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Local H formed as a two man band (Scott Lucas and Joe Daniels) in the early nineties in the midst of grunge explosion.

Their sound early on their first album Ham Fisted was that of a bastard child of Nirvana with some catchy, if uneven and repetitive, hooks. Their first big hits came from their second album, As Good As Dead, where radio regulars "Bound for the Floor" and "Eddie Vedder" quickly made a name for them. This album cemented a bit of a change in their sound, away from the "who's this?" sound of their first album.

They scored another hit with "All the Kids Are Right" from the album Pack Up the Cats, a decent follow up, though was largely uneven and had a single that really didn't resemble the rest of the album. The band disappeared for a few years following the album and saw the departure of drummer Daniels in favor of a new one, Brian St. Clair.

In 2002, the reformed Local H released Here Comes The Zoo, a tight, hard rocking epic that was a culmination of all the parts of the band that were dangling before. It was an excellent mix of hard rock and metal, had a sense of humor, relied on strong, heavy riffs and repetitive, catchy lyrics, and occasionally dipped into full-on rock out psychedelic mode with a few songs clocking in well over 9 minutes. The single "Half-Life" was from this album, though true standouts include "Bryn Mawr Stomp", "Hands on the Bible", and "What Would You Have Me Do?". The band then released a good covers EP No Fun (featuring an excellent cover of the Ramones'
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