|Hello Peter?.Iīm sorry it took some time?we
have so much to do? Tomorrow we go to Barcelona where we play on a festival
?( www.outline.es ) I hope everythings
is ok?.stay punk// Beef
|Itīs you who sings in the group, tell me much
about your history
The band was founded many years ago but thiese guys have eben together since 1996. The fall of 1997 we released the EP ?Horrorway EP? on our own company. The spring 1999 we were contacted by the german label PLY as we signed to. Then we were in studio already and we did the grounds to the record which came out ?Screwed, blued and tattooed!? A six song EP (six
feet down and two fingers up) was releasd in the spring 2000 in the waiting of the fullength. In the same time as we did the ep-release w did our first Germanytour. Here in Sweden the most things stood still except that we played a s a support act to DAD in Stockholm and Gothenburg. We did some small gigs eher and there. In november the same year we released ?Srewed....? which also was followed by a tour to Germany. In april we supported US Bombs during their europetour which became our break there. 25
gigs in 25 days was hard but we got very good response. And we came along good with the Bombs so the whole tour was very good. In August 2001 we did a new tour in Germany, Belgium and Austria. When we came home we began the recording of Bigger than Jesus. In the spring 2002 we have been down to do
some small gigs in Germany, and a Tv-show for NBC when 35 millions watchers saw us. In the beginning of july we do another European Tour and we start in Barcelona.
|Please tell me a little about every member
in the band, age , famaily andso on
Spooky Fred ? drums, married and he works in the psychiatric care.
$ Ace ? bass, married and he study.
Boner ? leadguitar & leadvoxsingle and he works as a musicconsulent
Beef Bonanza ? gitarr & leadvox, single and he works here and there.
|Have it been many perosnal changes?
No,in t he beginning it was a little turbulence, but this have been
toegether since 1996.
I compare you a little to Psychotic Youth,
|What other bands does people compare you to?
We have heard many suggestions but often itīs Social Distortion andRamones?
|Which is the most peculiar review you ever
Some paper compared us to Magnus Uggla(?!) and Boppers ......hmmmm.
|Do you care about reviews?
Of course you care but you donīt dig yourself down if you got a bad review. Itīs so that everybody canīt have the same taste. But we havenīt got so many bad reviews through the years.
|Youīre not so wellknown in Sweden, what does
it depends on? Is it any other country you sell a hell lot of more records?
The early records have not been promoted in Sweden so itīs not so peculiar. I hope it will change. We sell alot of records most in Germany, but it have started to moving in other parts of Europe too..
|Hives goes along very well with USA, itīs
maybe something for you to break through
Bigger Than Jesus was released in USA some week ago so we will see. But of course it had been fun to kick their asses...
What do you think about rocklife in Sweden, is there any good bands?
How is it to live in Karlskrona and play this sort of music?
How would you describe your music with three words?
What does the word punk mean to you? Is it only a word or a lifestyle?
How did you came in contact with people Like You? Is it a good company?
Is there any other good bands there?
How is a good concert with you, is it more people on stage than in
Whatīs the most peculiar which have happened during a concert with you,
in the audience or on stage?
What drives you to play music , because you donīt sell any million
|Why these artist names, is a little like
|What do you like living in Sweden, I mean
politically is it really good to have a prime minister who is dancing in
I like living here. Itīs too much laws and so but in the wholeness
itsīreally good. The beer could be a little cheaper.
|Where do you stand politically or do you
donīt care about
You canīt give a shit about politics. But we donīt put in our lyrics
because itīs up to every individual person to make their own opinion. I donīt want to force something upon someone else.
|Lyrics seems not to be so impoartant to you,
where do you get the
Everything , it can be a movie, some strange thing from the paper or a an odd person you have been met or situations which you have been into.
|Please rank your five favourite records, five
favoruite concerts and the five most important things in life?
This is fucking difficult....it must be without individual order...I would
like to do a 50 best of instead.?
# Ramones ? Itīs alive
# Social Distortion ? Somewhere between heaven and hell
# Stiff Little Fingers - Inflammable material
# The Clash ? The Clash
# Sator ? Slammer!
+ Social Distortion ? KB Malmö
+ Ramones, Iggy Pop, Nomads ? Isstadion Sthlm
+ Stray Cats ? Dailys Sthlm
+ Brian Setzer, 68 CBS ? Köpenhamn
+ Rancid, Motörhead, Zeros and so on
Ī ha kul och trivas
Ī have fun and feeling comfortable
|First,last and the most expensive record ever
The first record was Ramones I think.
The last one was One Man Army
The most expensive-I donīt really know, but it was surely some punksingle.
|What is the most important to a young band to
think about which comesforeward right now? The music business is rotten and
it sits often people who makes money out of you. Check your rights and donīt
do anything you donīt want.
|Which are your futureplans as a band?
-Now this week we begin our europetour in Barcelona. We have 25 gigs in a month and then after that we must do some new songs. Then back to Germany and do some festivalgigs again. And we hope we will play some gigs in Sweden too
|For you as human being?
Keep on having fun.
Better regret something you did than regret something you never tested
|Something more to add?
See you out there somewhere?.
I got three records with you Screwed, Horrorway and Bigger than, how do
I get other stuff with you?