Here Comes the Zoo


Here Comes the Zoo

Infobox Album |
Name = Here Comes the Zoo
Type = Studio album
Artist = Local H


Released = March 5 2002
Recorded = 2001
Genre = Alternative rock
Length = 62:04
Label = Palm Pictures
Producer = Jack Douglas
Reviews =
*Allmusic Rating|3|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:lxa9kebtsq7m link]
*Review-Christgau|hm2|album=11099
*"Rolling Stone" Rating|3.5|5 [http://www.rollingstone.com/artists/localh/albums/album/271304/review/6211187/here_comes_the_zoo link]
Last album = "Half-Life E.P." (2001)
This album = "Here Comes the Zoo" (2002)
Next album = "The No Fun EP" (2003)
Misc = Extra album cover 2
Upper caption = Alternate cover
Type = Studio album


Lower caption = The later, non-lenticular cover

"Here Comes the Zoo" is an album by the band Local H. It was released on March 5, 2002 on Palm Pictures. This was their first album not released on Island Records. Starting with this album, every release so far has been on a different label.

The album was originally released with a lenticular cover, with two images of Scott Lucas and Brian St. Clair. Later printings were not lenticular, and only included the image of Scott on the cover.

Track listing

All songs by Local H.
#"Hands on the Bible" – 3:57
#"Half-life" – 3:39
#"Son of 'Cha'!" – 3:16
#"5th Ave. Crazy" – 2:37
#"(Baby Wants To) Tame Me" – 9:14
#"Rock & Roll Professionals" – 4:06
#"Keep Your Girlfriend" – 3:10
#"Creature Comforted" – 4:10
#"Bryn-Mawr Stomp" – 2:41
#"What Would You Have Me Do?" – 25:14

ong Notes

* "Would You Have Me Do?" isn't really as long as the track time would suggest. The song itself could be seen as only lasting approximately 5:30, then segues into a ten minute coda that incorporates elements from most of the previous nine songs. The final ten minutes of the track consists mainly of faint, carnival-like sounds before ending with the same sustained chord that ended the coda. At around 24:11, the xylophone in the background plays the melody from Hey Jude by The Beatles.
* 'Hands On The Bible' was used in the film Big Nothing
* 'Hands On The Bible' also features a reference to two Aerosmith songs, Toys In The Attic and Rats In The Cellar. In the song, "attic" and "cellar" are switched, forming the lines "Rats in the attic / Toys in the cellar"

Personnel

*Scott Lucas – Guitar, Songwriter, Vocals
*Brian St. Clair – Songwriter, Drums, Vocals
*Simantha Sernaker – Performer on "Hands on the Bible"
*Wes Kidd – Performer on "Half-life" and "(Baby Wants to) Tame Me"
*Maxton Koc – Performer on "5th Ave. Crazy", "Rock & Roll Professionals" and "Keep Your Girlfriend"
*Shanna Kiel – Performer on "5th Ave. Crazy"
*Josh Homme – Performer on "Rock & Roll Professionals" - credited as J.Ho
*Jerry Only – Performer on "Keep Your Girlfriend"
*Gabe Rodriguez – Performer on "Keep Your Girlfriend"
*Michael Alago – A&R
*Nick DiDia – Mixing
*Jack Douglas – Producer
*Andy Gerber – Demo Engineer
*John Hanti – Assistant
*Areos Ledesma – Demo Engineer
*George Marino – Mastering
*Jay Messina – Engineer
*Ryan Williams – Mixing Engineer

*Tony Wright Cover art

Chart positions

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