Video: The Hives – “Go Right Ahead”
The Hives are back with a new single that won’t bring you down…Bruce! Howlin’ Pelle Almqvist is in fine form, decked out in a top hat and cape, and mugging with his best Lux Interior faces. America needs more cape rock.
The new album, Lex Hives, is due June 5 on Disques Hives.
2012 tour dates:
6/19 – Washington, D.C. – 9:30 Club
6/20 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
6/22 – New York, NY – Terminal 5
6/23 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
6/25 – Montreal, QC – Metropolis
6/26 – Toronto, ON – Sound Academy
6/27 – Pontiac, MI – Clutch Cargo’s
6/29 – Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest
6/30 – Chicago, IL – The Vic Theatre
5 thoughts on “New Hives video: Go Right Ahead”
Damn. I’m renting tuxes for the band next time I record… Dress for success! Great video.
I was definitely reminded of ELO’s “Don’t Bring Me Down” while watching it… After clicking through and seeing the YouTube comments, was led to this:
Q: The lead single to Lex Hives, ‘Go Right Ahead’, sounds suspiciously a lot like Electric Light Orchestra’s (ELO) ‘Don’t Bring Me Down’…
A: We made the song, and we were really happy with the song. But months later we realised that it sounded a lot like ELO’s ‘Don’t Bring Me Down’, so we contacted Jeff Lynns and basically gave him a cut off the songwriting. It wasn’t intentional though. Somehow subconsciously that ELO track was probably where it came from.
… so that’s interesting.
i love ELO but it didn’t come to mind when i heard this, the songs have a totally diff thing going. Great video, and what a totally lovable hard-working crew, “Knock knock, here to rock.” We’re roadtripping to see them in June—XLNCE.
That’s a fun song. Those guys are puttin’ on the Ritz!
Jeeziz, just the other day I was wondering “Whatever happened to the Hives?”
This sounds like a lock for purchase…