February 2012 kicked off the 0th anniversary of Innocent Words Magazine. With that in mind, we have decided to write one retrospective feature each issue documenting our biggest moments, good, bad or otherwise.
The Chicago band Local H had a pretty good following where I am from because they’d often make the 2-plus hour trek down from Chicago to play the college campus.
The band was on tour in 2002 supporting their new album Here Comes the Zoo. They were two years removed from their one hit single “Bound for the Floor” from their 1996 As Good As Dead album. Local H was going through some changes at the time as original drummer and co-founder of the band drummer Joe Daniels had left the two piece band and was replaced by Brian St. Clair. Still remained was front man, guitarist and antagonize Scott Lucas.
It was well known that Scott was a different breed of cat. Not only did he rig his guitar to play bass as well, but he earned a reputation of being one of the most sarcastic guys in music. Needless to say he was a hard interview.
I had never interviewed him to this point, but I thought I’d give it a shot; I tend to give musicians the benefit of the doubt. Besides, it was a phone interview because they go in town for their show.
A list of questions ready, I waited for Scott Lucas’ call, which was late so I had to call Local H’s press rep and see if he was going to call. Sure enough about 20 minutes later the phone rang, it was Scott. He apologized for being about an hour late, but it couldn’t be helped. He cracked wise about his tardiness but I don