Edward Van Halen.

Today's version is by the American stoner rock band FU MANCHU, taken from the EP "The Hung Out to Dry". It was released in 2006 on Liquor and Poker Music/Century Media Records. It contains a CD with four songs and a 7" with two songs. Both are in one special package called "The Deuce". It looks basically like a double-LP but is single-sized. The artwork was by John McGill who later designed We Must Obey. FU MANCHU will head out on a 30th Anniversary Tour, that including dates in West Coast US, Canada, UK and Europe, see all the dates below and enjoy today tune!

Upcoming Tourdates:

Mon, APR 27 The Rebel Lounge Phoenix, AZ
Thu, APR 30 Barracuda Austin, TX
Fri, MAY 1 House of Blues Dallas Dallas, TX
Sat, MAY 2 The Secret Group Houston, TX
Tue, MAY 5 Motorco Music Hall Durham, NC
Wed, MAY 6 Baltimore Soundstage Baltimore, MD
Thu, MAY 7 Bowery Ballroom New York, NY
Sat, MAY 9 Underground Arts Philadelphia, PA
Sun, MAY 10 The Sinclair Cambridge, MA
Tue, MAY 12 Grog Shop Cleveland, OH
Wed, MAY 13 Bottom Lounge Chicago, IL
Sat, MAY 16 Gothic Theatre Englewood, CO

European dates:

Thu, JUN 11 Freak Valley Festival Netphen, Germany SOLD OUT
Sun, JUN 14 Gruenspan Hamburg, Germany
Tue, JUN 16 Patronaat Haarlem, Netherlands
Wed, JUN 17 Cabaret Sauvage Paris, France
Sat, JUN 20 Azkena Rock Festival Gasteiz / Vitoria, Spain
Sun, JUN 21 Graspop Festival Dessel, Belgium
Mon, JUN 22 Laiterie Strasbourg, France
Wed, JUN 24 Santeria Toscana 31 Milano, Italy
Thu, JUN 25 Les Docks Lausanne, Switzerland
Fri, JUN 26 Kulturzentrum Schlachthof Wiesbaden, Germany
Sat, JUN 27 Backstage Halle Munich, Germany
Tue, AUG 11 Great American Music Hall San Francisco, CA
Thu, AUG 13 Hawthorne Theatre Portland, OR
Fri, AUG 14 Neumos Seattle, WA
Sat, AUG 15 Imperial Vancouver Vancouver, Canada
Tue, AUG 18 The Ritz San Jose, CA
Thu, SEP 24 Club Academy Manchester, United Kingdom
Fri, SEP 25 Shepherd's Bush Empire London, United Kingdom
Sat, SEP 26 Garage Glasgow, United Kingdom
Mon, SEP 28 Button Factory Dublin, Ireland
Tue, SEP 29 o2 Institute 2 Birmingham, United Kingdom
Thu, OCT 1 KUFA Esch-sur-sûre, Luxembourg
Fri, OCT 2 Up In Smoke Festival Pratteln, Switzerland
Fri, OCT 2 Up In Smoke Festival Pratteln, Switzerland
Sun, OCT 4 Pumpehuset Copenhagen, Denmark
Mon, OCT 5 Pustervik Göteborg, Sweden
Tue, OCT 6 Rockefeller Music Hall Oslo, Norway
Wed, OCT 7 Nalen Stockholm, Sweden 
Fri, OCT 9 FESTSAAL KÜCHE Berlin, Germany
Mon, OCT 12 Substage Karlsruhe, Germany
Tue, OCT 13 Effenaar Eindhoven, Netherlands
Wed, OCT 14 AB Bruxelles, Belgium

Back to the states dates:

Sat, NOV 7 Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA
Sat, NOV 14 The Wayfarer Costa Mesa, CA
Sat, DEC 12 Casbah San Diego, CA

More info @

Official Fu Manchu Web

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