Archive for May, 2011

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May
11

Rock N Roll Professionals…

Six albums, an EP, and an awesome mixtape is a respectable output for a duo 16 plus years in the making. On top of that productivity, a greatest hits record — one dubbed as part of an Icon series — spanning the first half of Local H‘s career. Local H was comprised of Scott and Joe in the 90s, with Scott taking vocal and guitar duties, while Joe kept time on the drums. After three albums, Joe decided to pursue other endeavors. Scott, a man who is more comfortable on stage than you are in your chair right now, wouldn’t let this unique act come to its demise. The 21st (’99-now) century Local H is made up of ex-Triple Fast Action drummer Brian St. Clair and still the driving force behind the act, Scott Lucas.

After the break-up of Scott and Joe, rumors ran rampant, and oddly enough, Joe Daniels never made any public statements/comments, that I was ever aware of. For the first time, in over 12 year’s time, the original drummer for Local H spoke his mind about Scott, this greatest first half of their career hits record, and his passion for retributions.

“He wasn’t involved because I don’t really talk to Joe,” Lucas said. “Whenever I talk to Joe it’s about how he wants to sue me – he acts like I ruined his life or something.”

Local H Looks Back at the Good…And the Bad

Off of Ham Fisted, the ’95 record constructed by the original lineup…

Local H :: Skid Marks

Taken from Here Comes the Zoo, the record where new, and current time-keeper Brian St. Clair, debuted on…

Local H :: What Would You Have Me Do?

01
May
11

I Met This Girl Named Radio…

The neo-soul, funkster Raphael Saadiq — no stranger ’round here — has concocted 10 more soon to be timeless numbers with his latest LP, Stone Rollin’. More 70s inspired soul on the blues tip; hard hitting rhythms; spot-on harmonies, and hooks that seep in. Consistency is this man’s forte. And by that, I mean continuing to construct songs that exude a carefree, feel good vibe….

Raphael Saadiq :: Radio

This man understands what it means to perform for an audience. And when he does, his band rolls rather deep…

Raphael Saadiq :: Movin’ Down the Line (Live)

UPDATE: The always excellent Rock Island, IL Daytrotter kicks out a few live jam sessions with Mr. Saadiq here. (Highly recommended)

And the title track:




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