Ham Fisted

Ham Fisted
Local H Ham Fisted.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 24, 1995
RecordedSummer 1994
StudioReflection Studios
(Charlotte, North Carolina)
GenreGrunge
Length47:52
LabelIsland[1]
ProducerSteven Haigler[2]
Local H chronology
Drum
(1991)
Ham Fisted
(1995)
As Good as Dead
(1996)
Singles from Ham Fisted
  1. "Cynic"
    Released: 1994
  2. "Mayonnaise and Malaise"
    Released: 1994
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[3]
Robert Christgau(3-star Honorable Mention)(3-star Honorable Mention)(3-star Honorable Mention)[4]
The Encyclopedia of Popular Music[1]
MusicHound Rock: The Essential Album Guide[2]
The New Rolling Stone Album Guide[5]

Ham Fisted is the debut studio album by the alternative rock band Local H.[6][7] It was released through Island Records in January 1995.[8] Though the tracks "Cynic" and "Mayonnaise and Malaise" were released as airplay singles in 1994, the album failed to chart.

Critical reception[]

Trouser Press wrote that the album "offers an entertaining haymaker of cranked- up, stripped-down ’95 noise."[9]

Track listing[]

All songs written by Scott Lucas and Joe Daniels.

No.TitleLength
1."Feed"2:38
2."Cynic"5:01
3."Mayonnaise and Malaise"4:46
4."User"2:50
5."Manipulator"4:09
6."Bag of Hammers"2:39
7."Scott-Rock"3:27
8."Sports Bar"5:37
9."Chicago Fanphair '93"4:01
10."Strict-9"6:12
11."Skid Marks"5:04
12."Grrrlfriend"1:28

Personnel[]

References[]

  1. ^ a b Larkin, Colin (2006). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music. Vol. 5. MUZE. pp. 287–288.
  2. ^ a b MusicHound Rock: The Essential Album Guide. Visible Ink Press. 1999. p. 682.
  3. ^ "Ham Fisted - Local H". Allmusic.
  4. ^ "Album: Local H: Ham Fisted". robertchristgau.com. Retrieved 2017-09-20.
  5. ^ The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Simon & Schuster. 2004. p. 492.
  6. ^ "Local H | Biography & History". AllMusic.
  7. ^ "Cover Story: Local H : Illinois Entertainer".
  8. ^ Shehori, Steven (November 27, 2018). "Local H's Cautionary Major-Label Tale Is Actually a Success Story". Vulture.
  9. ^ "Local H". Trouser Press. Retrieved 2 November 2020.