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The Hives

Formed: 1993 in Fagersta, Sweden
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Group Members: Nicholaus Arson, Howlin' Pelle Alm..., Chris Dangerous, Dr. Matt Destruction, Vigilante Carlstroem
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 ...Read full biography
Tyrannosaurus Hives [Non EU Version]
Released: 2004
Label: INTERSCOPE
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It's clear that a lot care goes into the Hives' seemingly immediate, fired-up sound: this is a band, after all, that has only released three full-length albums in its 11-year lifespan. While the 2002 collection ...Read full review
Veni Vidi Vicious
Released: 2000
Label: Warner Bros.
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Rousing, stompin' garage rock from these Swedes, with plenty of mod and frantic punk energy to keep you grooving along. "Party Party!" they seem to be saying, and you just want to join. This is definite ...Read full review