Tyrannosaurus Hives

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Tyrannosaurus Hives
Studio album by The Hives
Released 19 July 2004
Recorded Varispeed
Studio Gröndahl
2003–2004
Genre Garage rock
Length 29:58
Label No Fun, Interscope, Polydor
Producer The Hives, Pelle Gunnerfeldt
The Hives chronology
Your New Favourite Band
(2001)
Tyrannosaurus Hives
(2004)
The Black and White Album
(2007)
Singles from Tyrannosaurus Hives
  1. "Walk Idiot Walk"
    Released: June 2004
  2. "Two-Timing Touch and Broken Bones"
    Released: October 2004
  3. "Abra Cadaver"
    Released: December 2004
  4. "A Little More for Little You"
    Released: October 2005
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau (3-star Honorable Mention)[2]
NME (8/10) [3]
Pitchfork Media (7.5/10) [4]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars [5]
Scene Point Blank (8.0/10) [6]

Tyrannosaurus Hives is the third full-length album by The Hives, released on 20 July 2004. It is their first album since Veni Vidi Vicious from 2000, and also their first original release on a major label.

If the front cover of the album is removed from the case and lined up with the back, one can see that there is an extra pair of legs, hinting at Randy Fitzsimmons' existence. "Diabolic Scheme" was featured in the Swedish vampire movie Frostbiten, whereas "B is for Brutus" and "Uptight" were both featured in the racing video game Gran Turismo 4.

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Randy Fitzsimmons

  1. "Abra Cadaver" – 1:33
  2. "Two-Timing Touch and Broken Bones" – 2:00
  3. "Walk Idiot Walk" – 3:31
  4. "No Pun Intended" – 2:20
  5. "A Little More for Little You" – 2:58
  6. "B is for Brutus" – 2:36
  7. "See Through Head" – 2:21
  8. "Diabolic Scheme" – 3:00
  9. "Missing Link" – 1:56
  10. "Love in Plaster" – 3:11
  11. "Dead Quote Olympics" – 1:59
  12. "Antidote" – 2:30
  13. "Uptight" (UK bonus track) – 2:25
  14. "The Hives Meet the Norm" (UK bonus track) – 2:06

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Phares, Heather (2004-07-20). "Allmusic review". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2012-09-02. 
  2. ^ "CG: The Hives". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2012-09-02. 
  3. ^ "IPC Media - the UK's leading consumer magazine and digital publisher". Web.nme.com. 2012-08-24. Retrieved 2012-09-02. 
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ "Rolling Stone Music | Album Reviews". Rollingstone.com. Retrieved 2012-09-02. 
  6. ^ "The Hives – Tyrannosaurus Hives | Review | Scene Point Blank | Hardcore, Punk, Indie & Alternative Album Reviews | Interviews | News". Scene Point Blank. 2004-12-13. Retrieved 2012-09-02.