not without irony that Peder Hedman now plays guitar in the ’80s-style punk
band Bicentennial Rub, since Hedman spent the actual ’80s far removed from
punk. He was too deeply ingrained in psychedelia at the time
Fu Manchu’s fuzzed-out punk- and stoner-rock hasn’t changed much over the years, which is kind of reassuring. Two decades after their inception, the California group is still cranking out boisterous songs about killing time and shirking adult responsibilities. Lest anyone mistake the group for pushovers . . .