Live: Local H Make A Zoo Out Of CBGB's





Local H have always been overlooked. Their breakthrough album As Good as Dead came out when the "Seattle Sound" was reaching a peak and bands that had that grungy guitar tone were being scooped up by labels left and right. After some moderate success with singles, "Bound for the Floor" and "Eddie Vedder", Scott Lucas and Joe Daniels headed to the big city of Chicago from Zion, IL to plunge headfirst into the scene. The very solid but ignored Pack up the Cats came out with little fanfare in 1998. Since then half of duo left the band ñ Daniels was soon replaced by Triple Fast Action drummer Brian St. Clair. The H also added additional rotating guitarists changing the makeup of the band from power duo to a sometimes-trio. With a new lineup and label (Palm Pictures) Local H look to show the rock world whatís up ñ proving that rock can still be loud, hard, vital and accessible to the masses without the aid of a DJ or scary mask.



Local H came to NY to rock it the old way at the venerable CBGBís. Their set ripped through songs off their last two albums and gave the crowd a taste of new material off their forthcoming LP Here Comes the Zoo including: "Hands on the Bible", "Half Life", "Son of Cha" and "Keep Your Girlfriend Away from Me". The crowd was a mix of industry onlookers and diehard high-fiving motherfuckers moshing it up (so 90ís of them) and singing along to every word that Scott Lucas (in gorilla costume) belted out. Brian St. Clair was a monster on the drums, hair flailing as he beat the hell out of the skins and the always fun cowbell. Backup vocals were provided by the guitar and drum techs who helped fill in the vocal sound and give that nice warm family feeling up on stage. Many of us rock fans have been waiting for a "return of rock" and while Creed may not be what we had in mind, we can all at least be excited for Local H to keep on rockiní it 90ís style!




Source: Dan Wirtz (dan@cornerstonedigital.com)

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Live: Local H Make A Zoo Out Of CBGB's