California Crossing

California Crossing is the seventh Fu Manchu album release, released under Mammoth Records. "Mongoose" is a different, shorter version than that which appeared on Fu Manchu's 1999 album Godzilla's/Eatin' Dust. "The Wasteoid" is one of the band's few instrumentals.

California Crossing
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Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 23, 2001
January 17, 2002 (Japan)
Recordedat Sound City Studios in Van Nuys, California
GenreStoner rock
ProducerMatt Hyde
Fu Manchu chronology
King of the Road
California Crossing
Go for It... Live!
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

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

The title track was featured on the soundtrack for the video game Tony Hawk's Underground.

Track listingEdit

  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)


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

Produced and mixed by Matt Hyde


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".


  1. ^ "California Crossing - Fu Manchu". Allmusic.