Scott Lucas is best know for his aggressive rock band that was established on the heels of grunge in the mid 1990s. You would never know it by listening to his first “solo” record George Lassos The Moon. Lucas is able to explore foreign territory that he never could with Local H on this album and he pulls it off increadably well.
Acoustic guitars and violins replace the distorted guitars of Local H on this record. The sound is much softer on the record by 3 times as many members as Local H as well. It works well though. These polished rock songs don’t make the listener think “side project” they are a different animal all together and show just how talented the “Copacetic” guy is.
The highlights come on the second half of the album with a string of “Crosshairs” “Weatherman” and a great cover of Bob Dylan’s “Positively 4th Street.” The inclusion of the Dylan is really appropriate because it fits the record amazingly well, the album even has a track named “Extra Special Bitter” which could work as a subtitle for Dylan’s “Positively 4th Street.”
The record still rocks, just not to the maximum volume that Lucas’s other band does. There are also several very soft moments like the slow building “Stolen Umbrellas.” After listening to the record it is easy to see why Lucas felt the need to create an outlet for these songs. They wouldn’t fit on a Local H record and were simply too good to hold in.
Key Tracks: “Crosshairs” “Weatherman” “Positively 4th Street”