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Lex Hives (Deluxe Edition), The Hives

The Hives

June 11th, 2012

1993 in Fagersta, Sweden


Years Active:
'90s, '00s, '10s


The Hives
The Hives
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The Hives


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. Late in 2007, The Black and White Album, which featured production work from the Neptunes, arrived. In 2012, after playing a series of secret shows in Stockholm, the band released their fifth album, Lex Hives, on their own Disque Hives label.

Top Albums

Lex Hives (Deluxe Edition), The Hives
1. Lex Hives (D..
Lex Hives, The Hives
2. Lex Hives
The Black and White Album, The Hives
3. The Black an..
Tyrannosaurus Hives, The Hives
4. Tyrannosauru..
Black, White, and Run: Nike+ Original Remix, The Hives
5. Black, White..
Your New Favourite Band, The Hives
6. Your New Fav..
Veni Vidi Vicious, The Hives
7. Veni Vidi Vi..
Barely Legal, The Hives
8. Barely Legal
Genepool Convulsions - Single, The Hives
9. Genepool Con..
Up Tight - Single, The Hives
10. Up Tight - S..
The Hives Meet the Norm - Single, The Hives
11. The Hives Me..
Your New Favourite Band, The Hives
12. Your New Fav..
Try It Again - Single, The Hives
13. Try It Again..
Well All Right! - Single, The Hives
14. Well All Rig..
Won't Be Long - Single, The Hives
15. Won't Be Lon..
You Got It All... Wrong - Single, The Hives
16. You Got It A..
Tick Tick Boom (Alternate Version) - Single, The Hives
17. Tick Tick Bo..
Fall Is Just Something Grownups Invented (Bonus Track) - Single, The Hives
18. Fall Is Just..
A Christmas Duel - Single, Cyndi Lauper
19. A Christmas ..
Main Offender - EP, The Hives
20. Main Offende..

Top Songs

Go Right AheadLex Hives (Deluxe Edition)3:05$1.29
Tick Tick BoomBlack and White Album3:25$1.29
Take Back the ToysLex Hives (Deluxe Edition)2:53$1.29
Hate to Say I Told You SoYour New Favourite Band3:19$1.29
1000 AnswersLex Hives (Deluxe Edition)2:07$1.29
Walk Idiot WalkTyrannosaurus Hives3:30$1.29
Go Right AheadLex Hives3:05$1.29
Hate to Say I Told You SoVeni Vidi Vicious3:19$1.29
Try It AgainBlack and White Album3:29$1.29
Two-Timing Touch and Broken BonesTyrannosaurus Hives1:59$0.99
Wait a MinuteLex Hives (Deluxe Edition)3:01$1.29
I Want MoreLex Hives (Deluxe Edition)2:52$1.29
Come On!Lex Hives (Deluxe Edition)1:08$1.29
Take Back the ToysLex Hives2:53$1.29
Midnight ShifterLex Hives (Deluxe Edition)3:36$1.29
My Time Is ComingLex Hives (Deluxe Edition)2:34$1.29
I Want MoreLex Hives2:52$1.29
1000 AnswersLex Hives2:07$1.29
Main OffenderYour New Favourite Band2:33$1.29
Go Right AheadGo Right Ahead - Single3:05$1.29
If I Had a CentLex Hives (Deluxe Edition)2:01$1.29
These Spectacles Reveal the Nostalgi..Lex Hives (Deluxe Edition)1:56$1.29
Without the MoneyLex Hives (Deluxe Edition)1:53$1.29
Patrolling DaysLex Hives (Deluxe Edition)4:00$1.29
Midnight ShifterLex Hives3:36$1.29

Top Music Videos

Tick Tick Boom, The Hives
1. Tick Tick Boom
Throw It On Me (Edited Version), Timbaland & The Hives
2. Throw It On Me..
Hate to Say I Told You So, The Hives
3. Hate to Say I ..
Main Offender, The Hives
4. Main Offender
Go Right Ahead, The Hives
5. Go Right Ahead
Abra Cadaver, The Hives
6. Abra Cadaver
A Little More for a Little You, The Hives
7. A Little More ..


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