Walk Idiot Walk
|"Walk Idiot Walk"|
|Single by The Hives|
|from the album Tyrannosaurus Hives|
|Released||6 July 2004|
|Genre||Garage punk, garage rock revival, post-punk revival|
|The Hives singles chronology|
In Australia, the song was ranked #55 on Triple J's Hottest 100 of 2004.
The video takes place in a white room with crossword puzzle designs on the wall. Before the music starts, there's a sign with a large "!", the Hives appear. In the middle of the music video, Pelle Almqvist begins to walk on the wall, as he steps on the crossword designs, letters appear soon after, reading "Walk Idiot Walk".
In popular culture
It was featured in a season 4 episode, "Jinx", of Smallville. It was used in the Season 2 episode, "My Mother the Fiend" of Veronica Mars. It was used as the theme song for the 2004 WWE Diva Search which later became the theme to former Diva Search winner and TNA Knockout, Christy Hemme. The main riff is similar to that of The Who's "I Can't Explain", and even more similar to Sonic 2's Metropolis Zone. The song also features in Guitar Rock Tour.
- "Walk Idiot Walk" (Album Version) - 3:31
- "Genepool Convulsions" - 2:16
- "Keel-Hauling Class of '89" - 2:45