Derelict Junction

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Tuesday, August 03, 2004

Suspicions Confirmed.

The Hives are absurd, ridiculous, and probably the best band on the planet. 'Saw them at the Fillmore on Sunday night and they were tremendous. With the release of their last CD Tyrannosaurus Hives, and coming off the tremendous Veni Vidi Vicious, The Hives are at the top of their game right now. Although they totally play up the rock-star persona, led by the insanely entertaining Howlin' Pelle, after about five minutes you realize underneath all that affect is an earnestness sorely lacking from American hipster bands. While the Strokes excell at leading their fans in a perfect group pouting pose, The Hives will leave you dehydrated and with a grin that'll last longer than a bad sunburn. It's too bad they've taken off for the Asian and European legs of their tour, with no more American dates scheduled, but I can't imagine they won't return as soon as they can. The Hives are clearly the Beatles of madcap Swedish nutjobs, and must be seen to believed. Posted by Hello