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Monday, 1 May 2017

Your New Favourite Band

Happy May Day to you.
I've pretty much exhausted my Imelda May section in previous years so rather today a random selection from a band I don't think has featured before.
The Hives are from Sweden and their album Your New Favourite Band was released on Alan McGhee's Poptone label in 2001 to great hype
It features tracks from their first two LPs and the A.K.A I-D-I-O-T EP

All the songs were written by the not particularly Swedish sounding Randy Fitzsimmons..He may or may not be band member Nicholaus Arson (real name Niklas Almqvist)
As is the way of such hype they shone very brightly very briefly before very rapidly fading away.

The Hives - I Hate To Say I Told You So

The Hives - Main Offender


  1. Happy May Day as well, CC. The Hives were hyped these days but it's good to listen to them from time to time

  2. First saw The Hives on Jools Holland, performing "I Hate To Say I Told You So" and it certainly brought some much needed live to that show which sometimes has a tendency to disappear up its own fundament. I gave some other tracks of theirs a listen but wasn't overly impressed.

    1. I think it was that performance that brought them to the nation's attention FBCB
      Down hill from there

  3. They were a bit of fun for a while there. You'll find two of their albums gathering dust on my shelves.

  4. What Brian said....

  5. Yes. This band may be featuring with me over the next few weeks. You might be able to guess which day of the week that will be.

  6. Toptastic tunes, splendid racket