Barely Legal (album)

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Barely Legal
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Studio album by The Hives
Released 22 September 1997
Recorded 1997
Genre Punk rock, garage punk, hardcore punk
Length 27:21
Label Burning Heart, Epitaph
Producer Pelle Gunderfelt
The Hives chronology
Oh Lord! When? How?
(1996)
Barely Legal
(1997)
A.K.A. I-D-I-O-T
(1998)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

Barely Legal is the debut studio album by Swedish rock band The Hives, from Fagersta, Sweden.

The album's second track, "A.K.A. I-D-I-O-T", had a video produced, but it was not commercially released until it was included as an extra on some pressings of Your New Favourite Band. The band later recorded an EP by the same name.

The album sleeve features three quotations from fake newspaper reviews. These quotations are originally from British newspapers referring to the Aldous Huxley novel Brave New World.

Track listing[edit]

All songs, with the exception of Black Jack, written by Randy Fitzsimmons.

No. Title Length
1. "Well, Well, Well" 1:02
2. "a.k.a. I-D-I-O-T" 2:12
3. "Here We Go Again" 2:12
4. "I'm a Wicked One" 1:45
5. "Automatic Schmuck" 2:17
6. "King of Asskissing" 1:46
7. "Hail Hail Spit N' Drool" 1:27
8. "Black Jack" (Mike Chandler, Mike Mariconda & Mike Tchang) 2:45
9. "What's That Spell?... Go to Hell!" 1:41
10. "Theme from..." 2:49
11. "Uptempo Venomous Poison" 1:13
12. "Oh Lord! When? How?" 1:42
13. "The Stomp" 1:54
14. "Closed for the Season" 2:34

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Deming, Mark. "Allmusic review". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2012-09-02. 

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