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    The Hives

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    Genre:Indie, Rock, Rock & Roll
    Rank: history »
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    5.0/5 from 2 users
    Albums:7
    Songs:91

    Most Popular Songs (more)

    1
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    My Time Is Coming lyrics
    2
    3.0/5
    These Spectacles Reveal The Nostalgics lyrics
    3Outsmarted lyrics
    4
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    Wait A Minute lyrics
    5
    5.0/5
    Hail Hail Spit N' Drool lyrics
    6
    4.7/5
    A.K.A. I-D-I-O-T lyrics
    7Automatic Schmuck lyrics
    8
    5.0/5
    Abra Cadaver lyrics
    9
    4.2/5
    Walk Idiot Walk (Live P3guld) lyrics
    10
    4.8/5
    Walk Idiot Walk lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    1Lex Hives [2012]
    2Veni Vidi Vicious [2000]
    3
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    Your New Favourite Band [2002]
    4Barely Legal [1997]
    5
    4.0/5
    Tyrannosaurus Hives [2004]
    6The Black And White Album [2007]
    7Tarred And Feathered [2010]

    Biography

    Eight years into their career, the Hives rose from garage rock stalwarts to one of the trendiest bands of the early 2000s, along with the Strokes and the White Stripes. Mixing arty contrivances such as a strict black-and-white dress code and the guidance of a (possibly imaginary) Svengali named Randy Fitzsimmons with Stooges-inspired rock, the Hives -- Nicholaus Arson, Chris Dangerous, Dr. Matt Destruction, Vigilante Carlstroem, and Howlin' Pelle Almqvist -- formed in 1993 in Fagersta, Sweden, while they were still in their teens. After signing with a subsidiary of the Burning Heart label in 1995, they released their debut EP, Oh Lord! When? How?, the following year. The group switched to Burning Heart for their first full-length, Barely Legal, in 1997; that year they also embarked on their first U.S. tour.

    After the release of 1998's A.K.A. I-D-I-O-T EP, changes in the band's management put things on hold for a time. However, the Hives returned in 2000 with their second full-length album, Veni Vidi Vicious, which featured the singles "Hate to Say I Told You So" and "Main Offender." The album, along with tours with the like-minded International Noise Conspiracy and the Hellacopters, generated serious buzz around the group, leading to praise from stars as diverse as Noel Gallagher and Courtney Love and a deal with Alan McGee's Poptones label in 2001.

    Stateside, Gearhead Records reissued Barely Legal, A.K.A. I-D-I-O-T, and Hate to Say I Told You So. More touring and the re-release of their singles in the U.K. culminated with the Top Ten debut of Your New Favourite Band, a compilation of songs from their two previous albums and EPs, upon its release in spring 2002. That summer, the Hives returned to the U.S. for another round of live dates before playing the Reading and Leeds festivals, among others. The band spent most of 2003 in the studio and out of the limelight, but they returned with a vengeance in 2004: Your New Favourite Band was reissued in the States by Sire Records; Interscope released the Walk Idiot Walk single and the Hives' third full-length, Tyrannosaurus Hives

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       Olivia_Ka says:
      023-04-2016 00:53
       
      Incorrectly submitted to Britney Spears' songs and it's not the same as the song from her album Britney Jean. Lol!
       bkeskin says:
      019-04-2011 21:05
       
       Kruse92 says:
      026-08-2010 20:16
       
      The Hives keeps on producing great songs and I must say that this album is as good as all the others!
       joeshmoe says:
      019-09-2008 20:58
       
      I love the Hives. i'm actually going to see them in 2 days. anyways, in my opinion this album is one the early albums of a legendary band of our time. Hopefully these guys turn out to be the next rush, or foo fighters or whoever you wanna relate them too. superstars.
       iversonn says:
      016-06-2008 23:05
       
      lätt deras bästa.
       glen_nelson says:
      023-05-2008 01:00
       
      I'd never really listened to The Hives... then I heard this song, and now they're all I've been listening to lately and Tick Tick Boom is my iPod's most played song. Amazing energy and love the guitar intro.
       Chanto327 says:
      010-02-2008 00:20
       
      How the HELL does he make is voice do that at "WHY me?" ?
       Sixtopher says:
      020-01-2008 03:46
       
      prolly the best hive sing...amazing opening song for the album the music vid is good too
       _daphne_ says:
      016-01-2008 20:53
       
       stuffines says:
      023-12-2007 22:13
       
      migtht be one of the greatest hives songs ever!!
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