There's a new Hives - the good ones not the itchy variety - their latest is Lex Hives - I don't know what label they're on - they arted me right out of any sort of understanding trying to decipher the album liner notes - good thing they rock. And they do - in glorious black and white - imagine a Swedish version of the Ramones. They're all scream-y and shout-y and sort of the bratty answer to the unasked question: What if Eddie Haskell had a punk band? No one's gonna write a term paper on the significance of the album opener, "Come On!" That evidently is Swedish, for "1-2-3-4!" They're fun and they speak better English than we do and "These Spectacles Reveal the Nostalgics" rocks extra.
Rock 'n' Roll Call: The Hives - Lex Hives
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Bill Locey reviews music for the Ventura County Star, when he isn't reenacting the history of this great nation or teaching it to incarcerated youth.
He is the tall guy lurking in the back of all the local rock shows.
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