Key in the ignition. Foot on the gas. It’s time to Start the Machine. SoCal rock legends Fu Manchu crank things up again after a nearly three-year gap between studio albums with their most aggressive and pissed-off release to date. Start the Machine, their ninth studio album in 14 years, not only reflects the frustration the band went through following their previous label’s demise, it represents a bold step forward in the evolution of its sound. You’ve never heard a Fu Manchu album that sounds like this before.