Local H is an indie and punk duo, formed by Scott Lucas (guitar/vocals) 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 novel approach of adding bass pickups to his electric guitar.
Local H's first album, Ham Fisted, was released in 1995 to rather medicore reviews. Their 1996 album, As Good as Dead, contained the popular single Bound for the Floor and was certified gold. The 1998 followup, Pack Up the Cats, 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.
The band took a hiatus of several years, during which Daniels left the band. Lucas recruited a new drummer, Brian St. Clair, in 2000. The two released their fourth album, Here Comes the Zoo, in 2002 under the Palm Pictures record label. An EP, The No Fun, followed in 2003 and Whatever Happened to P.J. Soles? is slated for an April 6, 2004 release.