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The Hives/Sahara Hotnights/Reigning Sound: live in Chicagolive in Chicago (2004)
Universal Music Group
Reviewer Rating: 4.5
Contributed by: JiveSideJiveSide
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On Monday, July 26 I had the pleasure of experiencing an intense aural ass-kicking on a beautiful Chicago summer night - but enough about the weather, I wasn't outside in the cool breeze. I was lucky enough to be sweating profusely along with a capacity crowd in the smoke-filled Metro watching The .
On Monday, July 26 I had the pleasure of experiencing an intense aural ass-kicking on a beautiful Chicago summer night - but enough about the weather, I wasn't outside in the cool breeze. I was lucky enough to be sweating profusely along with a capacity crowd in the smoke-filled Metro watching The Hives, a band that has been fortunate to make it onto radio and video play lists, but also a band that has been mislabeled and passed up by majority of America's rock audience, which is unfair and unfortunate, but a situation that has yet to phase the five Swedes who are in the beginning of a national tour in support of their fantastic third LP Tyrannosaurus Hives. With razor tight musicianship, rabid energy, a great catalogue of tunes, and some sharp suits, The Hives are the real deal, a fact that wasn't over anyone's head on Monday night. "Eye-contact, it's all about the eye-contact. I like to see the whites of your eyes before I kick your ass with rock and roll," exclaimed singer Howlin' Pelle Almqvist as he connected to several hundred strangers and, as promised, handed out asses branded with great rock and roll music.
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