gullbuy music review

The Hives


Veni Vidi Vicious


Burning Heart Records


The HivesThe second full-length album by these young Swedes, Veni Vidi Vicious was released last year; we're finally getting it at the gullbuy.

A buzzy mix of sixties garage trash and seventies punk with lashings of new wave.

Some tracks, like A Get Together to Tear It Apart, are more melodic, bringing to mind The Boys or the Undertones, while others are nastier and brutal with more of a Stoogian plod.

But, hell, they're all good -- right down to the sweet cover of Jerry Butler's Find Another Girl.

Peter L, December 4, 2001