The Hives: "Hate To Say I Told You So" Video
In 1993, 5 adolescents in the small industrial town of Fagersta, Sweden each receive a letter with a time and place. A year later they, led by the genius of a Mr. Randy Fitzsimmons, begin to appear in various public places in and around Fagersta. The response is one of confusion, excitement and contempt. In the year 1995 word had spread throughout the middle part of Sweden. These kids with strange haircuts play really fast and short sets that sometimes just fall apart in arguments and sometimes are pure magic to witness. Record company exec. Peter Ahlqvist hears of this. He is intrigued but a bit uncertain, as he doesn't really know what to make of them. He decides however that he can release them on a side label to minimize damage to his own label Burning Heart, if these young men would enter the studio on one of their infamous bad days.
Said and done, in 1996 a mini-CD aptly titled "Oh Lord! When?How?" Is released and the smell of talent happening is in the air. People all over the world are overwhelmed and startled by how fresh and exciting this sounds. Meanwhile, the Hives and Mr. Fitzsimmons are already looking for a new sound and find it. They begin to plan a debut album. Peter Ahlqvist, impressed with the Hives and everything around them decide to move them up a notch to Burning Heart.
In our annual outtakes episode, we discover that Molly really needs a haircut and has a tendency to choke on her own saliva. Ew.
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Hot Swedish electro artists The Knife?s third studio album Silent Shout will be in stores on July 25th. Based in Stockholm, Sweden The Knife create subversive, shape-shifting soundscapes that defy categorization. Moving between realms, from highly danceable to tightly intimate spaces, theirs is music left of center and on the avant tip. Silent Shout, The Knife's third album, debuted at #1 on the Swedish charts. Mute will release Silent Shout, The Knife's first domestic release on July 25, 2006. "Silent Shout," the first single and title track, will be released on 12" and CD June 27, 2006 and features remixes from Shinedoe, Troy Pierce and more. Brother and sister, Olof Dreijer and Karin Dreijer Andersson, began making music together as The Knife in 1999, releasing records under their label Rabid Records. Deftly utilizing technology to strip, break down, defile, rebuild, and renew, their self-titled debut album The Knife, released in 2001, was followed by a soundtrack for the independent film Hannah med H, and their second artist album, Deep Cuts, both in 2003. The Knife is also famously responsible for penning ?Heartbeats?, a soul-tugging track made popular by Mute label-mate (and fellow Swede) Jose Gonzalez.
This week was FILLED with conceptual ideas that are sometimes pure genius, and sometimes pure WTH. Seriously, Pornisonic, we are talking to you! Natali Del Conte and Gknee join the party to make this extra long episode 80% female, 20% male. Has this ever happened at CNET before?!
"Underworld: Evolution" continues the saga of war between the aristocratic Death Dealers and the barbaric Lycans (werewolves). The film traces the beginnings of the ancient feud between the two tribes as Selene (Kate Beckinsale), the beautiful vampire heroine, and Michael (Scott Speedman), the lycan hybrid, try to unlock the secrets of their bloodlines. The fast-paced, modern-day tale of deadly action, ruthless intrigue and forbidden love takes them into the battle to end all wars as the immortals must finally face their retribution.
Luciano was born in 1974 as Jepther McClymont in Davey Town, Jamaica. He grew up in Manchester, in the country. Then he becomes a orange-seller in Montego Bay. He began singing in his local parish church before assuming the name of Stepper John and migrating to Kingston in 1992. His debut tune was for Herman Chin-Loy at Aquarius, then he did half an album with Pressley for Mau Mau producer Sky High. His name was then changed into Luciano. 'Give my love a try' was his first Jamaican hit. Phillip 'Fattis' Burrell produced his first two UK hits: 'Chant Out' and 'Poor and Simple', that was in the summer of 1993 on Exterminator. His debut solo album, Moving Up was released in 93 (RAS/Exterminator). Sly and Robbie and their Taxi label helped Luciano, who later joined Freddie McGregor's Big Ship organisation. 'Shake It Up Tonight' was his first UK number 1. This song came from the album with the same name (Big Ship 1993).
The Rapture was formed in early 1998 by drummer Vito Roccoforte and guitarist/vocalist Luke Jenner. The whimsical indie group had extensive touring behind them by the time they recorded 1999's Mirror for Gravity. More touring ensued -- with the likes of Sunny Day Real Estate and Nuzzle -- and the band eventually relocated to New York City. They lost their original bassist and found a new one in Matt Safer, who had recently moved from Washington, D.C. After some more touring, the band recorded the six-song Out of the Races and Onto the Tracks EP and had it released by Sub Pop in 2001. Thanks to their sloppy brand of scratchy post-post-punk, the Rapture was hailed as a forerunner of the post-punk revival that was taking place in the early 2000s. Their profile increased significantly with 2002's "House of Jealous Lovers" 12"; that same year, they added multi-instrumentalist Gabriel Andruzzi to the fold. The full-length Echoes followed for Gary Gersh's Strummer label in late 2003. The follow-up, Pieces of the People We Love, was released three years later by Mercury.
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The 2006 Mercury Milan is about as average as they come, with features sometimes matching but never outstripping the competition. While pleasant enough to behold, the Milan really doesn't offer much to desire.