As Good as Dead (album)

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As Good as Dead
As Good as Dead Album cover.jpg
Studio album by Local H
Released April 16, 1996
Recorded 1996
Length 49:14
Label Island
Local H chronology
Ham Fisted
As Good as Dead
Pack Up the Cats
Singles from As Good as Dead
  1. "Bound for the Floor"/"High-Fiving MF"
    Released: 1996
  2. "Eddie Vedder"
    Released: 1997
  3. "Fritz's Corner"
    Released: 1997
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
Robert ChristgauA−[2]

As Good as Dead is the second studio album by American rock band Local H. It was released on April 16, 1996 by Island Records.

A concept album, As Good as Dead is about dead-end, small-town life based on the band's origins in Zion, Illinois.[3] The album's title comes from a line in the song "Eddie Vedder." Some prints of the album received a Parental Advisory sticker, due to the use of profanity in the song "High-Fiving MF" and others.

Four singles were released from the album: "Bound for the Floor," "High-Fiving MF," "Eddie Vedder" and "Fritz's Corner." The album was certified gold in the United States.

Track listing[edit]

1."Manifest Density Pt. 1"0:51
2."High-Fiving MF"4:50
3."Bound for the Floor"3:42
4."Lovey Dovey"2:57
5."I Saw What You Did and I Know Who You Are"3:16
6."No Problem"4:14
7."Nothing Special"3:59
8."Eddie Vedder"3:29
9."Back in the Day"3:35
10."Freeze-Dried (F)lies"4:00
11."Fritz's Corner"2:51
13."Manifest Density Pt. 2"4:37


  • Joe Daniels – drums
  • Scott Lucas – vocals, guitar, bass
  • Steve Haigler – Producer, Engineer
  • Local H – Producer
  • Andy Katz – Engineer

Chart positions[edit]


Chart (2001) Peak
Billboard 200 147
US Heatseekers 6

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Ref.
United States April 16, 1996
Island [4]
April 15, 2016 LP srcvinyl [4]


  1. ^ "As Good as Dead - Local H". Allmusic.
  2. ^ "CG: Local H". Robert Christgau.
  3. ^ McKeough, Kevin (November 24, 2000). "Guitar Rock Stalwart Local H Remains Forceful And In Business". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved January 29, 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Local H "As Good As Dead" Vinyl Reissue". Vinyl Collective. January 25, 2016. Retrieved January 28, 2016.