Song of the Day: The Hives – “Die, All Right!”

It’s hard to believe The Hives’ breakthrough album Veni Vidi Vicious turned 16 years old this year. The album gave music a needed rockin’ kick in the butt at the time — what else would you expect from a band whose members called themselves Howlin’ Pelle Almqvist, Nicholaus Arson, Vigilante Carlstroem, Dr. Matt Destruction, and Chris Dangerous (I still remember the feel of the grin on my face when I read those names for the first time). This was the second track on the album and the fourth one released as a single, and it was just like the rest of the album — a jolt of pure raw energy.

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