The return of ELO! I mean, The Hives!
Track: The Hives – Go Right Ahead
File Under: Like ELO, but angry
Swedish garage rockers The Hives returned this week with an entertaining new video and familiar sounding new song. Have a listen. No, it’s not just you that thinks it sounds a bit like ELO’s 1979 hit Don’t Bring Me Down. Even the Hives do.
“We made the song, and we were really happy with the song,” says singer Pelle Almqvist. “But months later we realised that it sounded a lot like ELO’s ‘Don’t Bring Me Down’, so we contacted Jeff Lynne and basically gave him a cut off the songwriting. It wasn’t intentional though. Somehow subconsciously that ELO track was probably where it came from.”
Decide for yourself by listening to the Hives song here…
…and the ELO track here:
ELO, I mean THE HIVES, tour Europe in May and the US in June. Full info here.