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Whatever Happened To P.J. Sole


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  • Audio CD (April 6 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sony Music Canada Inc.
  • ASIN: B0001VOQ62
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #74,098 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Where Are They Now?
2. Everyone Alive
3. California Songs
4. Dick Jones
5. Money On The Dresser
6. P.J. Soles
7. How's The Weather Down There?
8. Buffalo Trace
9. Heaven On The Way Down
10. Hey, Rita
11. Heavy Metal Bakesale
12. Mellowed
13. That's What They All Say
14. Halycon Days (Where Were You Then?)

Product Description

Ori. Release '04 from the Alternative Rock band, includes "Hey Rita" and "California Songs", which have become staples at many of Local H's live performances.

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Its been almost eight years since Local H flirted with the mainstream with their hit single "Bound for the Floor(The Copacetic Song)" off their 1996 record "As Good As Dead". But as weird as it sounds, even though they've retreated from rock stardom and major labels(they were dropped by Island in 1998 while their record "Pack Up The Cats" was heading UP the charts.), Local H apparently are just getting better.
After 2002's scattershot "Pack Up The Zoo", which found lead singer/ multi-instrumental Scott Lucas reminscing on his brief shot of fame, "Whatever Happenend to P.J Soles" is a strong stellar album from start to finish.
If you were down with Local H back in the late ninties, then you know what you're going to get here. Fourteen tracks that bridge punk's anger and metals love of volume. Though they were often slagged with Bush and Silverchair as another Nirvana clone, Local H were always less into being artsy and more into rocking.
Scott Lucas dead pan lyrical deliver and sense of humor are back in fine force, ecspeccially on the mid west anthem "California Songs", where he wails against California and New York bands, is equal parts anthemic and funny. The title cut, "P.J. Soles" takes the idea of reminscing to another level, writing a love song for a girl he saw in the movies and wondering where she is at now. "Hey Rita" should be a huge single if it weren't so murky sounding(in a good way): catchy, raw and never boring. They even continue to flirt a little bit with the stoner rock vibe on the ten minute plus "Buffalo Trace", which is instantly reminscent of "Here Comes the XZoo"'s two best songs, "Hands of the Bible" and "What Would You Have Me Do?
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If you like your rock hard and straight forward with no bs, look no further. I believe this is a band that just keeps getting better and better. True, they may not be changing their sound much, but this album is the best they've ever done. I was blown away by Here Comes The Zoo, after not being all that impressed by Pack Up the Cats, but i just couldn't believe the album. Every track rocks and deserves to be played LOUD! Yes they do get constantly compared to Nirvana, and deservably so at times, but they also have a 70's hard rock influence as well, hence Buffalo Trace during the slow parts. This is the standout track on the album for me, it's kinda like two songs in one, it's slow and kinda psychedellic, and get's fast and heavy at the end. Even at over 10 minutes, the song still never seems to overstay it's welcome. Other great tracks are Money on the Dresser, Hey, Rita, That's What They All Say, Heaven on the Way Down,and How's the Weather Down There? California Songs, is a great choice for a single, it's catchy and creative as well. Halycon Days is a perfect closing track for the album, after ending which exploding climax of That's What They All Say. IF anyone was into Local H at anytime, definitely pick this up, even if you don't hear any songs off this album on the radio. You won't be disappointed! Also, if anyone is looking for one of the few great straight ahead hard rock bands of this time, this is it!!! Check them out, they truly deserve it!
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Rest assured, the new Local H [is really good]. Local H has always been considered a grunge band, but their music has always had its own original direction. Local H has its own feel: it's not Nirvana, it's not Pearl Jam - it's Local H. Local H fans will not be disappointed by this release. Whatever Happened To P.J. Soles manages to mix and blend the harder and heavier Local H songs with the softer and calmer songs. The end result is a CD that flows; there are no pauses between songs, and the whole thing feels like one giant piece of grunge. This CD could appropriately be identified as "Progressive Grunge," as the CD moves in a progressive way, and has a progressive feel to it. But don't worry - the CD isn't all soft songs. Some of the best heavy songs on the CD are Everyone Alive, Money On The Dresser, How's The Weather Down There and That's What They All Say. The thing that is awesome about the softer songs on the CD is that they aren't really all that soft - Dick Jones is a "soft" song, but it flows really good and feels really good to listen to. Buffalo Trace is another "soft" song, but it also flows in an excellent way, and generally it doesn't feel that soft. In fact, both Dick Jones and Buffalo trace remind me of songs like Planet Caravan by Black Sabbath, or No Quarter by Led Zeppelin. The songs hold Local H's style, but they do it in a softer way. So what you get is a softer song that still rocks. And then there's California Songs which has a nice bass line, accompanied by a nice little percussion part, cheerleaders, and great lyrics. This isn't really a heavy song, but it's not a soft song. In general, the whole CD is an amazing piece of art - it won't disappoint.Read more ›
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BUY THIS ALBUM!!!!! I'm a Big Fan of LOCAL H since I heard their second album...they are bad ass live...chugging whiskey from the bottle and just playing all out...this is definitely a solid album...I don't want to sleight the band because they are my favorite group and am happy they are still rockin (I see no connection to why every 'critic' compares them to Nirvana...bunch of idiots) BUT I wanted more pissed off intensity throughout the whole album since no one sounds like them or can kick ass like them at full-throttle! But besides my self-indulgent need for unadulterated rage and crazy shenanigans (think downing a bottle of Mr. Jack Daniels or biting a head off a bat), i guess you can say i liked the album so go ahead and purchase it...go on...click the shopping cart button
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