A.K.A. I-D-I-O-T

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A.K.A. I-D-I-O-T
EP by The Hives
Released 13 March 1998
Recorded 1997
Genre Garage punk, garage rock
Length 12:52
Label Burning Heart
Producer Pelle Gunderfelt, Freddy Flame
The Hives chronology
Barely Legal
A.K.A. I-D-I-O-T
A Killer Among Us
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

A.K.A. I-D-I-O-T is an EP by Swedish band The Hives, released in 1998.

The song "A.K.A. I-D-I-O-T" was first released as the second track on The Hives' first album, Barely Legal. It was released again on the compilation Your New Favourite Band, though not in its entirety, along with "Outsmarted", "Untutored Youth" and "Mad Man". "Numbers" is a cover of The Adicts' song from the album Songs of Praise and appeared only on the American pressing of the EP.

Music video[edit]

An unreleased music video was filmed in black-and-white and features the band performing this song in a recording studio. All of the band members, excluding Chris Dangerous, are wearing sunglasses. The strobe lights are flashing during the chorus of "A.K.A. I-D-I-O-T".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "A.K.A. I-D-I-O-T"
  2. "Outsmarted"
  3. "Untutored Youth"
  4. "Fever"
  5. "Mad Man"
  6. "Numbers"


External links[edit]

"A.K.A. I-D-I-O-T" by The Hives on YouTube