#399: Pack Up The Cats by Local H

September 4, 2018

Concept albums are as old as albums themselves, though defining what exactly qualifies as a concept album is flexible. The 90s were no different, as many bands and artists took loose ideas and strung together narratives and themes to form a cohesive idea. Of all the bands you were probably expecting to do so back in day, Local H was probably not high on that list, but songwriter/guitarist/singer Scott Lucas has dipped into the concept album well often during the past several decades, first with their 1996 break-through As Good As Dead, and then the 1998 follow-up Pack Up The Cats. Lucas and drummer Joe Daniels weave a tale not unfamiliar to rock fans - the rise and fall of a musician, but with the decade specific twists and turns that make it a uniquely 90s affair, both lyrically and sonically, and craft a concept album worthy of the decades medium of choice: the compact disc.

Intro - All The Kids Are Right

32:13 - All-Right (Oh Yeah)

34:49 - Cool Magnet

36:58 - Laminate Man

40:47 - Deep Cut

43.46 - Lucky Time

50:16 - Hit The Skids

Outro - What Can I Tell You

 
 
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