Here Comes the Zoo is an album by the band Local H. It was released on March 5, 2002 on Palm Pictures. This was their first album not released on Island Records. Starting with this album, every release so far has been on a different label.
The album was originally released with a lenticular cover, with two images of Scott Lucas and Brian St. Clair. Later printings were not lenticular, and only included the image of Lucas on the cover.
"Would You Have Me Do?" isn't really as long as the track time would suggest. The song itself could be seen as only lasting approximately 5:30, after which it segues into a ten-minute coda that incorporates elements from most of the previous nine songs (For example, the chant from "Keep Your Girlfriend" can be heard). The final ten minutes of the track consists mainly of faint, carnival-like sounds before ending with the same sustained chord that ended the coda. At around 24:11, the xylophone in the background plays the melody from Hey Jude by The Beatles.
"Hands on the Bible" references two Aerosmith songs, "Toys in the Attic" and "Rats in the Cellar", switching the words "attic" and "cellar" to form the lines "Rats in the attic / Toys in the cellar". Jack Douglas, producer of Here Comes the Zoo, produced both of these Aerosmith tracks.