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Local H is a Grunge band, formed by Scott Lucas (lead vocals, guitar, bass) and Joe Daniels (drums). The two began playing together in their Illinois high school in 1987. After failed attempts at recruiting a bassist, Lucas took the unique approach of adding bass pickups to his electric guitar.
Local H's first album, Ham Fisted, was released in 1995 to rather mediocre reviews. Their 1996 album, As Good as Dead was certified gold and contained the popular singles "Bound for the Floor" and "Eddie Vedder (song)." It was much more critically well-received, as was the 1998 follow up, Pack Up the Cats, which spawned the single "All the Kids Are Right". Unfortunately, the album's chances of success were stifled when their label, PolyGram, merged with Universal and the album was all but forgotten during the transition.
Daniels left the band in 1999, leaving Lucas to recruit former Triple Fast Action drummer Brian St. Clair later in 1999. Brian St. Clair was the drummer for Triple Fast Action and a drum tech for Bun E. Carlos of Cheap Trick. The two released their fourth album Here Comes the Zoo in 2002 under the Palm Pictures record label. The No Fun EP followed in 2003 and their fifth and most recent album, Whatever Happened to P.J. Soles?, was released in April 2004 to favorable reviews.
In 2005 the band received a good deal of publicity after performing a cover of the Britney Spears hit "Toxic". The studio-recorded cover was available on the band's website, and it can now be found as the last, and only studio recorded, track of Alive '05, a live album the band released in 2005. "Toxic" has been performed in recent concerts.
Local H has also been known for their creative ideas in concerts. In 2003 the band auctioned off a concert on eBay, and the group also performed in 2004 at the Fritz's Corner tavern in Zion, Illinois, which is where the group originated. ("Fritz's Corner" is also a song by Local H on their As Good as Dead album.) In 2005 the duo performed a series of setlist request shows, where fans who attended the shows got to vote before the show began on what seven songs they would like to hear the band play. A good friend of the band, Gabe Rodriguez, would often accompany the band on tours and emerge during songs to provide backing vocals or kazoo playing. In 2006, they put up a new song called "Michelle" on the internet, followed by another song entitled "Them's Fighting Words". These two tracks will most likely be on the upcoming CD, which will be released in 2007 or 2008. An EP has also been discussed as an option either before or after the CD comes out, with the cover of the TV on the Radio song "Wolf Like Me".
Also, every Halloween night Local H plays at Double Door night club in Chicago, masquerading as another group. In previous years they have performed as Nirvana, Tom Petty, Oasis, The Doors, Led Zeppelin and Sex Pistols.
Local H is currently managed by former Triple Fast Action member Wes Kidd for Silent Partner Management.
Mid 2007 there was rumours on the bands forum about a possible Australian tour. These rumours were then fueled further when dates started appearing on venues websites such as the Annandale Hotel. The tour was confirmed when the tour dates were posted on the bands official myspace page in September 2007 which is only the second time the band has toured Australia, first Australian tour was in 1998 with Superjesus.
September 2007 was the month that Local H fans had waited for when there was a post on the band's message board about their upcoming album 12 Angry Months which is set for release in early 2008. This was backed up by an Australian press release by their Australian label Only Music when they announced their Australian tour in 2008. Press Release
Local H is highly regarded for their frequent and energetic live performances, mostly in the Chicago area. Scott, however, does tend to be stand-offish and moody with the crowds. His bizarre behavior includes climbing dangerously up a wall into the balcony at the Metro in October of 2005 during a performance of "Fuck Yeah, That Wide" and diving onto a fan that bumped into his microphone stand during a separate performance.
Drummer Brian St. Claire is an avid birdwatcher, while frontman Scott Lucas is an avid drinker of Maker's Mark whiskey.
Local H's web page has a message board where rabid fans and casual listeners can weigh in on various topics.
-Brian St. Clair.