Pack Up the Cats

Pack Up the Cats
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 1, 1998
GenreGrunge, alternative rock
ProducerRoy Thomas Baker
Local H chronology
As Good as Dead
Pack Up the Cats
The '92 Demos
Singles from Pack Up the Cats
  1. "All the Kids Are Right"
    Released: August 1998
  2. "All-Right (Oh, Yeah)"
    Released: 1998
Professional ratings
Review scores
Robert ChristgauA−[2]

Pack Up the Cats is the third studio album by the American alternative rock band Local H. Self-described by the band as "our little concept record about a shitty mid-level band",[3] it was released on September 1, 1998, on Island Records, around the time when PolyGram, the parent label of Island, merged with Universal, causing the album to be all but forgotten during the transition. This would be their last album released on Island before they split from the label, as well as the last album with original drummer Joe Daniels.[4] It was ranked #20 on Spin's list of the 20 best albums of 1998,[5] #17 on Robert Christgau's 1998 Dean's List,[6] and #2 on Greg Kot's list of the best albums of 1998.[7]

Track listing[]

1."All-Right (Oh, Yeah)"3:09
2."'Cha!' Said the Kitty"2:57
4."Hit the Skids or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Rock"4:38
5."500,000 Scovilles"1:36
6."What Can I Tell You?"4:52
7."Fine and Good"4:08
8."Lead Pipe Cinch"1:04
9."Cool Magnet"4:07
10."She Hates My Job"4:08
12."Laminate Man"3:17
13."All the Kids Are Right"3:48
14."Deep Cut"2:26
15."Lucky Time"4:59

Bonus disc[]

  1. "It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock 'n' Roll)" (AC/DC cover) - 4:52
  2. "Answering Machine" - 7:41


Local H
Guest musicians

Chart positions[]


Year Chart Position
1998 The Billboard 200 140
1998 Heatseekers 7


Year Single Chart Position
1998 "All The Kids Are Right" Mainstream Rock Tracks 19
1998 "All The Kids Are Right" Modern Rock Tracks 20


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  5. ^ " Magazine (USA) End Of Year Lists..." 2013-07-29. Archived from the original on 2013-07-29. Retrieved 2017-10-28.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  6. ^ "Robert Christgau: Pazz & Jop 1998: Dean's List". Retrieved 2017-10-28.
  7. ^ Kot, Greg (1998-12-06). "Sound Decisions". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2017-10-28.
  8. ^ "Local H – Pack Up The Cats (1998, CD)". Retrieved 31 December 2021.