Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
As Good As Dead
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Metal
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Michael Kluge | San Jose, CA United States | 12/12/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This was a surprise when I bought it. Yeah, i picked it up because of the damn "Bound for the Floor" hit thing, and cursed myself going home for being suckered into buying a one-hit wonder's album that was surely going to be bad in comparison. Lo and behold, it wasn't, and the CD started going on repeat after repeat. I anxiously picked up their next "Pack Up the Cats," a couple of years later (which is also terrific). Sounded then, as it does now, stangely out of time with its preservation of grunge aesthetics, but still a fairly pummeling and wild ride nevertheless. The guitars are loud and screaming, the drums flailing, and that's about all you even need. Repeating what tons have said before, it's amazing that such a sound can come out of two guys. They seem to have a good humor too, unlike most of their angsty bretheren. The only real problems with it are the lyrics can be kind of amateurish sometimes (case in point "High Fiving MF," which I still don't mind terribly). If you love rock do yourself a favor and get this blinking album!!!"
A Great Introduction to Local H
Joseph Schlegel | Provo, UT USA | 11/30/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Local H is one of the first bands that I got acquainted with strictly through my own curiosity: I saw "As Good As Dead" at the store, and I bought it. I didn't know any of the songs, and was able to appreciate the album immediately for what it is: a great collection of wonderful music. Each track on this album could be a hit.
What is most amazing is the great versatility of this band. A well-written, tender "Eddie Vedder" is juxtaposed with the hard, screaming vocals of "Back in the Day." What's most amazing is that I enjoy each of these songs equally.
This album is everything I love about Local H in one album. While I may not play it as much as "Hamfisted" or "Pack up the Cats," this album still contains their catchiest, most well-written songs, and is a great introduction to this band if you are yet to experience their tremendous talent."
Turn it up loud
ascendingmonkey | ireland | 05/03/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Local H were one of the better post-nirvana bands that emerged in a sea of bush's, candleboxes and silverchairs. They still have the typical self deprecating lyrics but thier is a sense of quirkiness and humor behind them which makes Local H all the much better and more sincere. "Bound for the floor" was a good hit, but the blistering fury of songs like "I saw what you did and i know who you are", "nothing special" and "fritz's corner" made Local H come into thier own as 90s hard rock masters rather than just being pale 5th rate nirvana imitators. This band really should have been bigger than they were. As Good as Dead is just good pure hard rock n roll, lots of fun."