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The Death of Randy Fitzsimmons by The Hives

The Hives

The Death of Randy Fitzsimmons

Release Date: Aug 11, 2023

Genre(s): Pop/Rock

Record label: Disques Hives


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Album Review: The Death of Randy Fitzsimmons by The Hives

Very Good, Based on 3 Critics

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Based on rating 7/10

Time can be unkind to a band like the Hives. Despite not releasing an album in 11 years, the Swedish rock band has stayed active without pause, presumably considered by most to coast on their early 2000s success. But no one can accuse them of ever running out of gas, as they've been emblematic of what it means to have true rock showmanship. From the number of excuses any band could've told while on a recording hiatus, they went ahead and killed one of their own: the alter ego Randy Fitzsimmons.

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DIY Magazine
Opinion: Excellent

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Clash Music
Opinion: Fairly Good

In May of this year, The Hives had an urgent announcement to make. Randy Fitzsimmons, the Swedish garage rock veteran's infamously secretive - and potentially fictitious - founder, had passed on . Or at least that's how it certainly appeared. A series of demos he had left behind helped formed the basis of the band's latest, sixth record, the appropriately titled 'The Death Of Randy Fitzsimmons'.

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