The Hives

Discussion in 'Movies, TV and Music' started by slipknotter, Sep 4, 2002.

  1. slipknotter

    slipknotter New Member

    May 31, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Are they really from Sweden? I read a review of their record that said they were actually from Austin and the whole Swedish thing was just a hoax. Since I was unsure of the real answer, what a better place to find the answer than the beloved Big Soccer boards. So is it Sweden or Texas?
     
  2. snowsuit

    snowsuit New Member

    Oct 1, 2000
    san diego
    best thread of september
     
  3. Ted Cikowski

    Ted Cikowski Red Card

    May 31, 2000
    the Hives are invovled in abunch of "hoaxes" that many people in the recording business know of. I better be quiet now or Footix will complain.
     
  4. skipshady

    skipshady New Member

    Apr 26, 2001
    Orchard St, NYC
    My friend who's Swedish sat with the Hives at the MTV VMA's and talked to them in Swedish, if she is to be believed.

    So if they're faking it, they're doing a pretty damn good job.
     
  5. sanariot

    sanariot Member

    Nov 19, 2001
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What he said. Minus the part about our moddy, of course.
     
  6. Col Mustard

    Col Mustard New Member

    Oct 16, 2000
    London
    The Hives are The New Pearl Jam:-

    Discuss
     
  7. Footix

    Footix Member

    Dec 11, 1998
    Left Of The Dial
    Ted's right. They actually are Black, and were formerly known as "New Edition" before coming up with their current schtick. An elaborate set of mirrors and lasers are utilized at their shows to create an "effect" that people think they are having fun and enjoying themselves, which we all know are wrong feelings to have when seeing a show.
     
  8. Unorthodox Yank

    Feb 27, 2001
    Constant Flux
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    ???

    no.


    no no no no no.







    no.
     
  9. Freestyle2000

    Freestyle2000 Moderator

    Feb 6, 2000
    LA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    What he said. They're much better.

    They won't show up to Congress in grunge gear and be laughed out of the chamber.

    As for the original question, I had heard a similar rumor. That would be great - Kaufman meets the music industry.

    RS
     
  10. Footix

    Footix Member

    Dec 11, 1998
    Left Of The Dial
    They really are Swedish as Michael K, dean of all Swedish musics, will attest. In fact, much of their earliest work was recorded in famed Tamborine Studios in Malmo.

    However their bio is filled with all kinds of fun fictional malarkey. I hope nobody thought Nicholas Arson was the guitar player's given name...
     
  11. Col Mustard

    Col Mustard New Member

    Oct 16, 2000
    London
    What I meant was the new Pearl Jam in the sense of the number of threads devoted to them.

    Jeez
     
  12. metrocorazon

    metrocorazon Member

    May 14, 2000
    This is the only one in a while...

    Jeez
     
  13. oman

    oman Member

    Jan 7, 2000
    South of Frisconsin
    My 8-year old daughter does a killer "WHY ME?" scream when its sung on Main Offender...

    I took her to see Britney Spears (got some free tickets given to us) a few months back and she commented that she would like to see the Hives when they come to Dallas...
     
  14. hangthadj

    hangthadj Member+

    A.S. Roma
    Mar 27, 2001
    Beacon, NY
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    The best band to come out of sweeden is not the hives.
    It's Europe.
     
  15. Stogey23

    Stogey23 Member+

    Dec 12, 1998
    San Diego, CA
    We will never let any band eclipse Pearl Jam.

    It won't ever happen.

    BTW, Freestyle is right, the Hives are better. The Hives won 86-74 last time they played and had dominated the series even before then. The ref was a pedophile however.
     
  16. skipshady

    skipshady New Member

    Apr 26, 2001
    Orchard St, NYC
    Swedes have a history of making US-friendly pop music, don't they?

    Who can forget Roxette and Ace of Base? Or Max Martin who wrote all those classic tunes for NSync, Backstreet Boys and Britney?
     
  17. Unorthodox Yank

    Feb 27, 2001
    Constant Flux
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    umm..i actually meant that pearl jam is better.
     
  18. Jombajomba

    Jombajomba New Member

    May 23, 2002
    wich isnt popular in sweden btw...
     
  19. slipknotter

    slipknotter New Member

    May 31, 2000
    Austin, TX
    And last but not least, THE CARDIGANS!!! And in the metal arena, Meshuggah.
     
  20. skipshady

    skipshady New Member

    Apr 26, 2001
    Orchard St, NYC
    Last Band on the Moon was crazy underrated. And Lovefool will always be on my mp3 rotation.
     
  21. adam

    adam Member

    Mar 6, 1999
    Minneapolis
    Millencolin's a good Swedish band too.
     
  22. Mad_Bishop

    Mad_Bishop Member

    Oct 11, 2000
    Columbia, MO
    indeed they are swedish...they were on Burning Heart (swedish label) for a long time before making a mainstream name for themselves.
     
  23. snowsuit

    snowsuit New Member

    Oct 1, 2000
    san diego
    um, hello, what about ABBA??
     
  24. Michael K.

    Michael K. Member

    Mar 3, 1999
    There or Thereabouts
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The Cardigans are fantastic. 'Life' is as good, perhaps an even better album than 'First Band on the Moon, if only because the Black Sabbath cover on 'Life' - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath - is infinitely better than the Black Sabbath cover on FBOTM - 'Iron Man', which I really don't like.

    As for the best Swedish band, here's all you need to know, end of story.

    http://www.michaelkoch.net/bonving
     
  25. skipshady

    skipshady New Member

    Apr 26, 2001
    Orchard St, NYC
    So underrated that I couldn't even get the name right. I'll have to check out Life.


    Snowsuit - I would've mentioned ABBA in my US-friendly Swedes list, but it just didn't seem right to utter their name in the same breath as Ace of Base and Max Martin.
     

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