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7 Souvenirs of August

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RSA Playlist: Here Comes The Zoo

Hidden : 1/20/2013
In Wisconsin, United States
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
3 out of 5

Size: Size: large (large)

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This is the BIGGEST cache I have ever placed, it had MANY MANY toys and items for the kiddos, it also contains 5 ready-made caches suitable for placing. Enjoy.

Another in my on-going series of caches I will be placing that reference what I consider Essential Albums of My Life. This cache is named after the 4th album by Zion, Illinois' own, Local H. I have seen Local H around 10 times, and they continue to be the best live band I have ever seen, they never disappoint.

Here Comes The Zoo had me worried. I loved H's 2nd and 3rd albums, As Good As Dead and Pack Up The Cats, but after Cats got swallowed up when Polygram, the parent label of Island [H's record label], merged with Universal, causing the album to be forgotten, and with no to little press, it faded away. The few of us that had it inhaled it, and it is a monster. But after in July 1999 original drummer, Joe Daniels left the band/was fired [depending on who you are talking to]. He was replaced by former Triple Fast Action drummer and Cheap Trick drum tech, Brian St. Clair. After what seemed like forever, on March 5th, 2002 Here Comes The Zoo was released, it destroyed my idea of music. This album was hooky, but chaotic, The album started with Hand On The Bible, still a concert-staple and crowd-pleaser, it draws you in, and you keep waiting for more from the track, but you know you actually cannot handle anymore rock. Son Of "Cha!" is the sorta-sequel to "Cha!” Said the Kitty from Pack Up The Cats, track 9 Tame Me (Baby Wants To) is a 9+ minute stomp-rocker that gives the album a vinyl feel, when if ends you want to flip the vinyl and go on to the next side. Rock & Roll Professionals featured Josh Homme from Queens Of The Stone Age fame, which only added to the bands credibility. The album closer, What Would You Have Me Do? is a 25+ minute opus contains 10+ minutes off feedback and elements of the last 9 tracks you heard and at around 24:11, the xylophone in the background plays the melody from Hey Jude by The Beatles. A strange and perfect ending to a perfect album.

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