Tuesday, January 19, 2010

So sick of trying to make my time last and ending up with less

72. The Hives - "The Hives - Introduce the Metric System in Time" (from the Veni Vidi Vicious album, Burning Heart Records, 2000)

One of the many great songs on the Hives' second and best album is this one, a hard rocking number about trying to introduce a revolutionary idea to society at large, and, I daresay, one of the best songs ever about the subject. Their flirtation with both extreme ends of the political spectrum within the context of Rock'n'Roll and Rock'n'Roll Performance (THE HIVES ARE LAW AND YOU ARE CRIME) was so goddamn wonderful and fun; I smile every time "Tick, Tick, Boom" is used in a sports broadcast (which is a lot, recently) cuz I like to see them getting that money.

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