Friday, October 23, 2009

Local H - The No Fun EP (CD, 2003)

Featuring three songs that almost made it onto their previous album but didn't, along with three covers, this is a textbook EP that does the job and does it well.

The title track is a solid rocker, quickly proving that it deserves top billing. "President Forever" is ostensibly political, but it eventually gets so ambiguous that you can't really tell who's being sung about. That's fine by me. "Birth, School, Work, Death" is a cover of the classic Godfathers number. Pretty sure this was from a compilation. I'm not a huge fan of Local H doing covers, but they pull this off.

"Cooler Heads" is a Local H original, and while you can see why it may have been left of their album, it's not a bad tune. Nice b-side material. The cover of the Ramones' "I Just Want Something to Do" is fairly pointless, but whatever. The EP closes with the almost-ten-minute "Fuck Yeah, That Wide," which takes some patience but works in some sweet moves. I guess it's kind of a cover, but not really. Hard to explain, and not sure I really understand it anyway.

Overall, a nice placeholder for fans of the band.

"No Fun"

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