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Sep
12

Hallelujah! I’m A Bum…

The CTA is an integral unit to the behemoth of a puzzle that is Chicago. Without it, the city might crumble, figuratively. Without the thunderous rumble of the L, Scott Lucas, one half of hard hitting, concept inducing Local H, wouldn’t be crafting his seventh full length. Hallelujah! I’m A Bum, like its predecessors, continues with a central focus laced from start to finish. H’s focus this time is the city that bred them: Chicago. Lucas shares via Chicago’s Sun-Times his public transit habit:

Train Tracks

Besides the theme of the city that has given me timeless records, H’s latest permeates with political leanings. Chicago has harsh winters, a season where words like depressing, dark, endless, etc. are strewn from Chicagoans’ mouths. From the cover, with the canine fresh from a frolic in the cold snow of Chicago, to the back of the record, one with a fresh blanket under the L tracks, this record, like Chicago winters for most, has a bleak tone. Its tone paints the picture of a country in disarray.

Even if Scott Lucas feels our nation is in a chaotic state, Local H hasn’t lost a step. Less than a week in, I foresee H’s latest trumping most all other records I’m spinning in 2012. And the year has been no joke. 

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1 Response to “Hallelujah! I’m A Bum…”


  1. September 24, 2012 at 7:06 am

    Wow! Great minds do think alike! I Love the El theme! I had to write about it. Hooked on “Ruling Class” right now…


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