Local H Biography
The Alternative-Rock two-piece outfit Local H, was formed in the early '90s in Zion, Illinois USA, by two high school friends: singer + guitarist Scott Lucas and drummer Joe Daniels; after spending time together on the road performing in Chicago clubs without a bass player, which makes them a rarity in the Rock world, Island Records picked up the duo and they soon proceeded to record an album.
In 1994 Lucas installed a bass pickups into his guitar, so Local H were able to cut their debut full-length disc, "Ham Fisted" which was released in January 1995 and eventually launched a supporting tour including opening slots for Silverchair.
"As Good As Dead", the band's sophomore effort, came out in April 1996; it debuted The Billboard Top 200 Albums chart at #147 spawning the Modern Rock top 5 smash single "Bound For The Floor". The album also included two more alt-Rock radio top 40 hits: "Eddie Vedder" and "Fritz's Corner"; that same year the band supported Stone Temple Pilots on their arena tour.
Two years later, in September 1998, Local H released "Pack Up The
Cats", an album which replicated the chart performance of its predecessor
while the main single, "All The Kids Are Right", hit the top
20 on both Billboard's Modern and Mainstream Rock charts.
In 1999 Daniels left the unconventional outfit and the band was dropped from Island.
After nearly three years Lucas reformed Local H by pulling in drummer Brian St. Clair and in March 2002 the band issued "Here Comes The Zoo" on the indie label Palm Pictures; the album, which features guest appearance by Joshua Homme from Queens Of The Stone Age, hit #13 on the Billboard Magazine's Top Independent Albums chart and included the Active Rock top 40 single "Half Life".
In May of 2003 the duo released "No Fun" a 6-song EP which was followed a year later by Local H's fifth full-length disc, "Whatever Happened To P.J. Soles?"; the album barely broke the top 30 of the U.S. Independent chart and its lead single, "California Songs", failed to chart.
September 2005 saw the release of the live compilation "Alive '05"; the set, cut from “millions upon millions of hundreds of hours of tape recorded during Local H's extensive 2005 world tour”, that's in the liner notes, features 18 songs in total, including the studio version of their rendition of Britney Spears' "Toxic".
Their sixth studio album, "12 Angry Months", followed in May of 2008. The band's debut on Shout! Factory, was preceded by the single "24 Hour Break-Up Session".
Local H resurfaced in September 2012 with a double album titled "Hallelujah! I'm A Bum", a concept record that sees frontman Scott Lucas setting his sights on the deeply divided political climate that exists in the U.S. and around the world.