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Whatever Happened to P.J. Soles is an album by the alternative rock band Local H. It was released on April 6, 2004 on Studio E Records. On July 16, 2007 it received an Australian release doubled with Alive '05. "Hey Rita" and "California Songs" have become staples at many of Local H's live performances.

Whatever Happened to P.J. Soles?
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 6, 2004
RecordedFebruary – November 2003
GenreAlternative rock
LabelStudio E Records/Only Music (Australia)
ProducerLocal H, Andy Gerber
Local H chronology
The No Fun EP
Whatever Happened to P.J. Soles?
Alive '05
Singles from Whatever Happened to P.J. Soles?
  1. "California Songs"
    Released: 2004
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[2]

The album title references P.J. Soles, an American actress, known for her roles in John Carpenter's 1978 horror film Halloween, the 1979 musical comedy Rock N Roll High School, and Ivan Reitman's 1981 comedy Stripes.

Track listingEdit

1."Where Are They Now?"1:23
2."Everyone Alive" (featured in the video game Burnout 3: Takedown)3:56
3."California Songs"4:09
4."Dick Jones"5:25
5."Money on the Dresser"2:13
6."P.J. Soles"4:19
7."How's the Weather Down There?"3:46
8."Buffalo Trace"10:14
9."Heaven on the Way Down"2:26
10."Hey, Rita"3:58
11."Heavy Metal Bakesale"2:30
13."That's What They All Say"7:37
14."Halcyon Days (Where Were You Then?)"3:04



  1. ^ "Whatever Happened to P.J. Soles? - Local H". Allmusic.
  2. ^ Archived from the original on April 30, 2008. Retrieved September 23, 2007. Missing or empty |title= (help)