Music: Hives of Activity; THE SONIC RAMPAGES OF THE HIVES HAVE CAPTIVATED ROCK FANS EVERYWHERE, BUT THEY CAN'T COMPARE TO THE ONSLAUGHT OF IGGY POP

The Mirror (London, England), July 12, 2002 | Go to article overview

Music: Hives of Activity; THE SONIC RAMPAGES OF THE HIVES HAVE CAPTIVATED ROCK FANS EVERYWHERE, BUT THEY CAN'T COMPARE TO THE ONSLAUGHT OF IGGY POP


Byline: GAVIN MARTIN

The British music scene is still reeling from the short, sharp- suited, shock rock delivered to it by The Hives. This time last year, the band, who are all in their early twenties, was barely known outside Fagersta, the small Swedish town west of Stockholm where they'd honed their musical attack since their teens.

Now, they've sold a quarter of million albums here and regularly play to packed venues. Their immodestly titled album Your New Favourite Band - actually a Best Of collection culled from previous Swedish releases - is also shooting up the Hot 100 across the pond.

Like any rock 'n' roll success story, The Hives' popularity has been down to timing. Their uniform style and comical names (Vigilante Carlstroem, Doctor Matt Destruction, Chris Dangerous, Nicholaus Arson, Howlin' Pelle Almqvist) make them the perfect rockers for the Pop Idol generation.

When Kylie waggled her rear to their Main Offender signature tune in an advert for Agent Provocateur underwear, their profile received a huge boost, but Almqvist says it's self-belief and determination which ensure The Hives' supremacy.

"Even when we were playing to eight people in Fagersta we knew we would be famous," he says. "Everything we do is about discipline. We give 100 per cent."

Their choreographed show, sonic rampages and bouts of instrument trashing guarantee audience mayhem because showmanship is a dying art among our home-grown rockers. "It's good we're over the top because most English bands are so boring," brags Almqvist.

The Hives are back in the UK for some live dates, but their patented brand of havoc is in danger of being overshadowed by the arrival this weekend of the legendary Iggy Pop.

Ever since he emerged from a Michigan trailer park to form The Stooges 35 years ago, the man christened James Osterberg, now 55, has been on a one-man search and destroy mission. Iggy's shows were once riots of violence, and albums such as Fun House and Raw Power went to the furthest extremes of rock fire and frenzy. With a drug intake that would have felled a buffalo, it's a miracle he lived to tell his tale. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Sign up now for a free, 1-day trial and receive full access to:

  • Questia's entire collection
  • Automatic bibliography creation
  • More helpful research tools like notes, citations, and highlights
  • A full archive of books and articles related to this one
  • Ad-free environment

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this article

This article has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this article

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited article

Music: Hives of Activity; THE SONIC RAMPAGES OF THE HIVES HAVE CAPTIVATED ROCK FANS EVERYWHERE, BUT THEY CAN'T COMPARE TO THE ONSLAUGHT OF IGGY POP
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

    Already a member? Log in now.