“Go Right Ahead”

The Swedish garage-rock pyrotechnicians crib from an unlikely source on this comeback single: ELO's "Don't Bring Me Down," whose main riff becomes this tune's backbone. The Hives dispense with the original's orchestral pomp in favor of horns and glam-rock stomp, but even Pelle Almqvist's howl can't help the track escape its source material's shadow.

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From The Archives Issue 1154: April 12, 2012
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