Veni Vidi Vicious

September 13, 2010 | Format: MP3

$9.49
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: May 7, 2002
  • Release Date: May 7, 2002
  • Label: Sire/Burning Heart/Epitaph
  • Copyright: 2000 Warner Bros. Records Inc.
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  • Total Length: 27:48
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  • ASIN: B0018MPDVA
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (200 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #59,751 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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3.8 out of 5 stars

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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By misternoodley on January 25, 2002
Format: Audio CD
to suggest that the hives are a throwback to the proto-punk of detroit is to totally underestimate the degree and reach of their piracy. it's like they've sucked up every crumb of trashy rock since louie louie and regurgitated it on veni vidi vicious, and they stop just shy of quoting their influences from the sonics to blur (yeah, i said blur). graying aficionados of american punk will find themselves in familiar terrain, but then again, grindcore fans who were probably in diapers when the dolls started purveying their junk-style take on glam will recognize the energy (if not the soul). and somewhere in between, the hives were careful to pick at the carcasses of the new york noise bands of the 80's. so if somebody were to say to me that there's not one original thought on this cd, i'd be hard-pressed to find a rebuttal (except to weakly point out that there's not really an original thought on any cd coming out these days).
that doesn't mean i'm not going to go out on a limb and say the hives deserve a place in the pantheon of great RAWK (oy!) based on this album alone though. there's nothing wrong with building on the unique ideas of your forebears, but it does increase the pressure to deliver. imho, they totally deliver. they're tight and cacophonous and obnoxious - everything you'd wanna hear about a rock band. they've hung their talents on memorable, catchy tunes and even the lyrics are kind of smart - in a clipped, snotty punk-... sort of way. there's not a dud in the bunch, including the charming crooner find another girl. highlights are die, all right!, hate to say i told you so, but most of all, main offender. all of 'em brilliant, cathartic, and fun - the sort of butchy summer keg-tunes i like to crank up in my car with the windows all open and howl along to.
if you like trashy rock like this, check out royal trux's accelerator too.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Anonymous Bob on December 12, 2004
Format: Audio CD
This an amazing album all the way through. It's not like those sellout bands with an album that has one good song. You can listen to all 12 songs without stopping and then want to hear them again. This is a perfect example of a real punk rock record. It resembles bands like the ramones and the sex pistols much more than these new sellout bands like simple plan and good charlotte and yellowcard and bands like that. It is perfect for audiences anywhere from the rebellious kids of the 1970's to the emo kids of the 1990's. It is an amazing album and i reccomend i to everyone.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Andy Groomhan on December 9, 2002
Format: Audio CD
The Hives, coming from Sweden, could very well be the world's greatest punk band currently running. How? Two notable things:
1)They avoid the pitfalls of current punk rock...there's no nasal, whining vocals (Blink 182/White Stripes), there's no self absorbed, pity me self-rightousness (Good Charlotte/Nickelback) nor political preaching (Int. Noise Conspiracy), avoids insincerity (The Vines) and The Hives totally lack any hip hop influences (Sum 41).
2)They reach back and transcend the influences of the late 70's/early 80's punk. "Transcend" is the key word here. Other than just emulating the styles of the past, the Hives take the styles of Mod, punk and hardcore and make them their own.
Often compared to the Rolling Stones (mostly because of the antics of lead singer Howlin' Pele Almqvist) this really touches base mostly with the early Jam and 1977 sound (Mod has always been and remains cool). "Hate To Say I Told You So" takes off from it's "New Rose" style riff to inflict real danger and menace upon it's listeners ("Gonna do what I please, gonna spread the disease, because I wanna"). The oft-maligned "Find Another Girl" shows diversity in the songwriting and throughout the disc they title songs after themselves in a Jon Spencer self mythological type thing...not a bad idea, afterall, who's cooler than Jon Spencer??
The Hives bring life to a genre that's become increasingly boring in it's sameness simply by being old school punks. They are arrogant, rude, exciting and they don't care about rampant capitalism, broken homes, hip hop, skate culture or whether Mall Rats or MTV like them or not.
Punk's not dead after all Wattie, it's alive and well and living in Sweden.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Gavin B. on June 25, 2002
Format: Audio CD
Five dopey looking dudes from the land of Abba out to save rock and roll? You bet...The Hives have a chainsaw guitar cross-attack that will make your hairs stand on end. Forget about the Strokes and White Stipes, these are the real saviors of rock and roll. Music that makes you want to drink 15 expressos and do something really weird in front of an authority figure. If you buy just one CD for the rest of your life, this is it...your new favorite band!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Dave sprong on August 15, 2002
Format: Audio CD
I'm telling you people, if you like punk (and I mean REAL punk, none of this Blink-182ish garbage) than this is an album that you simply have to own. The Hives perform a very old-school style of punk. Loud, fast and raw! These guys are definetely the pride of their homeland Sweden (and that country really needs some pride after they gave us ABBA [ewwww!]).
Almost every track on this album is quality, but usually under two minutes. It's not a very long album (clocking in at around 28 minutes), but you will enjoy most of it.
A few of the stand-outs on this album would (of course) be the first single, "Hate to say I told you so". The cathcy rhyme of the verse and the rapid fire outro definetly portray singer Pelle Almqvist talent as a singer (even if he does tend to squeak more than a mouse being beaten by a squirrel).
Another would be the fourth track, "Main Offender". Hopefullly this will be thier next single. Like "Hate to say I told you so", "Main offender" is just a bit slower than the rest of the album, but considering the rest of the tracks, that isn't very slow at all! The guitar work is very fluid with the vocals, and Pelle Almqvist vocal talent still shines, but also STILL squeaks
more than a chipmunk ging thru puberty!
Other stand-outs include the VERY slightly industrial feel of "Supply and Demand". The lightning fast "Metric System in Time", and the very mosh-worthy "Die, Alright". But thier is one big flaw in Veni Vidi Vicious. It's a song called "Find Another Girl". What were there guys smoking when they wrotte this song. It's a doo-wop, cornball song about falling in love and getting your heart broken. It sounds like a Buddy Holly track played on Telecasters. This album would be perfect if not for this single...basket of a track.
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